Nigeria: After Buhari…?

A frail Buhari appeared briefly last week before flying out for treatment again

With president Buhari on medical leave again, ambitious figures are positioning themselves favourably for what might happen next.

Lagos, Nigeria| AFRICAN ARGUMENTS|  Secrecy creates suspicion. In the cutthroat arena of Nigerian politics, it can also reveal ambition. The ongoing silence around of the health of Nigeria’s president has done just this.

For several weeks, Muhammadu Buhari has barely been seen in public. And on 7 May, he sought medical treatment in London, where he previously spent nearly two months...

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