Security is expected to dominate the run-up to the next election in February 2019, at which Buhari will stand for a second term. He promised to defeat Boko Haram but is now facing a series of security challenges elsewhere.
The government has never said what exactly has been ailing Buhari and his long absences have led some to call for his replacement and for the military to remind its personnel to remain loyal. Earlier this year Buhari spent seven weeks in London for treatment and said he had never been so sick in his life
Authorities in Nigeria have beefed up security nationwide ahead of the gubernatorial polls to be held on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the recurrence of violent riots that led over 200 people dead following the recent presidential elections. “We cannot afford not to effectively monitor political activities and place actors under surveillance in order […]