Nigeria: Tinubu’s Turn –

by Digital Brainiacs
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Up against the wall, Tinubu will need his famed political savvy–and more–to stanch rising discontent in Nigeria.

Twice in the past two-and-a-half years, it had seemed all but certain that Bola Tinubu would be denied the object of all his political labors. The first time was in October 2020 when some #EndSARS protesters in Lagos took out their frustration with the Nigerian political establishment on investments and properties believed to be owned by Tinubu, including Television Continental (TVC), The Nation newspaper, and Lagos Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island.

Such was the ferocity of the attacks–and the ostensible damage to Tinubu’s reputation– that there seemed no way back to widespread public acceptance for him, let alone a credible challenge for the presidency. In hindsight, the #EndSARS-inspired attacks were a forewarning of the outcome of the presidential election in Lagos, albeit there were clearly other factors involved. The second time was last year during the All Progressives…

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