Claims of northern oil discovery prompt scepticism about timing ahead of Nigerian elections

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Issue 473 - 25 Nov 2022 - By Adaora Elemide | 3 minute read

After years of futile exploration, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the discovery of oil in Bauchi and Gombe states in north-eastern Nigeria, just as his administration enters its final period in office. However, there is considerable scepticism about an announcement that could allow fragile northern states to tap into additional federal funding, writes Adaora Elemide in Abuja.

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