Nigeria awaits formation of government as tensions rise over cost of living

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Issue 489 - 03 Aug 2023 - By Jon Marks | 5 minute read

President Bola Tinubu’s first two months in office have been marked by rapid moves to reform the poorly performing economy. However, his government faces daunting challenges which may not be eased by many senior posts going to ‘political’ appointees, as the new president returns pre-election favours. As inflation spikes, continued protests against ‘anti-poor policies’ are adding to pressures on Nigeria’s new leader, writes Jon Marks.

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