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Nigeria's race to replace Buhari. Who and what next? www.theexchange.africa

President Buhari of Nigeria is keen to complete critical infrastructure projects as elections approach next year.

One of these projects is the Lagos light rail train project, which has gathered dust for decades. The project is back in motion, with the state government optimistic that the first phase of the Blue Line – one of the two lines to form the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) system – will be operational this year.

Power infrastructure is a crucial area of interest. The country is rushing on the six-year multi-billion-dollar pact with German company Siemens to expand and revamp the dysfunctional national grid to unlock at least 25,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2025.

On the renewable energy side, the government is working on the 3,050 MW Mambilla Hydropower Project in Taraba, which has dragged on for over 40 years despite significant budgetary allocations.…

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The January 9 agreement comes after election delays following the feud between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo and Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble.

The delays have threatened the stability of the Horn of Africa’s country.

The agreement was reached after several days of talks hosted by the Prime Minister with other state leaders to resolve the country’s political crisis.
Roble issued a declaration that the consultative meeting had agreed on the final day of the parliamentary election as February 25.…