Publication Date: January 30, 2023
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Publication Date: January 30, 2023

30 January 2023


11 The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense, the U. [...] This robust cooperation deepened the relations between the United States and Nigeria, opened opportunities for Nigeria to harness the economic and military potentials of the United States, and built a roadmap for benefits to continue expanding in the future. [...] However, the AU fell short on several Agenda 2063 benchmarks including the 2020 “Silencing the Guns” campaign, which faced setbacks in the face of worldwide trends of democratic decline, the comeback of coups in Africa, and in struggles to effectively combat terrorism in the Sahel region. [...] The absence of any of these facilitates the failure of the system and incenses dissatisfaction among the people, which is often the tonic for military takeovers. [...] Prior to the 2022 elections, the IEBC faced and continues to face a credibility test from diverse actors including political parties, the media, and citizens, with accusations of impartiality and manipulation of the electoral process and outcomes, which subverts the people’s will.

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