Nigeria: What are the challenges for the new president?
06 March 2023 | 5:22 am
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, winner of Nigeria's presidential election, will have to face countless issues in Nigeria. On the list: the economy, insecurity and a young, hopeless generation leaving the country. But how will he manage?
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