A Week in Nigeria: 6 October

Highlights from Reuters coverage of Nigeria over the last seven days

It was the last week before the opposition People’s Democratic Party chooses its presidential candidate

In this week’s round-up: A bitter fight to be the ruling party’s gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, the opposition gears up to select a presidential candidate and MTN’s woes deepen.

The controversial poll spawned a flurry of articles in the local press and online media about a “godfather-godson relationship gone awry”. For some, the tense Lagos primary election was a reminder of the influence wielded by Tinubu, the man often referred to simply as Jagaban, whose support helped to sweep Buhari to power in 2015 by delivering voters in the southwest.

It was another week in which South African telecoms giant MTN hit the headlines in Nigeria

Nigeria bureau chief for Reuters. Ghanaian family, British accent. Ex-BBC, before that newspapers.