Nigeria

Nigeria’s Delayed Election Is Disrupting Everything, Even Its Famous, Big Weddings

When Gladys Megai first heard the second half of Nigeria’s elections had been rescheduled to hold on her wedding day (Mar. 9), she thought it was fake news. Like millions of Nigerians, she was asleep when INEC, Nigeria’s electoral...

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Boko Haram Will Never Break Them: Photographing Nigeria's Schoolgirls

Photojournalist Rahima Gambo has been documenting the experiences of students attending schools in the midst of the insurgency. The images challenge our perception of victimhood and war in Africa.(Image credit: Rahima Gambo)

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Nigeria, In Last Day Of Campaigning, Warned To 'choose Wisely'

Nigeria surged into the final day of campaigning ahead of Saturday's election, as President Muhammadu Buhari made one last pitch to stay in office while top challenger Atiku Abubakar shouted to supporters: “Oh my God! Let them go! Let them...

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Oil Prices Rally, Reach New 2019 Highs

From Reuters: Oil prices rebound from a morning slump, hitting their highest levels since late November. Nigeria is willing to reduce oil output to help secure higher prices, a spokesman said, after a Saudi envoy called on the nation to adhere to...
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It’s Become Much Harder To Rig Elections In Nigeria Thanks To Technology

In 2007, Musa Yar’Adua was elected president of Nigeria in an election so flawed, one of his major actions as president was pushing for electoral reforms. To his credit, due to progress made since, an election like that of 2007 (described as...

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Death Toll From Northwest Nigeria Attack Doubles To 130

The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to "wipe out certain communities." Governor Nasir...

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Nigerian Center Teaches Coding To Conflict-displaced Kids

Nigeria's internal conflicts have displaced nearly 2 million people, according to the United Nations, with 60 percent of them being children. A program in the Nigerian capital is trying to teach internally displaced children technology skills,...

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Army: 5 Boko Haram, 4 Soldiers Killed In Ne Nigeria

Five Boko Haram fighters and four soldiers were killed in fighting in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest clashes between troops and jihadists. Army spokesman Sagir Musa said five rebel fighters "met their Waterloo" as...
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Fela, Achebe And Saro-wiwa Were Right About Nigeria’s Politics

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and arguably its largest economy, is in electoral crisis following the 11th hour decision by the electoral commission to postpone polls due over the weekend. It’s a good time to celebrate democracy – but...
Related topics: Polls

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Jussie Smollett Paid Nigerian Brothers $3,500 Before Leaving For Nigeria – Promised Additional...

The Jussie Smollett hate hoax is quickly unraveling. It was reported Saturday night that the Chicago Police Department is no longer looking at ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett as a victim in his alleged assault — but rather an “active...
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Nigeria Postpones 2019 General Elections Hours Before Polls Open, Citing ‘logistics And...

Screenshot of INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announcing the postponement of the Nigerian General Elections on February 16, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigerians woke up on Saturday, February 16, to news that presidential elections will no...
Related topics: Polls, Screenshots

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Nigeria's Presidential Election Is Postponed For A Week

Nigeria's election commission postponed the country's presidential election early Saturday morning, announcing the delay only hours before polls were set to open. The vote has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 23. Both Nigerian President...
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‘maintain Calm’ And ‘exercise Patience’ Un Envoy Urges, As Nigeria Heads To Polls

As Nigerians get ready to head to the polls on Saturday, the Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), described the pre-election period as “largely, peaceful and participatory”, and called for that spirit to prevail through...
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Pompeo Calls Nigerian Candidates Ahead Of Election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Nigeria's two leading candidates for president ahead of Saturday's election and "underscored U.S. support for the Nigerian goal of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections."    Pompeo spoke...
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An Election Internet Shutdown Would Cost Nigeria $134 Million A Day

Nigeria’s government has publicly reiterated it will ensure internet access during its presidential elections on Saturday (Feb.16). Regardless, fears of an internet shutdown have lingered with Nigerians discussing the prospect across social...
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Jussie Smollett Lied! Hate Hoaxer Exposed — Faked Attackers Were Black Men From Nigeria!… Not...

The Jussie Smollett hoax is blowing up! Multiple sources tell ABC 7 Chicago that Jussie Smollet and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack – allegedly because his character was being written out of the show...
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The New Yorker Running For President Of Nigeria

One evening last summer, Chike Ukaegbu, a 35-year-old New York tech entrepreneur, called his uncle, Augustine Akalonu: “Are you sitting down?” Ukaegbu asked. Dr. Akalonu was sitting down; he was driving home from his pediatrics practice in the...

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Eu Adds Saudi Arabia, Others To Dirty-money Blacklist

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said Wednesday. The move is...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Panama, Terrorism

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At Least 14 People Killed In Stampede At Election Rally In Nigeria - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 14 people have died in a stampede during the rally that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent Nigerian president, held ahead of the upcoming general elections, in the southern Nigerian state of Rivers, Kem Daniel-Elebiga,...
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Nigeria's Presidential Elections — A Test For Democracy In Africa

An All Progressive Congress rally during the 2015 presidential elections in Nigeria. PHOTO: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (CC BY-SA 2.0) The African continent will witness 20 elections in 2019. The presidential election in Nigeria, however, is especially...
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