Nigeria elections - updates

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U.S. hails 'successful' Nigeria vote

Mar 01, 2019 - 1:18 PM

'We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says

RE-ELECTED. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (R) addresses the audience following his re-election, after Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission presented his certificate of election on February 27, 2019, in Abuja. File photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP

Nigeria's Buhari faces long to-do list in second term

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:55 PM

'The hard work to build a better Nigeria continues,' Muhammadu Buhari says in his acceptance speech on Wednesday, February 27

SECOND TERM. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the audience following his reelection, after Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission presented his certificate of election on February 27, 2019, in Abuja. Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP

Nigeria's Buhari wins reelection as opposition vows court battle

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:20 AM

(UPDATED) It is the second victory at the ballot box for Muhammadu Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa's most-populous nation and top oil producer

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari attends a military parade marking the country's 58th anniversary of independence, on Eagle Square in Abuja. Photo by Sodiq Adelakun/AFP

Nigeria election violence killed 'at least 39' – monitors

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:05 PM

In the Okoto area of the country's biggest city, Lagos, voters were chased away and ballot boxes were destroyed, say poll monitors

NIGERIA VOTE. Electoral Commission Officers await for voters as a polling station opens at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, the day of the general elections. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP

Nigeria votes for a new president after delay

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Results are expected from early next week, with the winner gaining control of Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer for 4 years

NIGERIA VOTE. Electoral Commission Officers await for voters as a polling station opens at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, the day of the general elections. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP

2 die in political unrest ahead of Nigeria vote

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:19 PM

The election delay has increased tensions between the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, stoking fears of violence and rigging

UNREST. A motorcyclist drives by a vehicle set on fire following deadly clashes between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Kofa in Bebeji district of Kano, economic nerve centre of northern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019. - Two people were killed, while 40 vehicles, 12 motorcycles and houses were burn following bloody clashes between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kofa town, Bebeji district of Kano, northeast Nigeria ahead of tomorrow's rescheduled presidential election. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Nigeria panel confirms elections will take place on February 23

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:37 PM

'There won't be another postponement. The commission does not envisage there will be a postponement of the election scheduled for 9th March,' the Independent National Electoral Commission says

ELECTIONS. Rickshaws emblazoned with campaign posters bearing images of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party election candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Peter Obi stand on a road in Abuja on February 19, 2019, ahead of rescheduled general elections. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:34 PM

At an emergency meeting of his ruling All Progressives Congress party in Abuja, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to make sure the rescheduled ballot proceeds without a hitch

ELECTIONS. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to make sure the February 23 ballot proceeds without a hitch. File photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Last-minute Nigeria election delay disappoints voters

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:41 PM

'If you want to postpone the election, then you can do so one week beforehand, but you can't just postpone a few hours before,' says leading opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar

POSTPONED. Nigerians read a daily newspaper on February 16, 2016 in Lagos after the national election has been postponed. Photo by Stefan Heunis/AFP

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

Feb 15, 2019 - 8:42 PM

A total of 73 candidates are on the ballot for Saturday, February 16 – the sixth election in 20 years since Nigeria returned to democracy after decades of military rule

ELECTIONS. This combination of file photos created on February 15, 2019 shows Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during a joint press conference in Abuja on August 31, 2018 and former vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaking during the People's Democratic Party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6, 2018. Photos by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Top judge's suspension not linked to election – Nigeria

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen is accused of failing to declare foreign currency bank accounts, in breach of rules governing the declaration of assets by public officials

NIGERIA ELECTION. President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Nigeria's top judge pending the outcome of his disputed trial on corruption charges, the government said on January 25, 2019. Photo by Sodiq Adelakun/AFP

Nigeria president-elect told to 'win peace' vs Boko Haram

Apr 03, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The real battle should take place on the social and economic front say analysts on Nigeria s president elect and his vow to fight terror group Boko Haram

NEW LEADER. Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari wins the polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation. AFP photo

Buhari in historic Nigeria election win

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:11 AM

Muhammadu Buhari becomes Nigeria s president elect after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power ever in Africa s most populous nation

MR PRESIDENT. In this file photo, All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari speaks after casting his vote at a polling station at Daura in Katsina State on March 28, 2015. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Close race between Jonathan, Buhari in tense Nigerian elections

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The tense presidential vote pitting Jonathan against the former military ruler Buhari is the closest in Nigeria s history and the first with a credible opposition challenge

NIGERIANS DECIDE. Nigerian electoral officials work on the collation of Presidential and National Assembly election results at the Lagos local government collation centre in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria 29 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Despite violence linked to Boko Haram militants and sporadic unrest elsewhere UN chief Ban Ki moon and others praise the conduct of the vote

NIGERIA DECIDES. Nigerian electoral officials work on the collation of Presidential and National Assembly election results at the Lagos local government collation centre in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria 29 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Nigeria troops battle Boko Haram near Bauchi

Mar 29, 2015 - 9:49 PM

Soldiers supported by two fighter jets intercept rebels preparing to invade the city of Bauchi in Nigeria

BOKO HARAM. In this screen grab image taken on February 9, 2015 from a video made available by Islamist group Boko Haram, leader Abubakar Shekau (C) makes a statement at an undisclosed location. Boko Haram/AFP

Nigeria votes in crunch presidential election

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Results from both the presidential and parliamentary vote being held at the same time are expected within 48 hours of polls closing

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Nigerian officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sort out election materials before distribution to local government areas in Dutse, Jigawa state, North West Nigeria March 26, 2015. File photo by STR/EPA

Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:54 AM

Some 68 8 million voters out of a total population of some 173 million are registered to vote in Nigeria which is also Africa s leading economy and top oil producer

Nigeria delays elections as Boko Haram conflict spirals

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Updated President Goodluck Jonathan is locked in a tight race with the main opposition candidate former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari With the elections now postponed to March 28 an analyst says the advantage could swing in favor of Jonathan

DELAYED ELECTIONS: File photo of a campaign rally of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Taslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on January 30, 2015. AFP photo