Nigeria politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Nigeria politics


Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

May 29, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' says reelected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

SECOND TERM. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who was reelected in February, has been in power since 2015. File photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Nigerian president vows corruption crackdown in second term

May 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he will push on with rooting out rampant corruption in Nigeria, saying the legal process is what has slowed progress so far

BUHARI. In this file photo, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari looks on as he attends the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea, in Jordan on April 6, 2019. File photo by KhalilMazraawi/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

Ill Nigerian president appears in rare photo – presidency

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Buhari has spent most of this year in London receiving treatment for an unspecified medical condition

This handout picture released on July 23, 2017, by the Office of the Nigerian Presidency shows the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) receiving in audience the All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation in the Abuja House in London. Office of the Nigerian Presidency / Handout / AFP

Calls for clarity over Nigeria's absent president

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Beyond official denials of rumors that he is terminally ill and even dead questions about President Muhammadu Buhari s health have been met with a deafening silence

HEADLINE. A man reads a newspaper, which front page focuses on President Mohammadu Buhari's follow-up medical consultation in London, as he stands outside a newsstand in Obalende district in Lagos, on May 8, 2017. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Nigeria state of emergency extension gets final nod

Nov 21, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Lawmakers in Nigeria s lower house unanimously backs extending the state of emergency in the country s northeast