Nigeria vote - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Nigeria vote


Nigeria's Buhari looks to consolidate at state polls

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:30 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari will be expecting to consolidate his victory on February 23, where he wins in 19 states to secure a second 4-year terms of office

POLLS. Officials of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) look on as a woman casts her vote at a polling station in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 9, 2019, as voting has started to elect governors and lawmakers in 29 of the nation's 36 states two weeks after presidential and national assembly elections in which Buhari was elected for a second term. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/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

Nigeria main opposition cry foul at rally cancellation

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Nigeria's Peoples Democratic Party, the main opposition camp, says it had been denied access to the Old Parade Ground venue, despite making payments and having obtained official approval

POLLS. A woman sits beside a poster at the campaign headquarters of main opposition PDP party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar (L) and his running mate for vice president Peter Obi following the cancellation of a campaign rally by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, on February 9, 2019. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP