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No, adverts on London buses are not calling for Nigeria’s Bukola Saraki to be jailed

15 March 2019 Videos which claim to show adverts on London buses calling for the imprisonment of Nigeria’s departing Senate president Bukola Saraki have together racked up more than 130,000 views on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. But the videos have been digitally altered to add the advertising, and London’s transport authority confirmed that no such advertisements are running on …

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EU: Nigerian state elections marred by ‘systemic failings’

11 March 2019 International observers have condemned accusations of violence and intimidation during the highly-contested state elections. State governors wield a considerable amount of power and influence in Nigerian politics. Nigeria’s presidential election may have officially wrapped up, but the country is still awaiting the final results of Saturday’s state elections which could have a significant impact on the country’s …

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Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

8 March 2019 Security analysts warn there is a risk of election-related violence in parts of the country. Millions of Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday in local elections, two weeks after the country’s presidential and legislative polls were marred by violence and fraud allegations. On the eve of the vote, which will see governorship and state …

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Shell sued for mega-fraud in Nigeria

4 March 2019 The Netherlands sues Shell because of possible corruption in Nigeria – for 1.1 billion dollar kickbacks, part would have been collected by former president Goodluck Jonathan. The corruption case revolves around the Nigerian oil field OPL 245. Shell and the Italian oil company Eni paid in 2011 jointly 1.3 billion dollars for the concessions for that field. …

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Millions in Nigeria lack access to clean water

2 March 2019 A survey conducted by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF shows millions of households in Nigeria do not have access to clean water sources. While the supply of clean water in Nigeria has improved recently, 3 in 10 people still lack access. Ruth Samuel and her four children live here in an uphill settlement on the outskirts …

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Chris Smith, New Jersey congressman says Nigerian (s)election results are being “tampered with”

25 February 2019 Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement on the elections in Nigeria: “Yesterday [Saturday 23 February 2019], Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. To avoid any manipulation of the tally, it is critical …

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‘Dozens killed’ in Nigeria poll violence, counting under way

24 February 2019 Delayed presidential poll marred by violence as voting stations and counting centres come under attack. The violence duringNigeria’s delayed presidential and legislative polls has claimed at least 27 lives and injured several others, an NGO closely following the election has said. On Sunday, the Election Network group said the outbreak of violence was “worrying” and that the authorities had been warned about …

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Vote counting begins in Nigeria’s delayed presidential election

23 February 2019 Observers say Saturday’s vote to re-elect Muhammadu Buhari or his main rival Atiku Abubakar is too close to call. The election was marred by technical issues that delayed the opening of polling stations in some areas. Most polling stations closed at 2 p.m. local time (1300 UTC) in Nigeria on Saturday following a delayed election to pick …

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Winning back trust in Nigeria’s rescheduled elections

22 February 2019 Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence. What happened? Nigeria’s 84 million voters were set to vote in …

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