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President Buhari’s win challenged by Nigeria’s opposition

28 February 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has been reelected in Saturday’s polls, but his main opposition rival is calling the results “rigged”. The runner-up from the People’s Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar says he’ll challenge the outcome in court. Nigeria’s courts have tended not to favour opposition parties in the past. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has more from Abuja. Follow @naijiant

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A brief look at election fraud in Nigeria

27 February 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of the presidential (s)election that took place last Saturday.  But his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, has refused to make the call to congratulate the winner, saying: “If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of …

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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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Peter Obi’s dictatorial past

19 February 2019 Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was governor of Anambra State from 2007 to 2014. Obi won two terms as governor under the banner of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). However, towards the end of his second term he was making moves towards the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were …

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Nigeria (s)election postponement: Conspiracy or cock-up?

16 February 2019 Nigeria was scheduled to hold its presidential and national assembly (s)elections today and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) waited until literally the last minute, in the early hours of this morning, to conclude that the voting will be put back by a week. It was the same story four years ago when another election was postponed …

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