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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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Buhari has failed to deliver – German TV’s Lagos correspondent

15 February 2019 Nigeria’s President Buhari hopes to be re-elected on Saturday. When he took office four years ago, he made sweeping promises – which he has almost entirely failed to keep, says DW’s Lagos correspondent, Adrian Kriesch. Kano, in Nigeria’s north, in early 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Buhari supporters throng the streets on their way to a rally, …

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Atiku: I have no concrete plan on privatising NNPC

15 February 2019 Atiku Abubakar, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday’s Nigerian presidential (s)election, spoke to Adrian Kriesch of German public service broadcaster DW, following a rally in his home state of Adamawa. When questioned about his proposal to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), he said he had no “concrete plan”. It is instructive that …

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UK Guardian correspondent Ruth Maclean blames Buhari for disillusioned Nigerian voters

14 February 2019 As Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s correspondent in Nigeria gave her opinion on the situation in the country in a podcast yesterday. Listen to it below: https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/feb/14/selling-a-kidney-to-reach-europe Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s Nigeria correspondent She said that she arrived in Lagos a few days ago and the …

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