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Violence and fraud in Kano State’s gubernatorial elections

27 March 2019 Eyewitnesses report massive vote rigging and manipulation in Kano state. Independent observers were prevented from doing their job. The opposition plans to challenge the result. All Rukayya Abba wanted to do on March 23 was cast her vote. But the scene she came across in the village of Bichi quickly made her change her mind. “There were …

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Violence and intimidation mar re-run polls in Nigeria

23 March 2019 Violence and voter intimidation once again marred polls in Nigeria Saturday, as voters tried to take part in re-run governorship and state elections already postponed once because of unrest. An opposition spokesman said some of their agents had been killed in the violence and called on election officials to cancel the vote again. Armed men armed with …

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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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2019 Nigeria (s)election: “Our crowds are bigger than yours”

25 January 2019 As next month’s presidential (s)election approaches, the battle between the main opposing camps – incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – has intensified all over social media. From corruption allegations on both sides to Atiku’s visit to the United States being treated like the messiah’s …

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Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan asks the questions Nigerian journalists fail to ask

15 December 2018 Nigerian journalists should watch Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan and always do so with pen and paper ready for note-taking.  Hasan was at his best again on the Upfront programme titled: “Who will be Nigeria’s next president?”, and trying to hold Nigerian politicians to account – something Nigerian chequebook journalists consistently fail to do. This time, Hasan had within …

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