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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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I’ll work harder this second term – Buhari

At the end of this second and final term, I will, God willing, return to Daura and settle down. Until then, I will continue to do my best for Nigeria, in security, infrastructure, jobs, fighting corruption. I will work even harder than I have done; I will not let Nigerians down.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 6, 2019 Follow @naijiant

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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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Tinubu’s bullishness about bullion vans demonstrates the buffoonery of Buhari’s anti-corruption

24 February 2019 Pictures surfaced on social media of two bullion vans allegedly entering the home of Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and self-styled “national leader” of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the day before yesterday’s presidential and national assembly (s)elections. Tinubu is seen as the “godfather” of Lagos State, who picks and chooses who runs the …

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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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