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Buhari’s “Next Level” of bloodthirsty irresponsibility

19 February 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari, who is running for re-election, while addressing party members yesterday, warned that: “Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb the election, may be that would be the last unlawful action you would take.  I have given the military and police the order to be ruthless.  I am going to warn …

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Nigeria’s postponed vote: What happens now?

18 February 2019 As the dust settles on Nigeria’s postponed general election, Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the electoral commission. But many are still optimistic their voices will be heard. Nigerians were left reeling over the weekend after the much-hyped general election was postponed by a week just hours before polls were due to open on the morning of 16 …

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Nigeria: another chaotic election

16 February 2019 Hours before polling stations were set to open, Nigeria’s electoral body announced the postponement of the elections for logistical reasons – a deja-vu moment, writes DW’s Thomas Mösch. The morning of February 16 seems all too familiar. It brings back memories of April 2011 when the electoral commission INEC, called off elections hours after(!) the polls had already opened and …

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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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Nasty Nasir El-Rufai takes official lawlessness in Nigeria to the “Next Level”

7 February 2019 Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed the “Next Level” as an election campaign slogan.  However, little did many Nigerians know that this meant the “next level” of violence to the APC governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. On Tuesday, he said on national television, in response to calls from some quarters for foreign …

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