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Nigeria Votes: Will Buhari win a second term?

1 February 2019 Nigerians head to the polls on February 16 to vote for their next president. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari faces more than 70 challengers – chief among them, former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Buhari was elected to office in 2015, riding a wave of hope that he and his All Progressives …

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EU ‘concerned’ after Nigeria’s president suspends top judge

26 January 2019 The European Union says the president’s decision “raises concerns about opportunity for electoral justice.” The suspended chief justice would play a role in any dispute following the upcoming presidential vote. The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said it was “very concerned” about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the country’s chief justice just weeks before a …

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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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Osinbajo’s lame defence of Buhari’s uselessness

21 January 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari’s two completely inept performances on television in the space of a month have left his handlers and spin-doctors scrambling for excuses with the presidential (s)election less than a month away. Buhari is seeking a second term and his incoherence, inability to answer simple questions and general cluelessness about what is going on around him …

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Fear of bandits grows in Zamfara

19 January 2019 In Nigeria’s state of Zamfara, villages are regularly attacked by armed gangs. Hundreds of people have died and thousands are fleeing as they no longer feel safe. Why is the government not taking action? Rakiya Bala and her youngest child are standing in front of the hospital in Tsafe, a county in the state of Zamfara in …

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: Nigeria

18 January 2019 Human Rights Watch published their 674-page World Report 2019, the 29th edition, yesterday. We reproduce some key parts of the section on Nigeria below. Heightened political tensions ahead of the 2019 elections in which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election defined Nigeria’s rights landscape in 2018. Despite notable military advances, and apparently premature proclamations of Boko Haram’s defeat by government …

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