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Nigerian tribunal upholds President Buhari’s re-election

11 September 2019 A Nigerian election tribunal has rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to overturn the February presidential election. The ruling means there is no further challenge to Buhari’s re-election. In upholding Buhari’s election victory, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal ruled that Buhari’s main challenger in the presidential race, Atiku Abubakar had failed to prove …

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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election

29 July 2019 There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers users far greater protection from prosecution than Twitter or Facebook – it has become particularly notorious for spreading “fake news”. This is …

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EU Election Observation Mission report on Nigeria’s 2019 (s)election

16 June 2019 Press release EU election observation mission presents final report with recommendations for electoral reform The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria today [15 June 2019] released its final report on the 2019 general elections, which contains 30 recommendations to improve future electoral processes. The mission concluded that the systemic failings seen in the elections, …

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“Nigeria is in trouble for Buhari’s 2nd term” – Aso Rock source

14 June 2019 Fear and loathing lurk around officials in the corridors and offices of Nigeria’s sprawling presidential villa at Aso Rock in Abuja as President Muhammadu Buhari eases himself into his second term in office, which officially started on 29 May. A senior member of staff at the “Villa” revealed to Naijiant.com what life is like working in the …

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