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Israeli disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election

19 May 2019 A U.S. think tank that analyses misinformation online said Friday that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February 2019 Nigerian presidential elections. A new report from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab highlights sample posts removed from Facebook that appeared to praise incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and …

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Nigeria tribunal to hear petitions on president’s election win

9 May 2019 Election tribunal starts discussing legal challenges to the February vote filed by the main opposition. A panel of five judges at Nigeria‘s appellate court opened a hearing on Wednesday into legal challenges filed by the country’s main opposition against the outcome of February’s presidential polls, as a throng of protesting women converged outside.  The tribunal fixed May 15 as …

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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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