ARTICLES RELATING TO GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Chad accuses Nigeria of failing to help fight Boko Haram

2015-03-27 20:50

Chad has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to co-operate with the regional coalition battling the jihadists, saying there had been zero contact between their armies.

5 possible scenarios for Nigeria election

2015-03-26 18:18

The outcome of Nigeria’s presidential election is uncertain, in contrast to previous years when the incumbent leader was seen as unbeatable.

Nigeria polls: Who is Jonathan?

2015-03-25 09:58

President Goodluck Jonathan, who comes from the oil-rich Niger Delta, has led the country since 2010 and is seeking another four-year term in office.

Jonathan has failed Nigeria – opposition

2015-03-24 15:02

President Goodluck Jonathan is "tired and overwhelmed" by the governance of Nigeria, opposition All Progressive Congress says as the country gears up for elections this coming weekend.

Nigeria: Jonathan's main rival 'will encourage coups in Africa'

2015-03-23 12:19

Nigeria’s opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, would encourage coup plots in Africa if elected the next leader, one of the country’s opposition parties says, according to a report.

Boko Haram getting weaker, says Nigerian leader

2015-03-20 19:04

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan says he hopes Boko Haram militants would be pushed out of capture towns and villages within a month.

Gangs threaten election peace in Nigeria's key city

2015-03-19 15:00

Nigeria’s city of Lagos has emerged as one of the "most worrying" hotspots and faces a "high risk of significant violence" during the upcoming polls, the country’s human rights commission says.

Nigerian authorities debate how to secure elections

2015-03-17 17:52

Top Nigerian government officials have debated how to ensure security during Nigeria’s upcoming general elections, hours after regaining control over a strategic town from Boko Haram.

Nigerian troops discover Boko Haram 'bomb factory'

2015-03-14 13:41

Nigeria's military says it has uncovered a Boko Haram bomb-making factory in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi after soldiers retook the town from the insurgents.

Nigeria aims to beat Boko Haram before election

2015-03-03 11:25

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

 

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence

2015-03-27 15:40

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday’s presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation’s history.

Nigeria's presidential candidates sign 2nd peace accord

2015-03-26 14:34

Nigeria’s main presidential candidates have signed a second peace accord ahead of general elections, the government says, promising to hold peaceful polls and not incite religious or ethnic tensions.

Nigeria: 82% of voter cards collected

2015-03-24 16:57

At least 82% of Nigerian voters have collected the cards they need to present at polling stations to take part in the country’s presidential election, officials say.

5 key issues in Nigeria's elections

2015-03-24 14:11

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and its biggest economy, is set to hold general elections this weekend. Here are five issues that could shape the results.

Warning over 'victory' claims against Boko Haram

2015-03-21 06:45

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the military hopes to recapture towns seized by Boko Haram within a month, in what would be a swift victory after six years of bloody conflict.

Graffiti, flags only Boko Haram signs in Damasak

2015-03-19 21:35

Graffiti and Boko Haram's black and white flags are all that remain of the Islamists in Damasak after troops from Chad and Niger seized the town.

Nigeria says has pushed Boko Haram out of all but 3 areas

2015-03-18 12:18

The Nigerian army says it has repelled Boko Haram from all but three local government districts in the northeast.

Nigeria ready for free, fair, credible elections - electoral body

2015-03-16 16:38

The head of Nigeria’s electoral body says it is ready to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections in less than two weeks’ time, after the vote was delayed by security concerns.

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Nigeria

2015-03-11 23:55

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Nigeria, in a row over whether the president of Nigeria is trying to use the king of Morocco to win over Muslim voters.

Why Nigeria's oil region will only accept Jonathan

2015-03-02 19:15

Despite a lack of development in Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's home town, many local inhabitants cannot see themselves voting for anyone else.

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