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.

Nigerian attacks raise new violence fears

2010-09-09 11:18

A radical Muslim sect prison attack that freed more than 100 followers in northern Nigeria, has raised new fears of violence in the oil-rich nation just months before elections.

Jonathan ropes in youth

2010-05-15 22:51

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to involve young people in his bid to end the country's reputation of flawed and violent elections.

Yar'Adua served with 'great dedication'

2010-05-08 10:30

Britain's Gordon Brown says the late Nigerian leader Umaru Yar’Adua served his country with great dedication and that a peace initiative in volatile Niger Delta was his main political legacy.

US urges Nigerians to support democracy

2010-05-07 09:38

The United States has urged Nigerians to support "orderly, democratic and constitutional mechanisms" as it offers condolences over the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Yar'Adua's ill health

2010-05-06 13:42

Ill health hung over the late Nigerian president Umaru Yar’Adua soon after he was named the country’s ruling party presidential candidate, a witness writes.

Nigeria's Jonathan sworn in

2010-05-06 10:42

Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Nigeria succession 'wide open'

2010-05-06 09:25

The death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua is unlikely to plunge Africa’s most populous state into crisis, but it intensifies what was already shaping up to be the fiercest succession race since the end of military rule.

Nigeria party leader charged

2010-04-27 12:10

A Nigerian court has charged the country's ruling party chairperson over a series of corruption allegations.

Nigerian cops to pay for killing

2010-04-14 20:13

A Nigerian court has ordered police to pay $666 400 in damages to relatives of a slain Islamic militant leader, officials have said.


Nigerian sect demands amnesty

2010-10-14 15:26

A feared Islamic sect responsible for a recent federal prison break and targeted killings in northern Nigeria has demanded an amnesty offer from the government to stop the violence.

Nigeria lawmakers scream over VP pick

2010-05-18 14:00

Nigeria’s lawmakers have descended into screaming and confusion as legislators are trying to confirm a new vice president.

Fresh oil war threat in Nigeria

2010-05-09 20:03

Militants have threatened a fresh wave of potentially crippling attacks on Nigeria's oil industry, giving the newly-installed President Goodluck Jonathan little time to address their demands.

Zuma sends condolences to Nigeria

2010-05-07 11:02

President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the family of late Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, as well as to the Nigerian people.

Reactions to Yar'Adua's death

2010-05-06 15:57

A look at reactions from various individuals, among them leaders of different states, following the death of Nigerian president Umaru Yar’Adua.

Yar'Adua man of integrity – Jonathan

2010-05-06 12:40

The newly sworn in Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Umaru Yar’Adua as a man of great personal integrity and outstanding humility.

Yar'Adua 'ambitious but few results'

2010-05-06 10:30

Umaru Yar’Adua, who served a little over half of his four-year tenure as Nigeria’s second elected leader since the end of military rule, failed to achieve much of his ambitious to-do list.

Nigerian president dies

2010-05-06 07:50

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has died after a long battle with kidney and heart ailments, paving the way for the most hotly contested succession since the country's return to democracy a decade ago.

Cracks in Nigeria's ruling party

2010-04-23 11:02

A rebel faction in Nigeria’s ruling party has called for sweeping in-house reforms prompting the suspension of its leaders, in a clear sign of cracks ahead of the 2011 presidential vote.

Jonathan 'not spoken to YarAdua'

2010-04-14 13:24

Nigeria’s acting president Goodluck Jonathan says he has not seen or spoken to ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua since he returned home from hospital in Saudi Arabia.

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