Nigeria police say more than 300 held for voting offences

2019-03-05 14:37

More than 300 people have been arrested on suspicion of committing electoral offences during Nigeria's recent elections, the top police chief has said.

Nigeria's presidential election: The main candidates

2019-02-22 17:30

Nigeria's presidential election may feature more than 70 candidates but it is ultimately expected to be a head-to-head between just two men.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

2019-02-10 14:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria's pro-business presidential hopeful

2019-02-09 19:01

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar's January trip to Washington had a simple goal: end claims that he couldn't go to the United States without being arrested.

Top judge's suspension not linked to election: Nigeria

2019-01-28 17:54

Nigeria's government has denied suggestions that the suspension of the country's top judge on corruption charges was linked to the upcoming election.

Buhari's suspension of top judge 'dictatorial': Nigerian opposition

2019-01-26 16:02

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has called President Muhammadu Buhari's suspension of the country's top judge "an act of dictatorship", just weeks from elections.

Nigeria election hopeful vows reform of 'mafia' oil firm

2019-01-18 15:39

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has branded the state-run oil company a "mafia organisation" and pledged to privatise it if he is elected in a presidential ballot next month.

Nigeria reports sharp rise in unemployment

2018-12-19 19:42

Nigeria has reported a sharp rise in unemployment, an unwelcome development for President Muhammadu Buhari months before he runs for re-election.

Nigeria presidential candidate denies peace deal snub

2018-12-12 15:46

Nigeria's main opposition party has blamed a "communication lapse" for its candidate not being present to sign a deal with other candidates for peaceful elections.

WATCH: Nigeria's pro-business opposition leader launches campaign

2018-11-19 15:55

Nigeria's opposition leader Atiku Abubakar has launched his presidential campaign vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa's top oil producer.


Buhari scores first gains as concerns mount over Nigeria vote

2019-02-25 16:35

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has scored early gains in his bid for re-election after dozens died in weekend violence and monitors voiced concern about polling-day problems.

Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from vote

2019-02-19 19:17

Nigeria's top opposition candidate is urging the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll.

Nigeria main opposition cry foul at rally cancellation

2019-02-10 12:00

Nigeria's main political opposition has said it had been forced to cancel a key presidential campaign rally in the capital Abuja, and blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party.

Nigerian rivals rally supporters as election campaign peaks

2019-02-09 15:57

Nigeria's main presidential hopefuls court voters in two key cities, as election campaigning reaches its climax with one week to go before the ballot.

US, EU express concern after Nigeria chief justice suspended

2019-01-27 10:55

The United States, Britain and the European Union expressed concern on Saturday after Nigeria's president suspended the country's chief justice three weeks before the presidential election, with the US warning it could "cast a pall" over the vote in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria accuses opposition of plotting election violence

2019-01-22 13:22

Nigeria's government has warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.

Nigeria: Main candidates set out stall as vote looms

2019-01-17 15:36

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have staked their claim for the country's top job, with one month to go to polling in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

2018-12-13 15:34

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital.

Top Africa stories: AU agrees on reforms, Zim 'terror' gangs

2018-11-20 08:00

African Union leaders have agreed on reforms to reduce donor dependence, and police are on high alert as armed gangs are reportedly 'terrorising' Zimbabwean cities.

Nigeria's Buhari starts presidential election campaign

2018-11-19 10:01

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has put the fight against corruption at the heart of his bid for another four-year term, as official campaigning gets under way for elections next year.

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