Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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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 may feature more than 70 candidates but it is ultimately expected to be a head-to-head between just two men.
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.
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.
Nigeria's government has denied suggestions that the suspension of the country's top judge on corruption charges was linked to the upcoming election.
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.
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 has reported a sharp rise in unemployment, an unwelcome development for President Muhammadu Buhari months before he runs for re-election.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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.
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'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'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.
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.
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 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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