SA can lead Africa into digitised elections - Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy

2019-05-10 16:38

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa's observation mission for the elections, led by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, believes that South Africa should pave the way for the full digitisation of elections in Africa.

Nigerian former president 'unaware' party use of Cambridge Analytica

2018-04-05 19:44

Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan "wasn't aware" of any use of Cambridge Analytica by his party in the country's elections, his spokesperson has said.

Vote counting begins in Liberia presidential run-off

2017-12-27 10:00

Vote counting has begun in Liberia following a peaceful run-off election for a new president, pitting former international footballer George Weah against Vice-President Joseph Boakai.

Ex-head of state key to Nigeria corruption trial: court

2017-12-05 18:30

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan was a "vital witness" in the corruption case of his party's spokesman, a court has been told.

Nigeria's Jonathan should be funded to attend graft trial: lawyer

2017-10-31 20:16

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan should be given the equivalent of $2.7m to testify at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesman, his lawyer has said.

Graft case defence wants Nigeria's former president as witness

2017-10-24 08:25

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has been asked to testify at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesperson, a court has heard.

Nigeria’s ex-first lady urges Buhari to end ‘unjustified witch-hunt’

2017-10-04 16:29

Nigeria's ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's wife has lashed out at anti-graft agency boss Ibrahim Magu for conducting what she described as an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her, says a report.

Nigeria's Buhari vowed to serve just one term: minister

2017-09-08 16:03

A Nigerian minister has promised to quit if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to seek re-election, claiming the ailing leader had earlier vowed to serve only one term.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2017-08-21 20:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to reinvigorate battle against Boko Haram Islamic extremists in address to the nation after more than three months in London for medical treatment

Top Africa Stories: Mbeki, Nigeria, Zambia

2017-08-03 11:30

Former President Thabo Mbeki reportedly held "private talks" with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Zambian government has reacted angrily to EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks about President Edgar Lungu.


Nigeria told to end security 'slush funds'

2018-05-28 08:00

Campaigners have urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict.

Nigeria commission sets date for 2019 presidential election

2018-01-10 17:01

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission says that presidential and national assembly elections will be held on February 16, 2019.

Nigerian ex-president's campaign chief held for alleged graft

2017-12-26 19:36

The former campaign chief of Nigeria's ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has been arrested for allegedly stealing $48.5 million from state coffers to fund his failed 2015 re-election bid, an official says.

Nigeria's former oil minister blasted over court bid

2017-11-01 21:12

A Nigerian judge has accused the country's former oil minister of trying to "avoid justice" in Britain, as he dismissed an application for her to face corruption charges back home.

Nigeria's former president summoned in corruption trial

2017-10-24 18:58

A judge has ordered Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan to appear at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesperson.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

2017-10-06 19:32

A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Opposition governor first to announce Nigeria presidency bid

2017-09-28 18:11

A leading Nigerian opposition politician says he intends to run for president in 2019, becoming the first candidate to stake his claim for the country's top job.

Nigeria seizes properties linked to ex-oil minister

2017-08-23 15:56

A Nigerian court has confiscated four large housing complexes worth $7m from a former oil minister accused of corruption on Tuesday as fraud investigators continue to claw back her fortune.

At least 40, including 12 minors, charged in Nigeria over 'gay activities'

2017-08-04 06:05

Authorities in Nigeria have accused at least 40 males, including 12 minors, of engaging in "gay activities" in a hotel in Lagos, the latest example of the country's tough stance on homosexuality.

Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

2017-07-23 09:01

Nigeria's former oil minister faces charges only at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector.

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