Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal

2019-06-28 12:07

A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.

Nigeria: Buhari summons security chiefs following mass killings

2019-04-11 22:10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned his top security chiefs to a closed- doors meeting, facing rising pressure to address worsening security, especially in his northwestern political heartlands.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari: In his own words

2019-02-28 20:36

Muhammadu Buhari, re-elected president of Nigeria, made many promises before he first won power in 2015: Vowing to defeat Boko Haram, tackle corruption and boost the economy.

Nigerian president's campaign says they have numbers to win

2019-02-26 19:12

Nigerian president's campaign says they have numbers to win; vote-related death toll up to 53.

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 leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delay

2019-02-22 10:31

Nigeria's president in a final appeal to the nation before the election says many "thought the worst might happen" after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that people can go to the polls free from fear.

Disrupt vote at the 'expense of your life' - Nigeria's president

2019-02-19 12:01

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has warned of grave consequences for those who steal ballot boxes or attempt to disrupt rescheduled Nigeria elections.

Nigeria's Buhari calls for calm after election delay

2019-02-16 14:29

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for Nigerians "to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful" after a last-minute postponement to Saturday's presidential election where he was standing for a second term.

Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections

2019-02-13 13:16

In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body double.

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria's vice president

2019-02-10 15:21

Yemi Osinbajo has played an increasingly prominent role in Nigeria's government since he was appointed as President Muhammadu Buhari's deputy in 2015.


Nigeria's president signs ambitious 2019 budget

2019-05-27 20:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an ambitious budget into law, days ahead of the official start of his second term leading Africa's largest oil producer.

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.

WATCH: Nigeria's president is declared winner after bumpy vote

2019-02-27 06:21

Nigeria's president is declared winner after election marked by dramatic delays, violence

Nigerian president takes early lead amid vote-rigging charge

2019-02-26 11:47

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has surged to an early lead in election returns, winning seven of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy, while the main opposition rejected the count, alleging manipulation.

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.

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.

Boko Haram kills eight in northeast Nigeria, militia says

2019-02-16 18:55

Boko Haram insurgents killed eight people in Nigeria during an attack on the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader has said

Nigeria elections: Buhari vows peaceful polls as campaigning ends

2019-02-15 11:44

Before Saturday's polls, top two challengers for Nigeria's top seat hold final rallies vowing to hold a peaceful vote.

Has Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari honoured his promises?

2019-02-12 14:27

Hundreds of thousands poured onto Nigeria's streets to celebrate Muhammadu Buhari's historic president election victory in 2015, hoping Nigeria's problems would be solved with his win.

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.

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