Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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A pro-Biafran separatist group says it had lifted its call for a boycott of Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections this weekend.
The top challenger to Nigeria's president in the now-delayed election is urging Nigerians to be patient and says he is heading back to the capital to consult with other "stakeholders" on the way forward
A civic group monitoring Nigeria's now-delayed election says the last-minute decision to postpone the vote a week until Feb. 23 "has created needless tension and confusion in the country."
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria have been postponed by a week, five hours before the crunch vote was scheduled to take place.
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.
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.
Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has been freed on bail, and at least three rebel chiefs have surrendered in a show of support for DRC's new president Felix Tshisekedi
Nigeria's president has sworn in a new acting chief justice after the suspension of the former chief justice whose trial is pending on charges of allegedly failing to declare his assets
Nigeria's leading female presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili has withdrew from the race, pledging to form an opposition coalition to defeat the ruling party.
Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win.
Nigeria's top candidates have condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until February 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm.
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.
Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths after a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election
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 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.
Angry voters queueing for hours and entire parts of the country rendered war zones: pitfalls abound for Nigeria's fast-approaching general election.
International pressure has mounted on Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari after he suspended the country's top judge just weeks away from elections, prompting claims from opponents and civil society groups of an attempted judicial "coup".
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.
A joint US observer team has called on Nigeria to ensure that the forthcoming elections are peaceful, credible and transparent.
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