Update: Nigeria’s leader says ‘obvious’ vote free, fair

Africa 02/27/19, 09:03

The Latest on Nigeria's election results (all times local):2:50 p.m.Nigeria's president says it is "obvious that elections were free and fair" as his top opposition challenger vows to contest the results in court.Supporters of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his electoral win in the streets of Yola, northern Nigeria, Wednesday, ...

Nigerians wake to find a delayed election, with some angry

Africa 02/16/19, 03:38

Nigerians have awakened to find the presidential election delayed a week from Saturday until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission has called unspecified "challenges." The country's top two political parties condemn the last-minute postponement.Some bitter voters in the capital, Abuja, and elsewhere who traveled home to cast their ...

Update: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23

Africa 02/15/19, 20:58

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):2:50 a.m.Nigeria's electoral commission says the presidential election is delayed until Feb. 23 over unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials have not been delivered to all parts of the country.Commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu spoke to reporters a little over five hours before ...

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

Africa 02/15/19, 04:05

On the eve of Nigeria's election on Saturday, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many.The lack of campaigning in impoverished areas contrasts with the election-time bustle of downtown Abuja, where the capital's streets are adorned with colorful posters of presidential candidates and where ...

Update: Nigeria’s opposition alleges ghost voters

Africa 02/14/19, 07:15

The Latest on Nigeria's upcoming elections(all times local):1:10 p.m.Nigeria's opposition says there are more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register head of Saturday's presidential election.Uche Secondus, the chairman of the opposition People's Democratic Party, told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday that the electoral ...

Ahead of Nigeria election, opposition alleges ghost voters

Africa 02/14/19, 07:06

Nigeria's opposition says there are more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register head of Saturday's presidential election.Uche Secondus, the chairman of the opposition People's Democratic Party, told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday that the electoral commission "did not in fact do a cleanup ...

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