Explains: What to watch as Nigeria awaits vote results

Africa 02/25/19, 04:10

Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa's largest economy and largest democracy, that is experiencing a demographic ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/23/19, 02:51

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.Here is a look at the ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/22/19, 09:16

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.Here is a look at the ...

Africa’s largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late

World 02/22/19, 04:14

A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy goes to the polls on Saturday, one week after a surprise delay.Four years after one of Nigeria's most ...

Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria’s centuries-old dye pits

Africa 02/21/19, 04:09

A little indigo, a handful of ash and time. The dye pits in Nigeria's ancient northern city of Kano are said to be the last ones of their kind after five centuries of existence.Many pits at Kofar Mata appear to be abandoned as the sons who inherit the tradition decide ...

In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

Africa 02/20/19, 04:07

As emergencies go, it had a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace.On an impromptu set outside the northern city of ...

Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Africa 02/18/19, 04:12

Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well."Honestly I'm so tensed and scared," one typed."I feel like crying. This is so touching," another wrote."What we are about to do is the beginning of an era," texted a third.They ...

‘Everybody suffers too much:’ Nigeria heads to the polls

Africa 02/15/19, 15:57

As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling problems facing Africa's most populous nation: insecurity, poverty, corruption. "I'm just praying for ...

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