Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and its biggest democracy, yet its leaders are chosen by a small group of kingmakers.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Nigeria. According to Freedom House, Nigeria is not an electoral democracy. Elections in the largest country in Africa have "by and large been chaotic affairs marked by vote rigging and violence". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Africa.
Nigeria is the fastest-growing ICT market in Africa, yet it still falls short when it comes to offering its citizens e-governance services.
Nigeria transitioned to democracy in 1999, but is finding hard to sustain reforms. The state is the greatest threat to its democracy.
Nigeria’s insecurity endures. Gunmen are continually attacking in a number of states. The scenario is quickly devolving into broad anarchy.
Despite recent positive advances, such as the electoral reform act of February 2022, much still has to be done to repair Nigeria’s democracy.
The EU’s elections Chief Observer has described the 2022 Electoral Act of Nigeria as a great achievement that will enhance democracy.
The Senate and the House of Representatives have set Wednesday, 2 March and Thursday, 3 March, to vote on the amendments.
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is in Africa. During his visit in Nigeria he urged African leaders to promote democracy.
Two recent attacks on journalists raise concerns about the increased dangers Nigerian journalists confront in the course of their work.
In an BBC interview, Nigeria’s Kano state governor said he would deal with journalists who published videos claiming he was corrupt.