With drama, crimes and cash, and even dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria’s politics are inspiring directors from country’s movie industry.
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More than 260 people have been killed since the start of the election campaign in October. The toll so far is lower than in earlier elections.
Nigerians waited for election results Sunday as vote counting continued from the nation’s hotly-contested presidential poll.
Vote-counting began Saturday in Nigeria’s hotly-contested presidential election that was marred by violent outbreaks in a few parts of the oil-rich nation.
Zainab Sulaiman Umar knows how to get out the vote. The Nigerian politician walks door to door, pitching her campaign and touting her party’s platform.
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.
Delay in Nigeria’s general election, re-scheduled for Saturday, brings doubt about the commitment to a free and fair poll in Africa’s most populous country.
President Buhari warns that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.
Voters in Nigeria woke up Saturday morning to the news that the presidential and parliamentary elections have been postponed for a week.
Nigerians will choose a president and legislature for Africa’s most populous country, state governors and local representatives will be picked after.