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Nigeria’s elections need serious reform after being marred by violence, systemic failings and low turnout, the European Union observer mission said Monday.
Nigerians vote for powerful governor posts amid reports of heavy military deployment and attacks against electoral facilities in a few areas.
Praise singers have a history of working for politicians in northern Nigeria. Alot has beeen done this past week ahead of Nigeria’s gubernatorial elections.
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.
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.