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Rule of law? What rule of law?

Nigeria’s leader ignores court orders to release detainees and provide details of corrupt actions

WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election. Not all of it was bad

In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas

Nigeria says governship vote ‘inconclusive’ in six states

Local elections are fiercely contested in Nigeria, as governors generally have more impact on ordinary people's day-to-day lives

Nigeria vote tensions rise as counting suspended in volatile state

Most domestic and international observers said last month's presidential vote was credible, despite well-documented problems. But tensions remain high

Nigerians wait for election results as polls close

Results from nearly 120 000 polling stations were being collated at local and state level before being sent to the capital, Abuja, on Sunday

Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news

According to new research, the volume of disinformation and fake news in the run-up to the Nigerian election is unprecedented

Boko Haram displaced feel forgotten amid Nigeria election fever

More than 27 000 people have been killed since the Boko Haram conflict began in 2009 and some 1.8-million others are still displaced

Winning back trust in Nigeria’s rescheduled elections

Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for February 16 by a week

Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll

The two main candidates — President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar — both called for calm as a one-week delay was announced

Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates

Despite the large number of aspirants for Nigeria's 2019 elections, women and young people remain underrepresented

‘Politicians have failed us’: The despair of Nigeria’s poor

Ahead of Nigeria's presidential elections next year, residents of informal settlements say they expect little to change

As Kenya’s votes, its youth are more than just a cliché

It can seem like a cliché when people talk about the power of the youth demographic bulge across Africa.

Dignified Nigerian election should inspire other nations to follow suit

Democracy is not just about legality … it is about legitimacy. Elections must offer genuine choice.

Root out electoral graft, Buhari

His promise to tackle corruption in Nigeria should begin with political party funding.

Buhari: From despot to ‘democrat’

Nigerians have placed their faith in a former dictator to crack down on graft and Boko Haram.

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