Nigeria: U.S. Lawmaker Decries Nigeria’s Electoral Process

[Vanguard] UNITED States Congressman, Gerald Connolly, has bemoaned manipulation of elections in Nigeria, killings in Syria and the situation in Venezuela which he said were not getting adequate media attention compared to controversial remarks by a new congresswoman.

Continue reading

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term

A SMALL CROWD gathered around a plastic table by a dusty roadside in the eastern Nigerian town of Yola on February 23rd. When an electoral officer announced that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president, won the most votes there his supporters in the crowd erupted, cheering and dancing

Continue reading

Nigeria: Winning Back Trust in Nigeria’s Rescheduled Elections

[ICG] Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence.

Continue reading