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Nigeria

Population: 190.89 mn.
GDP: $375.77 bn.
Debt: $40.24 bn.

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Mending fences

Militant fighters ponder their options after Jonathan loses power and a showdown over oil theft looks likely

It has been a bad month for the Niger Delta in both personal and political terms. The death of activist lawyer Oronto Douglas on 9 April, after a long struggle with cancer, has rob...


INEC and high-tech

The new technology helped combat fraud but old-fashioned politics determined the outcome

The accolades heaped on Attahiru Jega and his team at the Independent National Electoral Commission for organising the country's most credible elections to date make much of the us...


A moment of truth for the General

Returning to power after 30 years, Muhammadu Buhari has been elected President heading a coalition bent on reform

One of the first acts of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's new government will be to establish a clear regime of accountability and transparency in managing the country's oil and ...

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The rigging in Rivers

Lekia Nkirine didn't stand a chance. He was shot in the chest at close range at six in the morning on election day when 50 thugs attacked the compound of Joe Poroma, the Commission...


Votes, damned lies and opinion polls

Maximising the turnout and countering rigging could be the key to making a success of tomorrow’s elections

Anyone following the opinion polls for a guide to the outcome of tomorrow's presidential and parliamentary elections will be disappointed. Yet they have played an important role in...


On the waterfront

When gunmen opened fire on an opposition rally in the First Lady’s home town, they were sending a clear message

Election campaigning for the opposition All Progressives Congress in the Niger Delta, the home base of President Goodluck Jonathan, was always going to be fraught. However, even th...


Welcome back, General

Addressing a packed auditorium at Chatham House in London on 26 February, General Muhammadu Buhari may have mused about his last big encounter with the British establishment. Thirt...


Democracy delayed

Even a six-week postponement of the elections looks unlikely to slow the momentum of opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari

Such is the febrile mood in national politics that President Goodluck Jonathan felt compelled to tell delegations from the European Union and the Economic Community of West African...

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Policing the vote

There is another way to influence election results, without tampering with the actual vote: to encourage or discourage turnout by using the security organisations. Opposition parti...


Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

High political tensions and a flood of weaponry into the Niger Delta presage trouble in this month’s elections

The risk of violent clashes in the Niger Delta is increasing as the political contest heats up ahead of the presidential and governorship elections, scheduled for 14 and 28 Februar...


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