Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election as opposition vows court battle

Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election as opposition vows court battle 1

Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria’s president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the “sham” result in court. It’s the second victory at the ballot box for resident Muhammadu Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa’s most-populous nation (Picture by AFP / Luis TATO) It was the second victory at the ballot box for Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa’s most-populous nation…

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Nigeria election 2019: Counting under way

Nigeria election 2019: Counting under way 2

Ballots are being counted in Nigeria’s closely fought general election, although voting was extended to a second day on Sunday in some areas. Nigerians are anxious to find out the name of their new president Due to logistical problems and some cases of violence, polls have been put back to a later date in other areas. President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is seeking a second term. His main challenger is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72. The election had been due last week but was delayed at the last minute. Related Articles…

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Buhari promises a safe Nigeria election as security will be ‘adequate’

Buhari promises a safe Nigeria election as security will be ‘adequate’ 3

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians “to go out and vote”, promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday’s postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. President Muhammadu Buhari The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s delay to voting in the early hours of last Saturday, just as some of Nigeria’s 72.8 million eligible voters were preparing to go to polling stations. In a televised morning address on the eve of the vote, Buhari asked Nigerians to “cast aside doubt…

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Nigeria militants threaten to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

Nigeria militants threaten to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected 4

 Buhari later made a televised address promising that the government would ensuring a free, fair and peaceful vote, without making any reference to the Avengers’ statement. His spokesmen did not immediately respond to requests for comment.   Attacks in the Niger Delta in 2016 cut Nigeria’s crude output from a peak of 2.2 million barrels per day (mbpd) to near 1 mbpd – the lowest level seen in Africa’s biggest economy in at least 30 years.   That, combined with low oil prices, pushed the OPEC member state into its…

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Nigeria stampede: Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt

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On Feb 13, 2019 17,762 1 A number of people have been killed and injured in a stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials say. Tens of thousands of people attended the rally at Port Harcourt’s stadium The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari’s speech. Nigeria holds an election on Saturday in which Mr Buhari is running for his second term. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is seen as Mr…

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Nigeria election: Election office burnt down six days before polls

Nigeria election: Election office burnt down six days before polls 7

On Feb 11, 2019 15,455 0 An office for Nigeria’s election commission has been burned down just six days before the country is due to vote in a general election. The fire in Plateau State has destroyed everything needed to vote, including ballot boxes and voting slips. A spokesperson called it a setback for the preparations for the election but is quoted in This Day as saying that it is too early to suspect sabotage. The general election is due to be held on Saturday. On Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari warned…

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SA mercenary speaks out after Boko Haram bloodshed

SA mercenary speaks out after Boko Haram bloodshed 9

A South African mercenary who fought Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria spoke out on Sunday against President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the Islamist insurgency, blaming “poor political decisions” for an upsurge in violence. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau In a statement posted to Facebook on Sunday, Eeben Barlow criticised Buhari for claiming that Boko Haram is “technically defeated” and said the jihadists are “causing numerous casualties and capturing massive amounts of equipment and ammunition”. The former South African Defence Force commander said that Buhari’s government cut short his contract after his company…

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Buhari calls deadly insurgent raid on base a tragedy

Buhari calls deadly insurgent raid on base a tragedy 10

On Nov 26, 2018 14,393 0 A deadly attack by Islamist insurgents that destroyed a Nigerian military base in the country’s northeast last week is a national tragedy, President Muhammadu Buhari said. Muhammadu Buhari “Immediate measures are being taken to ensure that the loopholes which led to the fatalities are blocked once and for all,” President Buhari said in a statement emailed from his office late Saturday. Boko Haram militants identifying themselves as Islamic State West Africa Province overran the army base in the remote town of Metele on November…

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Nigeria admits soldiers were killed in Metele ‘terror attack’

Nigeria admits soldiers were killed in Metele ‘terror attack’ 11

Nigeria’s army has acknowledged for the first time that soldiers were killed in a militant attack last Sunday on a base in Borno state, in the north-east. Nigerian military It had been reported that at least 40 soldiers died when an Islamist militant group targeted the base in Metele. The army disputes that death toll but has not given its own figure. With just three months to go to presidential elections, the authorities are keen to show they have the security situation under control. Related Articles President Muhammadu Buhari, who…

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