Understanding the Shiites and the federal government of Nigeria’s face off
By Guardian Exclusive
09 August 2019 | 3:30 pm
For more than four years, the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been facing off with the Nigerian Government over the continued detention of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky despite court rulings authorising his release. Here is a little background of the crisis that has led to the death of many.
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Too stylish for political party t-shirts and caps, some fashionistas in Nigeria are donning the colours and faces of their preferred candidates for a presidential election this month. Ahead of the Feb. 25 vote, political rallies have become catwalks for colourful printed fabrics twisted into elaborate dresses, tunics and headscarves.
Presidential elections in Nigeria are usually a two-horse race between the two main political parties. Ahead of this Saturday's polls, our Africa Editor, Georja Calvin-Smith, caught up with the third party candidate Peter Obi, who's threatening to upset the political landscape of Africa's most populous country.
High hopes for change carried Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari into office. Eight years later, as his two-term period comes to en end, the West African nation is in tatters. Although it wasn't all bad.
Nigerian voters will choose a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari and a new government on Saturday. The crucial election in Africa's most populous country has been overshadowed by cash and fuel shortages.
Voting is still underway in some parts of Nigeria, hours after the official close of polling stations. Attacks and acts of vandalism prevented some voters from casting ballots for a new president and government.
Nigerians are still waiting for a clear picture to emerge after a general election initially scheduled on finish on Saturday. The surprise third serious contender for the presidency scored a significant win in Lagos.
Nigeria's ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared president-elect of Africa's most populous nation in the early hours of Wednesday after a weekend election that the main opposition parties have disputed.
For much of his political career, Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu has exerted power from behind the scenes, widely regarded as a "godfather" who uses an extensive patronage network to back candidates for office.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has come out victorious in the Nigeria's highly disputed presidential election. Who is this veteran politician and why is he widely regarded as a kingmaker and "godfather"?
Nigeria’s Obi to challenge election result in court.
Bola Tinubu has the difficult task of uniting the West African nation, as the results of the election highlight how sharply divided citizens are along religious and ethnic lines.
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