2023 elections: Nigeria jacks up security
23 February 2023 | 11:47 am
Over 400 thousand security personnel will be mobilised to provide security across the country during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
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Dozens of pro-democracy figures have been charged with "conspiracy to commit subversion" and are facing possible life sentences. Their trial opened two years after the initial arrests.
Nigeria will elect a new president on February 25 to take over from Muhammadu Buhari in a contest pitting the old guard against a third-party candidate seeking to upset the established political order. There are 18 candidates on the ballot, but only three are considered the top contenders.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has refuted claims it will embark on a shutdown of operations today as the NNPC and other regulatory bodies begin the enforcement of ₦195 per litre pump price of petrol.
The run-up to a vote is usually a chance for small businesses like Shimatex Prints to cash in on election paraphernalia ranging from hats and flip-flops to tissue boxes and cooking oil labels. But business in Abuja has been slower than usual ahead of the February 25 vote as candidates have hinged more campaigning on social media.
Three top contenders are competing to take over from Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a battle that pits the old guard against a third-party candidate who is seeking to harness anger among young Nigerians.
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Ahead of Nigeria's elections, voters help electoral authorities test out a new system meant to head off vote rigging. Also, we hear from Hamitraoré, an Ivorian activist trying to hasten FGM's end by bringing discussions about its impact into the open. Finally, Tunisians frustrated by a stagnant economy find new ways of doing business, both above board and on the black market.
With little more than two weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, the tensions caused by a chaotic change in currency have soured the mood. Also, as daily rolling power cuts across South Africa continue to hit the economy hard, President Cyril Ramaphosa declares a state of disaster over the crisis.
They’ve come to be known as the Hong Kong 47. A group of prominent activists, former lawmakers and student leaders went on trial this week, accused of trying to topple the pro-Beijing government. Most of them, including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong, have been detained since their arrests two years ago.
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In just two weeks, voters in Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation will head to the polls to elect a new president and lawmakers amid growing frustration over insecurity, oil theft, and surging inflation.
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