Bola Tinubu: From godfather of Lagos to Nigeria’s president-elect
01 March 2023 | 11:35 am
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.
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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.
First-time voter Amanda Iheme has made up her mind on her choice for Nigeria's next president - and it won't be a candidate from the two main political parties.
We take a look at the upcoming elections in Nigeria and how the nation's economic crisis could play a role. We also discuss how a citizens' council in France is overwhelmingly in favour opening up France’s end-of-life laws to allow assisted suicide or euthanasia.
Labour Party Governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour speaks to GuardianTV on his chances of emerging as the Lagos State governor in the 2023 election.
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.
Only three out of 18 candidates stand a realistic chance of winning the presidency on February 25. Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi each believe they can win the election in Africa's most populous state.
Data by the Central Bank of Nigeria shows that currency in circulation fell 53.3 per cent to 1.5 trillion naira from October 2022 to January 2023.
Over 400 thousand security personnel will be mobilised to provide security across the country during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
When it comes to news, how do you know what's real and what's fake? With a flood of information hitting Nigerians ahead of the elections, it can be difficult to know which sources to trust. We look at the role of disinformation and find out how to sift through the myths.
As Nigeria deals with economic woes and worsening insecurity, Fraser Jackson speaks to a representative of the main opposition, the People's Democratic Party, ahead of Saturday's presidential elections.
Polls and election commission figures suggest young voters could play a defining role in Nigeria's election on Saturday. Many are flocking to Peter Obi, whose campaign has tapped into frustrations against the established parties.
Nigerians will vote on Saturday in what could be their most credible and close electoral contest since military rule ended nearly a quarter of a century ago, and the first in which a presidential candidate who is not from one of the two main parties stands a chance.
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