Nigeria’s Tinubu Bola Ahmed declared president-elect
By Guardian Exclusive
01 March 2023 | 9:26 am
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters in Nigeria will choose new government leaders in a few days. Many Nigerians are concerned about which candidates offer new ways of handling the West African country's state of insecurity.
Nigerian politicians traditionally give voters cash in return for their votes. New regulations and a cash crunch now means that they are unlikely to have large sums of cash to disburse before the elections. This is the focus of this week's episode of DW Africa's The Flip Side series.
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.
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.
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