Topic: Nigerian Politics
The incoming governor of a northern Nigerian state offered an amnesty deal to Boko Haram, a local Islamist rebel group responsible for many attacks and assassinations.
05/16/2011 03:29 pm
The Muslim rebel movement Boko Haram has bombed polling stations and electoral offices, contributing to the chaos and instability following the elections.
04/25/2011 02:26 pm
In Pictures Nigeria election turmoil
Goodluck Jonathan is losing support and opposition parties are gaining ground. Nigeria's ruling party may face what could be its first serious challenge in holding onto power.
04/15/2011 11:46 am
As Nigeria's election results trickle in, they hint at some emerging trends, such as regionalization of parties and the growth of progressive politics.
04/13/2011 03:33 pm
Nigeria's parliamentary and presidential elections, slated to begin Saturday, aim to tackle corruption and internal tension while setting an example for other African nations soon to hold votes.
04/08/2011 01:15 pm
Nigerians are debating whether the move to delay the parliamentary vote by two days once it had started on Saturday was necessary in order for the vote to be considered legitimate.
04/03/2011 02:00 pm
Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan received an endorsement from a prominent northern politician that could be critical for the southern-born candidate in the April 9 presidential election.
03/10/2011 01:40 pm
Nigeria's Muslim and Christian politicians play up their religious background in campaigns, but actual religious figures running for office have been relatively mum on the issue.
03/09/2011 04:24 pm
With Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appearing to be headed out of office, it’s likely he has thought about where he’d head next if he’s forced out of the country as well as the presidency. Ousted world leaders have a history of slipping away to other countries and living a life of relative anonymity and leisure in exile. If President Mubarak joins the ranks of those who fled their countries to live out the rest of their days elsewhere, where will he go? Some of his predecessors’ choices could give some guidance.
02/10/2011 12:48 pm