By announcing his candidacy via Facebook on Wednesday, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is sending a message to Nigerian media that he doesn't need them to get his message out.
Nigeria's 2011 presidential race is squaring former president Ibrahim Babangida and former vice president Atiku Abubakar – both Muslims from the north – against incumbent Goodluck Jonathan from the Christian south.
With the death of Nigeria's President Umaru Yar’Adua, the 2011 presidential election race has effectively begun. Who are the contenders? What are the pros and cons of new president Goodluck Jonathan running for second term?
Nigeria President Umaru Yar’Adua died late Wednesday and his former vice president, Goodluck Jonathan, was sworn in today. But will Jonathan run again in next year's election, or follow Nigeria's tradition of rotating the presidency between north and south?
Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua returned home on Wednesday, but Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is still in charge, leaving Nigeria to wonder if and when the president will take the reins.
Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua flew into the capital in the dead of night Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia for nearly three months.
Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua returned to his country after nearly three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, but he is not yet well enough to lead. Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is still in charge – for now.
'All companies related to the oil industry in the Niger Delta should prepare for an all-out onslaught,' said rebel spokesman Jomo Gbomo in a statement Saturday announcing an end to a three-month-old cease-fire.
In Nigeria, a federal court ruled Vice President Goodluck Jonathan could take on the duties of the absent Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua. But his authority is likely to be challenged in court and the political crisis is not over, analysts say.
Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua put to rest rumors that he was dead in a telephone interview with the BBC Tuesday. It's been six weeks since he left his post for treatment in Saudi Arabia.