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Boko Haram Militants Kill Dozens In Attacks On Nigerian Villages

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of...

Nigeria's Democracy Success Story Is Not Over

Chris Fomunyoh | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Fomunyoh

As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari makes his first state visit to Washington, the US and international community must pledge renewed support and continued partnership with Nigeria to further the country's democratic growth. Just because the polls are closed does not mean the work is done.

Obama Endorses Nigerian Leader's Agenda For Defeating Boko Haram

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

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Nigeria's New President Lays Out "The Buhari Doctrine"

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

May 29, 2015 ushered in in a New Nigerian President -- General Muhammadu Buhari -- who gracefully, but emphatically laid out his change-agent strategies for Africa's most populous country.

Muhammadu Buhari Takes Over Nigeria In Crisis

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Isl...

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Nigeria's President-Elect Says He Can't Promise To Find Chibok Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria....

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Meet Nigeria's Next President

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, a 72-year-old former military general, has traveled a long road to electoral victory. On Tuesday, Buhari...

Nigeria Is What Democracy Looks Like

Jumoke Balogun | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Jumoke Balogun

This is the first time in Nigeria's fifty-four-year history that an incumbent president was voted out of office.

Opposition Leader Buhari Wins Nigerian Election

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-...

Nigeria Opposition Declares Victory, Says Nation Is 'Witnessing History'

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

ABUJA, March 31 (Reuters) - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory in the presidential election on Tuesday, saying Af...

Nigeria's Buhari Leads By 2 Million Votes With Three Quarters Of States Counted

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) - With three quarters of states counted in Nigeria's election, opposition challenger Muhammadu Buhari had 11.5 million votes...

Nigerian Elections: At the Crossroads

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Stan Chu Ilo

Nigeria stands at the crossroads of history. These forthcoming elections in Nigeria could unravel all that is flawed about the Nigerian nation.

Truth and Consequences in Nigeria

Sara Kavemi | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Sara Kavemi

Nigeria's democracy is young and in many ways it is vibrant, but it is also fragile. And it could be demolished in an instant if placed in the wrong hands.

Nigeria Election Looms As Nation Prepares For Vote

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

KATSINA, Nigeria — The body of late President Umaru Yar'Adua is in an unmarked grave in this northern city, buried in the sandy soil along with ...