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Nigeria Elections

Doctor Leaves U.S. To Run For Office In Nigeria, Abandons Medical Records Of 30,000 Patients

AP | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The medical records of an estimated 30,000 patients of a Rhode Island physician cannot be accessed because the doctor abandoned hi...

Nigeria's 2011 Election: What Should Be on the Post-Election To-Do List?

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Hopefully, this election -- with its international stamp of credibility -- will be a turning point for many in this nation of 152 million people.

Nigerian Presidential Election Leads To Riots In Muslim North

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Angry opposition supporters in Nigeria's Muslim north set fire to homes bearing ruling party banners Monday and heavy gunfire r...

Nigeria Votes On Accidental President In Crucial Election

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

KAYAWA, Nigeria — Nigerians voted for president in an election Saturday many hoped would show Africa's most populous nation could hold a credibl...

On Eve of Nigeria's First Election Round: It Is Time to Get It Right

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

After significant logistical missteps that sent serious concerns throughout the Nigerian electorate, the country is hoping the rescheduled first-round elections get off on the right foot.

Why Nigerians Should Reject President Jonathan at the Polls

Ademola Bello | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Ademola Bello

Nigeria's presidential election is scheduled for April 9; however, at a campaign rally in Lagos on Tuesday, March 1, former President Olusegun Obasanj...

Nigeria's 2011 Elections -- Keeping the 2 R's in Mind: Nigeria's Resilience and Resolve

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

There is a way of doing things in Nigeria that is not always clear from the outside. What is important from this point forward is working with Nigeria to makes this election successful, not criticizing it from the sidelines.

Nigeria's Youth Express Concerns on 2011 Election

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

On World Youth Day, many recounted their past experience as voters in Nigeria's 2007 election when they believed their votes did not count and wanted to know what would be different in 2011.

Nigerian Youth Peacefully Protest, Play Music, To Demand Clean Elections

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 200 young men and women held a music-filled protest on Tuesday to demand that Nigeria's polls scheduled for next year...

President Mamadou Tandja Massive win for Niger president

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Niger's president has overwhelmingly won a referendum that will allow him to stay in power beyond the end of his second term in office, results show....