Politics

Nigeria recalls envoy to S Africa over migrant attacks

Ambassador's summoning is latest sign of growing discontent at South Africa's handling of deadly xenophobic violence.

Africa

Nigeria post-election: Bellwether of African democracy?

Muhammadu Buhari's historic win has prompted talks of an 'African Spring'.

by Cathy Haenlein

Politics

Nigerians choose state governors amid tension in south

One police officer killed in southern Rivers state as Nigerians elect 29 governors and representatives from 36 states.

Inside Story

Nigeria: New hope for old challenges?

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari hails new era of change and belief in a better future.

Politics

Will Buhari honour his promises?

This may well be the first Nigerian election where issues trump allegiances.

by Ayesha Kajee

Africa

Buhari the winner, Jega the hero

Buhari is the first man to overthrow - by the ballot - a sitting Nigerian president.

by Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria Decides

Profile: Nigeria's presidential hopefuls

The incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, is facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari. Here is some background on them.

Politics

Goodluck Jonathan hopes it will be 2011 all over again

This may well be Nigeria's closest presidential election ever.

by Fisayo Soyombo

Inside Story

Nigeria election: What are presidential priorities?

Security dominates main candidates’ campaigns amid voter concerns about corruption and the economy.

Nigeria Decides

Nigeria: Vote violence haunts religiously divided Jos

More than 800 people were killed and 65,000 displaced in religion-based election violence in 2011 in the central city.

Politics

Nigerian security trumps democracy

Boko Haram is a key variable that will determine the outcome of Nigeria's election.

by Solomon Dersso

War & Conflict

Nigeria launches 'final onslaught' against Boko Haram

National security spokesperson claims "significant strategic military successes" against the group in recent weeks.

War & Conflict

Nigeria acknowledges presence of foreign mercenaries

Government says foreign contractors provide training and technical support in fight against Boko Haram.