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Nigerians to elect powerful state governors

Nigerian voters return to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors, two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote. 

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc workers sort election materials in Lagos, Nigeria March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adelaja Temilade

The election is for 29 of the…

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Petrol suppliers cut price to encourage Nigerians to travel to vote again

Nigerian fuel suppliers have cut the price of petrol to encourage people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday after the poll was delayed by a week, the information minister said on Wednesday.

The electoral commission announced the delay early last Saturday just Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters were preparing to head to…

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Nigeria opposition to inspect vote materials after Buhari's win

A tribunal on Wednesday ordered Nigeria’s electoral body to allow the main opposition to inspect materials used in last month’s poll which President Muhammadu Buhari won after allegations of fraud by the rival party.

Buhari, the country’s 76-year-old former military ruler, took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for his closest challenger,…

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Army to be "ruthless" against tampering in Nigeria's postponed vote - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s delay to voting in the early hours of Saturday, just as some of Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters…

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