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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

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After week-long delay and conspiracy claims, Nigeria goes to polls at last; series of blasts rock Maiduguri city

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Shortly before polls opened, a..
Firstpost - Published

After false start, Nigerians focus on economy in tight presidential vote

By James Macharia ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's hold on power faces a strong challenge on Saturday in a delayed election that hinges on the fate of the economy, Africa's..
Firstpost - Published

Videos for Nigeria

Nigerian Candidates Remain Confident In Close, Oft-Delayed Election [Video]Nigerian Candidates Remain Confident In Close, Oft-Delayed Election

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Nigeria began counting votes in a closely fought presidential election despite the electoral commission extending the vote in some places where polling..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Islamic State Claims Responsibliity For Attack Nigerian Military Says Didn't Happen [Video]Islamic State Claims Responsibliity For Attack Nigerian Military Says Didn't Happen

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as the country holds elections, although the army has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Delays and frustration mark Nigerian election [Video]Delays and frustration mark Nigerian election

A week's delay, then hours of waiting until election officials arrived; Nigeria's vote got off to a frustrating start. But the election in Africa's biggest economic powerhouse passed mostly peacefully...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Nigeria's election: Vote counting begins [Video]Nigeria's election: Vote counting begins

Nigerian officials begin counting vote after a bitter election campaign with results expected to be announced next week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

At Vatican Abuse Summit, Cardinal Admits Case Files Had Been Destroyed [Video]At Vatican Abuse Summit, Cardinal Admits Case Files Had Been Destroyed

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, a Catholic nun told bishops to acknowledge the church's hypocrisy in its handling of the sexual abuse crisis, while a cardinal admitted that case files..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Nigeria Counting Votes In Presidential Election Dogged By Delays [Video]Nigeria Counting Votes In Presidential Election Dogged By Delays

According to Reuters, Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday’s close presidential election, although the electoral commission extended voting hours in some places where polling stations opened late..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Nigerian nun speaks of shock after watching film Spotlight [Video]Nigerian nun speaks of shock after watching film Spotlight

Sister Veronica Openibo scolded bishops on their errors in the midst of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

After a week's delay Nigerians finally go to the polls [Video]After a week's delay Nigerians finally go to the polls

But just hours before the polls opened Geidam city in Yobe state was attacked by suspected Islamic extremists and dozens of residents fled.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

Crowds rush into polling station in Abuja following early delays [Video]Crowds rush into polling station in Abuja following early delays

Crowds pour into a polling station in Abuja after waiting for hours because of voting delays. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Watch: Nigeria's traditional textile trade under threat [Video]Watch: Nigeria's traditional textile trade under threat

The dye pits in Kano have been in operation for five centuries, but are now reported to be the last of their kind. Many pits have been abandoned as young people turn to city jobs instead of traditional..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

Nigeria's election: Concerns for low turnout after delay [Video]Nigeria's election: Concerns for low turnout after delay

Many see last week’s delay as evidence of manipulation, with both the camps accusing each other of trying to rig the vote.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market [Video]Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market

The head of Volkswagen South Africa says he hopes to develop a pan-African auto industry as the company looks to venture into more African countries. Sisipho Skweyiya reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Nigeria's young voters under spotlight as elections near [Video]Nigeria's young voters under spotlight as elections near

The country's youth make up the biggest voting bloc in the elections that begin on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Jussie Smollett Named As Suspect By Chicago Police For Filing False Report [Video]Jussie Smollett Named As Suspect By Chicago Police For Filing False Report

According to report by Uproxx, Empire actor Jussie Smollett, whose claims that he was the victim of a hate crime have been called into question, is now being investigated by the Chicago police for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Will voters punish Buhari for not tackling Nigeria's oil spills? [Video]Will voters punish Buhari for not tackling Nigeria's oil spills?

Five years after Nigeria's president promised to clean-up this oil mess, Al Jazeera looks at whether the failure will hurt his re-election bid.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Paid $3,500 For Attack [Video]Jussie Smollett Reportedly Paid $3,500 For Attack

View 1 more image (Newser) – The two brothers arrested last week in connection with the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett broke their silence with a statement Monday—but they didn't address reports..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Nigeria's Main Opposition Party Accuses Buhari Of 'Jungle Justice' Threat [Video]Nigeria's Main Opposition Party Accuses Buhari Of 'Jungle Justice' Threat

Nigeria’s main opposition on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to use soldiers to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during a delayed vote was a “direct call for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Accusations Fly In Nigeria Politics [Video]Accusations Fly In Nigeria Politics

ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday accused Nigeria’s electoral commission of incompetence over its organization of a national election as the main opposition party prepared to hit..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Religious unrest key concern in run-up to Nigeria election [Video]Religious unrest key concern in run-up to Nigeria election

Religious violence between Christians and Muslims under spotlight after authorities bodies of 66 people killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

Economic fears mount over Nigeria election delay [Video]Economic fears mount over Nigeria election delay

Some of Nigeria's leading presidential candidates have condemned the decision to postpone elections by a week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Nigerians unfazed by election delay [Video]Nigerians unfazed by election delay

The country's election has been postponed by a week, causing upset across Nigeria. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Nigeria election: Disappointment and anger over poll delay [Video]Nigeria election: Disappointment and anger over poll delay

Frustration over delayed elections in Nigeria as questions are raised over how much it will cost the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Nigeria electoral commission: polls delayed by transport problems [Video]Nigeria electoral commission: polls delayed by transport problems

Postponement of presidential poll prompts concerns among opposition politicians, supporters over possible rigging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Nigerian Presidential Election Postponed By A Week, Opposition Slams Delay [Video]Nigerian Presidential Election Postponed By A Week, Opposition Slams Delay

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Nigerian authorities postponed a national election by a week, just hours before polls were scheduled to open, prompting the opposition candidate to accuse..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Nigeria's President Urges People To Remain Calm & Peaceful [Video]Nigeria's President Urges People To Remain Calm & Peaceful

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari urged Nigerians to remain calm after the electoral commission postponed presidential elections by one week. In a statement..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

By Felix Onuah and Ahmed Kingimi ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for..
Firstpost - Published

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

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - 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..
Firstpost - Published

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