Tag Archives: Politics of Nigeria

29May/15

Celebrations across Nigeria as Buhari is sworn in as president

Residents of Abuja and Lagos celebrate the first-ever democratic transfer of power in Nigeria, as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is inaugurated as president.

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31Mar/15

Nigeria’s Jonathan concedes defeat, celebrations in Katsina

Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria’s presidential elections, as celebrations erupt in Buhari’s home state.
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22Mar/15

Buhari vows to rid Nigeria of corruption and insecurity

Presidential challenger and former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has promised to get rid of corruption and deal with insecurity. Buhari’s reputation as a strongman touches on the two issues Nigerians feel most strongly about: graft and a raging Islamist insurgency. But regionalism will likely decide whether he can beat President Goodluck Jonathan at the polls on March 28.
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