The race for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019

Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them. There are more than 60 other candidates, … read more

UK and US issue visa warning to Nigerians

The US and UK governments have threatened to impose visa bans against anyone found guilty of either instigating violence or plotting to rig the elections in Nigeria. In separate statements on Thursday, the two countries pledged their commitment to ensuring … read more

Gunmen kill 26 in Nigeria raids

At least 26 people were killed after cattle thieves raided several villages in Nigeria’s northern Sokoto state, police said Tuesday. Armed bandits on motorcycles attacked Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi, a trio of neighbouring villages in Rabah district, late Sunday, … read more