Muhammadu Buhari

Supporters of Nigeria's Labour Party's Presidential Candidate Peter Obi, chants during an election campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. 

‘This is my only hope’: Young Nigerians gear up for presidential election


As millions of Nigerians prepare for the presidential election on Feb. 25, the stinging economy and unemployment in the formal sector have the nation’s youth particularly tuned in and ready to cast their vote.

A man used his mobile phone to read headline news on Twitter inside an office in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, June 7, 2021.

Nigeria’s indefinite Twitter ban sounds the alarm on free speech

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Trump-Buhari at White House

‘More amusing than disgusting’: Why Trump is so popular in Nigeria

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A cyclist drives pasts a campaign poster for President Muhammadu Buhari in a street

Nigeria postpones 2019 elections warning of crackdown on election tampering

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Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign celebrate news that Boko Haram extremists have released 21 young captives.

Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign celebrates 21 returnees

Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, a Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after over two years of captivity with Boko Haram militants, presents her child to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria May 19, 2016.

Rescued Chibok girl meets with Nigerian president

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Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, has been found in a forest carrying her 4-month-old daughter. She is the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago and today she met with Nigeria’s president.

Protestors with the Abuja "Bring Back Our Girls" chapter demonstrate at Unity Fountain in Abuja on January 25, 2015.

A new leader in Nigeria sparks new hope for efforts against Boko Haram


April 14 will mark one year since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria. Now some Nigerians hope their president-elect might be in a better position to take on the extremist threat.

Supporters of Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his election victory on March 31, 2015. Buhari is the first Nigerian to peacefully oust a sitting president under the country's democratic system.

Goodnight for Goodluck: Nigeria’s president concedes election defeat

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For the first time in Nigerian history, an incumbent president lost during democratic election. But the real history was made when Goodluck Jonathan conceded to his rival, ensuring that the country will enjoy its first peaceful transition of power and possibly new hope in the fight against Boko Haram