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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 southeast, 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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Nigeria demands $20bn in back taxes from major oil firms

nigeria demands $20bn in back taxes from major oil firms
London — Nigeria has ordered foreign oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20bn in taxes it says are owed to local states, industry and...
WorldNews - Published

Boko Haram displaced feel forgotten amid Nigeria election fever

boko haram displaced feel forgotten amid nigeria election fever
Idriss Abdullahi was once a successful businessman and a husband to four wives, until the day he fled his home when Boko Haram insurgents advanced across northeastern Nigeria. Five years on he lives..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Nigeria

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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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 Commission Claims Vote Postponement Due To Transport Delays [Video]Nigeria Commission Claims Vote Postponement Due To Transport Delays

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, the chairman of the electoral commission said that Nigeria's presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released [Video]Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released

According to Newser, Chicago police released two Nigerian brothers on Friday, without pressing any charges. They were arrested on suspicion of attacking Empire actor, Jussie Smollett. Smollett, who is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week [Video]Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

Nigeria's presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed by a week, the chairman of the country's electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Nigeria's frustrated youth call for progress ahead of election [Video]Nigeria's frustrated youth call for progress ahead of election

Oil-rich Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy, but millions are suffering from unemployment and high cost of living.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Nigeria election: Religious, ethnic conflict under spotlight [Video]Nigeria election: Religious, ethnic conflict under spotlight

Violence and religious and ethnic divisions underline security challenges the new president will face.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Nigeria Presidential Rally At Least 4 Dead In Stampede [Video]Nigeria Presidential Rally At Least 4 Dead In Stampede

CNN reports At least four people were killed Tuesday in a stampede that unfolded as Nigeria's President left a political rally just days ahead of his country's elections. The chaos erupted as thousands..

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Nigeria's presidential election in numbers [Video]Nigeria's presidential election in numbers

As Nigerians prepare to head to the polls on Feb. 16 to elect a president, here's a look at Africa's biggest oil producer in numbers.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

As Nigerians go to vote, sluggish economy a key consideration [Video]As Nigerians go to vote, sluggish economy a key consideration

When Nigerians vote in a presidential election on Saturday, the country's economic future is likely to play an important role in the candidate they choose. Sam Holder reports.

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Boko Haram conflict tops agenda at Nigeria election [Video]Boko Haram conflict tops agenda at Nigeria election

Armed group and corruption main challenges for Africa's most populous nation as it prepares to elect new government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Nigeria to launch crucial elections [Video]Nigeria to launch crucial elections

Africa's most populous nation will be voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

The race for Nigeria's presidency heats up [Video]The race for Nigeria's presidency heats up

Current President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival Atiku Abukar are set to battle it out for the top spot in Africa's most populous country on February 16. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

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Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

nigeria election 2019: who benefits from poll delay?
The top contenders have both cried foul over the delay, accusing each other of trying to rig the vote.
BBC News - 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 Also reported by •Reuters

Nigeria's electoral commission allows resumption of campaigning after vote delay: statement

Nigeria's electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning, the body said in a statement, after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari vows to deal with vote riggers

nigeria election: muhammadu buhari vows to deal with vote riggers
Soldiers told to be "ruthless" with anyone snatching ballot boxes for the delayed election.
BBC News - Published

Parties to resume campaigns after Nigeria poll postponement, president warns against skullduggery

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 the campaign trail..
Reuters - Published

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 jungle..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian president, ruling party hold emergency meeting over election delay

President Muhammadu Buhari was meeting with senior members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Monday over the postponement of Nigeria's presidential election, the party said.
Reuters - Published

Beyond the Chibok girls: Inside Nigeria's IDP camps

The schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in 2014 received international attention; millions of other Boko Haram victims in IDP camps still can't go home.
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'

jussie smollett 'paid nigerian brothers to attack him'
The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men.
BBC News - Published

Brothers say Jussie Smollett paid them to participate in alleged attack, source says

The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack and they're now cooperating with police. A source close to the..
CBS News - Published

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria commission says transport delays behind vote postponement

Nigeria's presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

nigeria election 2019: appeal for calm after shock delay
Political parties vent anger at the election commission after voting is postponed at the 11th hour.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Nigeria opposition candidate accuses government of hoping to disenfranchise electorate

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday said, without giving evidence, that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration hoped to disenfranchise the country's electorate by delaying the..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian presidential election postponed, all sides appeal for calm

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria election: Anger and frustration after poll delay

nigeria election: anger and frustration after poll delay
Disbelief turned to outrage as news of the one-week delay in the presidential vote began to spread.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar urges voters to be patient

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday appealed to voters to be patient following the postponement of a presidential election by a week.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria elections postponed for a week

The country's electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting was due to begin.
BBC News - Published

Two Nigerian brothers in custody in Jussie Smollet assault case

Chicago police announced Friday two brothers from Nigeria have been arrested after being questioned for assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Dean Reynolds reports.
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor

jussie smollett: brothers held over 'attack' on empire actor
US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett's TV show Empire.
BBC News - Published

Dozens of bodies found in north-west Nigeria

dozens of bodies found in north-west nigeria
Police find the bodes of 66 people, including 22 children and 12 women, killed in villages.
BBC News - Published

Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power

five things about nigeria: the superpower with no power
What do you know about Africa's most-populous nation and largest economy?
BBC News - Published

Nigeria election 2019: Do the promises stack up?

nigeria election 2019: do the promises stack up?
Voters are bombarded with propaganda ahead of Saturday's presidential election, but how much is accurate?
BBC News - Published

Nigerian elections 2019: The spread of false information

nigerian elections 2019: the spread of false information
The main political parties have accused their rivals of spreading disinformation.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria election 2019: The passion and fashion of campaigning

nigeria election 2019: the passion and fashion of campaigning
Special cloth is commissioned for rallies as traditional attire takes on a political edge.
BBC News - Published

EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money..
Reuters - Published

EU broadens its dirty-money blacklist, adds Saudi Arabia

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria election 2019: The view from a Lagos commuter bus

nigeria election 2019: the view from a lagos commuter bus
Passengers on a commuter bus in Lagos explain their hopes for the future of the country.
BBC News - Published

Okwonkwo loaned to Montreal Impact from Bologna

Nigerian striker Orji Okwonkwo has been loaned to Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact for the 2019 season by the Italian club Bologna
USATODAY.com - Published

Fatal stampede at rally in Nigeria

fatal stampede at rally in nigeria
A number of people are killed after the crowd surges towards a gate at a Port Harcourt stadium.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague

nigeria: ogoni widow testifies against shell in the hague
Esther Kiobel accuses the oil giant of complicity in a crackdown by Nigeria's then military rulers.
BBC News - Published

How sex traffickers use black magic to force migrants into prostitution

how sex traffickers use black magic to force migrants into prostitution
Magdalen is one of tens of thousands of Nigerian migrants to Europe who have been forced into sex work.
BBC News - Published

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