Tag: Nigerian elections

With WhatsApp having played a major role in Nigeria’s elections does it undermine democracy ?

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world.

Nigerian president talks tough on election offenders

While addressing the national caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja on Monday, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari said ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives as he has instructed the military and police to be ruthless with election offenders.

NGOs react to Nigeria’s election postponement

After the postponement of Nigeria's elections; CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to Ada Onyesoh, President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom to discuss the impact of the decision.

Aide to Nigeria Delta State governor shot dead

An aide to Nigeria Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has been shot dead by unknown persons; this as INEC postpones elections to next week. Charles Aniagwu, Chief Pres Secretary from Delta State joins CNBC Africa for an update on what’s happening in the State.

Nigerians react to postponement of elections

CNBC Africa went on to the streets to get comments from the electorate about the postponement of the presidential elections.

Nigeria’s Abubakar to challenge Buhari in 2019 presidential election after primary race win, what you need to know…

Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

Here’s why Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow before the 2019 elections

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow more slowly this year than previously forecast as investors hold off before elections in early 2019, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, while...

Nigeria’s ruling party wins a state governorship election, here’s what you need to know

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s ruling party won a state governorship election this weekend after unseating the opposition incumbent, officials said, giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year. Kayode...