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Alexis Akwagyiram

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15 Mar 2019 | 3:41 AM

Nigerian boy pulled from rubble remains calm amid chaos

LAGOS (Reuters) - The boy lay wide-eyed on a bed of outstretched arms. The men who carried him, and others looking on, cheered at the sight of the youngster who seconds earlier had been pulled from the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.

14 Mar 2019 | 11:22 PM

Families keep vigil at hospital as rescue at Nigerian school collapse ends

LAGOS (Reuters) - Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as rescue operations came to an end.

9 Mar 2019 | 8:11 AM

Nigerians to elect powerful state governors

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian voters return to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors, two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote.

27 Feb 2019 | 4:11 PM

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria's converted democrat comes back from the brink

ABUJA (Reuters) - Muhammadu Buhari, who has won four more years as Nigeria's president, proved wrong those who doubted he could survive the blows of recession, militant attacks on oilfields and an Islamist insurgency that blighted his first term.

27 Feb 2019 | 6:09 AM

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's converted democrat comes back from the brink

ABUJA (Reuters) - Muhammadu Buhari, who has secured four more years as Nigeria's president according to a Reuters tally of election results, proved wrong those who doubted he could survive the blows of recession, militant attacks on oilfields, and Islamist insurgency that blighted his first term.

26 Feb 2019 | 7:57 PM

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.

18 Feb 2019 | 2:00 AM

Nigerian candidate says delayed presidential vote could be compromised

ABUJA (Reuters) - While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday, after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015, one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised.

14 Feb 2019 | 10:18 PM

Nigeria 'Delta Avengers' militants vow to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

ABUJA (Reuters) - A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich southern Niger Delta threatened on Thursday to cripple Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in a vote due to be held on Saturday.

13 Feb 2019 | 8:14 PM

Factbox - Nigeria's 2019 presidential election in numbers

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerians vote on February 16 to choose a president to lead Africa's biggest oil producer and, by some measures, the continent's largest economy.

13 Feb 2019 | 8:03 PM

Nigeria's election: young voters, old candidates

LAGOS (Reuters) - Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35.