Felix Onuah

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27 Feb 2019 | 10:53 PM

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election, rival pursues fraud claim

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari comfortably won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy, election authorities said on Wednesday, but his main rival planned a fraud challenge after a vote marred by delays and violence.

25 Feb 2019 | 10:41 PM

Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects it

ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria's presidential election but the party of his main challenger quickly rejected the tallies as "incorrect and unacceptable".

22 Feb 2019 | 2:58 PM

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar.

20 Feb 2019 | 10:33 PM

Petrol suppliers cut price to encourage Nigerians to travel to vote again

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian fuel suppliers have cut the price of petrol to encourage people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday after the poll was delayed by a week, the information minister said on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2019 | 5:37 AM

Death toll from northwest Nigeria attack doubles to 130

ABUJA (Reuters) - The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to "wipe out certain communities."

18 Feb 2019 | 11:14 PM

Army to be 'ruthless' against tampering in Nigeria's postponed vote - Buhari

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 incompetence.

26 Jan 2019 | 11:44 PM

Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the country's most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari, it said on Saturday.

26 Jan 2019 | 2:46 AM

Nigeria's Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's president suspended the country's most senior judge on Friday, weeks ahead of an election in which the judiciary could play an important role and prompting the main opposition candidate to describe it as an act of dictatorship.

12 Dec 2018 | 5:41 AM

Nigerian opposition candidate absent from election accord ceremony

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a "communication lapse", his party said.

16 Oct 2018 | 6:16 AM

Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists' deadline expires - government

ABUJA (Reuters) - A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, the government said on Monday.