Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria: Polls Show Narrow Lead for Outsider Candidate, Scores of Undecideds in This Week’s Presidential Election

Nigeria’s presidential election is scheduled for Saturday, pending a last-minute suspension, which is not unheard-of. The frontrunner remains upstart third-party Christian candidate Peter Obi, the runaway favorite with young Nigerian voters. The final round of polling revealed a huge number of undecided voters, presenting plausible roads to victory for the candidate of the incumbent ruling party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his rival from the traditional Nigerian two-party political see-saw, Atiku Abubakar.

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. Fueled by high unemployment and growing insecurity, younger Nigerians are mobilizing in record numbers to take part in this month's presidential election. (AP …

Nigeria: Mosque Fires Imam for Criticizing Government’s Failure to End Terrorism

Officials in charge of a mosque in Nigeria’s national capital, Abuja, fired the site’s chief imam, or prayer leader, on Monday after he recently delivered a sermon critical of Nigerian government officials, including Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, for failing to protect the West African nation from terror attacks, Nigeria’s Premium Times online newspaper reported.

Fulani muslim men pray in Masallacin Shehu Mosque, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on April 24, 2019. - Although it has lost its former political power, the Sokoto Sultanate Council continues to exist and the Sokoto Sultan -traditionally belonging to the Fulani People- is still a leading figure in Nigerian society. …

Africa’s Largest Oil Producer Nigeria Crushed by Fuel Shortages

Airlines in Nigeria warned this week that they were days away from running out of jet fuel, and business groups demanded the government act to stabilize petroleum product availability nationwide, Nigeria’s Vanguard reported on Wednesday, as Africa’s largest oil producer struggles to refine any of its supply.

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Nigerians March for Trump, Give Him 56% Approval Rating

The city of Onitsha in eastern Nigeria held an impressive rally for U.S. President Donald Trump last week, complete with Republican campaign signs, red hats, and a mixture of American and Nigerian flags. Trump is enormously popular in Nigeria, to the befuddlement of many American media observers.

US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia on August 21, 2020. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Special Forces Rescue Kidnapped Citizen in Nigeria

Nigeria’s center-right People’s Democratic Party (PDP) criticized Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday for his “failure” to guarantee the safety of people’s lives and property in the country after U.S. forces rescued an American citizen held hostage in Nigeria on Saturday.

TAMPA, FL - MAY 23: Special operators assault a simulated terrorist building to search for Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, playing the roll of a dignitary kidnapped by terrorists, while participating in an International Special Operations Forces capabilities exercise, featuring operators from nine different countries, during the Special Operations Forces Industry …