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Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

02 February, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

ABUJA (Reuters) – 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. Addressing journalists in the early hours of Saturday, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Mahmood Yakubu said the delay was … Read More

Nigerian ex-minister and Chibok girls champion to run for president

10 October, 2018 9:16 am 9:16 am

LAGOS (Reuters) – Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped  in 2014, on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, issued a statement announcing her intention to run. Nigeria’s presidential … Read More

Nigerian Finance Minister Adeosun resigns over forgery claims

09 September, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari  accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the country’s mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Adeosun, a top cabinet member and a former investment banker who promoted the government’s policy to … Read More