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Is the end near for Boko Haram?

In less than three months the Nigerian army has done what it failed to do for the last six years – dislodge Boko Haram from all of the major towns and cities that it overran.

How Buhari won

James Schneider, who was in Nigeria for the elections, analyses how the APC won and what it means for the country’s politics and society.

Nigeria Election 2015: Defining a Nation

These are exciting times. Nigeria goes to the polls this month in what could be the most significant elections ever in Africa’s most populous nation. …

Buhari on course for victory in Nigeria’s historic election

Results from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, coupled with New African projections for the remaining 18, suggest that Muhammadu Buhari has taken a near unassailable lead over incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in the electoral battle for the Nigerian presidency.

Nigerian election on a knife-edge

The outcome of Nigeria’s election remains on a knife-edge this evening, with a mere 20,000 votes separating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan from fierce rival Muhammadu Buhari as the election enter its final stages.

Electoral Commissions: No more “yes men”

Presidents’ yes men used to fill too many of the continent’s electoral commissions. Now, thanks to growing civic awareness and transparency, some of Africa’s election arbiters are moving firmly in the right direction. But ensuring free and fair elections is one hell of a job.

Celebrating Peter “Pan” Enahoro

The celebrations and eulogies have kept on going since the veteran Nigerian journalist Peter Enahoro turned 80 in January. Peter was once the Editor of …