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President Jonathan and General Muhammadu BuhariWith the results of 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) declared, Major General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in a clear lead over incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday evening.

Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari (26 March 2015)Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have signed an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Ex-military ruler Abdulsalami Abubakar brokered the deal in talks between President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger Muhammadu Buhari.

An Anti-Electoral Violence poster on Nigerian StreetAgainst the backdrop of some pockets of crises being witnessed across the country ahead of the forth coming general elections, the United Nations,UN,yesterday, warned that it would hold perpetrators of post-election violence accountable.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Nigeria, in a row over whether the president of Nigeria is trying to use the king of Morocco to win over Muslim voters before Nigeria's elections this month.

Last week, the Moroccan royal palace said the king had declined a request for a telephone conversation with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigeria's foreign ministry denied the snub on Monday and said the two leaders had spoken extensively.

Ex-President Mbeki with Ex- Presidents Abubakar and Buhari on the left and right respectively/ Photo credits Abdulgafar AlabeleweThe presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday held a closed-door meeting with former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, and former Nigeria's military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari raises his hand during a campaign rally of the party in Maiduguri, on February 16. Buhari, a three-time loser in presidential races, has gained popularity against President Goodluck Jonathan, as Africa’s most populous nation reels from Boko Haram’s war. AFP/Getty ImagesA party atmosphere descended on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as thousands lined the roads to welcome opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari with chants of “Only Buhari” in the Hausa language.

Buhari’s campaign visit on Feb. 16 to the birthplace of the Islamist group Boko Haram before the March 28 presidential vote sparked an outpouring of enthusiasm for the 72-year-old former military ruler who many in the crowd believed is strong enough to end the militants’ six-year-old insurrection.

People Walking pass a Billboard of President Jonathan at Ikoyi Lagos. The President is of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Photo credits AFPNIGERIA’S politicians are turning to Nollywood film stars, popular musicians and former international footballers to win next month’s election, in a campaign increasingly fought online.

Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy goes to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on March 28, with gubernatorial and state house assembly polls two weeks later.

awo-and-associatesThe Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has called for a return to the First Republic’s regional political structure or the constitution of Nigeria’s six geo-political zones into federating units.

In the First Republic, Nigeria practised a true federalist system with three regions, Western, Eastern, and Northern, as federating units and each being quite semi-autonomous.

Boris JohnsonLondon mayor Boris Johnson, who is also reportedly tipped to be the next Conservative Party leader, has openly admitted that Britain played a "shameful" role in Zimbabwe's economic woes.

zuma-sona-2014President Jacob Zuma has been accused of inciting violence against foreigners by restricting the ownership of land.

John-CampbellA former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned that Nigeria is likely to experience large scale violence as a result of the upcoming general elections.

Jonathan-Buhari01President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC will hold a joint broadcast on electoral violence; THE CABLE reports.

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