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February 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jega Announces Voter Registration Figures Jega Announces Voter Registration Figures

An electoral officer assists a voter in a makeshift registration centre on the first day of the voters' registration exercise in Lagos January 15, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) It’…

December 13, 2017

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Military-General-Removed Nigerian General Leading the Fight Against Boko Haram is Replaced

The Nigerian Army announced on December 6 that Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas is replacing Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as the commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military effort against the jihadist insurgency Boko Haram in what is a positive sign of accountability.

July 26, 2017

Boko Haram
Nigeria-Military-Borno-Boko-Haram Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau: Dead or Alive?

Since 2009, the Nigerian security services have regularly reported that they have killed Boko Haram leader and warlord Abubakar Shekau. However, Shekau, or at least a Shekau-like figure, would then s…

March 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Attahiru Jega Anxiety Grows Over Election Rigging in Nigeria

  The Nigerian media as well as my personal contacts are expressing heightened anxiety that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is preparing to rig the national elections, now scheduled for Ma…

April 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Patience Visa U.S. Visa Revocation

When Secretary of State John Kerry visited Nigeria in January in advance of Nigeria’s March 28 elections, he observed that anyone who incited violence or interfered with the electoral process would b…

May 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Obama Nigeria It Is Time for President Obama to Visit Nigeria

Up to now, President Barack Obama has never visited Nigeria. That has been appropriate given the country’s history of rigged elections and the government’s refusal to investigate credible reports of …

May 29, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Inauguration Inauguration Day in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari will be inaugurated president of Nigeria today, May 29, in Abuja’s Eagle Square. To call an occasion “historic” is hackneyed. But, this time, it is true. For the first time in Niger…

March 25, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Card Reader Nigeria Election "Don’t Steal Nigeria’s Election"

In an era of instant analysis too often driven by the superficialities of the twenty-four hour news cycle, Jean Herskovits has published a thoughtful, detailed op-ed on Nigeria only a few days away f…

February 9, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ready for Elections Why Were Nigeria’s Presidential Elections Postponed?

On Saturday, Nigeria’s Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) announced that Nigeria’s presidential election would be delayed until March 28. According to Attahiru Jega, chairman of the INE…

February 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Election Gates Nigerian Presidential Elections Postponed?

Nigeria’s presidential elections are scheduled for February 14, 2015, though there has long been speculation that they might be postponed. The Nigerian National Security Advisor, Sambo Dasuki, called…