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February 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
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’…

Jega Announces Voter Registration Figures

February 19, 2019

Nigeria's Election Postponement Met With Suspicion

Early in the morning on Saturday, February 16, just hours before polls were scheduled to open, the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) postponed Nigeria’s elections by a week. The nation…


December 13, 2017

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
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
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…

Attahiru Jega

May 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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 …

Obama Nigeria

April 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Patience Visa

March 25, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
"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…

Card Reader Nigeria Election

May 29, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Buhari Inauguration

February 9, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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