Atiku Abubakar

The Latest: Nigerian leader ahead at count’s halfway point

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria’s election (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A spokesman for the campaign of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari claims they have unofficial numbers showing the leader has won Saturday’s election and his supporters are preparing to celebrate later Tuesday. Babatunde Fashola, Cabinet minister for power and works and campaign … Continue reading The Latest: Nigerian leader ahead at count’s halfway point

KANO, Nigeria | Nigeria leader says many feared ‘the worst’ after vote delay

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president in a final appeal to the nation before Saturday’s election says many “thought the worst might happen” after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that people can go to the polls free from fear. President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Friday morning, nearly 24 hours before polls open across Africa’s … Continue reading KANO, Nigeria | Nigeria leader says many feared ‘the worst’ after vote delay

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with major Nigerian presidential candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in advance of the country’s February 16 presidential election. The Secretary noted the deep and long-standing partnership between the United States and Nigeria, Africa’s … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar