Nigeria: the Imprint of Boko Haram on the Campaign

Olabisi Shoaga The forthcoming elections in Nigeria will be special in at least two ways from the preceding ones. First, they are the first elections since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999 that will be contested by two similarly matched political parties: the People’s Democratic Party of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and […]

Nigeria’s elections are expected to be highly contentious

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate in a wave of voting disruptions in the northeastern states and possible post-electoral reprisals in the event that the results are deemed invalid. With less […]