Nigerians react to one week delay to elections

Voters in Lagos, economic capital of Nigeria, react to the postponement of the presidential elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the one week delay just hours before polls were due to open.

Nigerians arrive at polling stations to find them closed

Nigerians are waking up to the news that the elections, which were due to happen today, have been postponed by a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the one week delay just hours before polls were due to open.

Nigerians tell of hopes for future ahead of election

Ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary and presidential elections in Nigeria, citizens of Lagos say they hope that the poll will be free and fair, and also bring positive change to their lives.

‘Beer wars’: brewers compete to sate Nigerians’ thirst

Nigeria is currently a largely untapped market for brewers. But with a population expected to grow to 410 million by 2050, many international brewing companies are eyeing up the vast potential of the Nigerian market.

‘Instagram holidays’ get Nigerians travelling

With Nigeria’s economy almost exclusively based on oil and gas, tourism development is lacking, even at local level, but some are harnessing the power of social media to encourage Nigeria’s well-connected young people to discover what their home country has to offer.

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram face uncertain future

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram violence continue to flee to IDP camps in the country’s northeast. Unsure whether they will be able to return home as the jihadists continue to launch devastating attacks against military and civilian targets, the displaced start new activities, such as sewing, to get by.

Nigeria’s bridal fashion week boosts home talent

Nigeria’s first ever Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in Lagos on Friday in the hope that it will encourage more Nigerians to look for home grown wedding gowns, rather than going abroad.

Reactions after Nigeria’s Buhari says he will run for reelection

Nigerians react after President Muhammadu Buhari declares he will seek re-election next year, in a move that puts an end to months of speculation and kicks off campaigning in West Africa’s largest economy.

Olympics: Nigerians meet their Olympic bobsled team

Nigerians meet their Winter Olympic bobsled team for the first time just one week before the start of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, giving them a rousing send-off. Thirty years after a Jamaican squad became a global sensation, the trio of Nigerian women Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will become the first African bobsleigh team in Winter Olympic history.

Repatriated Nigerian migrants struggle to resettle

More than 1,500 Nigerians who were trying to get to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea have been returned from Libya since November. It’s been tough on them, physically and mentally. But they face more difficulties when they return home.