President Muhammadu Buhari has won reelection for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He won with over 3.9 million popular votes.
President Buhari the incumbent, won the majority of the North East, North West, and South West states, he also took home the majority of the middle belt states.
The former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Ababakar, the oppositional presidential candidate won South South, South East majority states.
This was a well contested election with many analysts & spectators citing President Buhari having a tough battle winning reelection.
It seems that the President Buhari had managed to beat the odds overall. International observers indicated there was an increase of violence during the campaigns and as it became closer to the presidential/national assembly elections, but during the election day votes seemed to be collated orderly. -SB
President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated that he will split up Nigerian state owned oil company; the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), into two seperate divisions. One division will consist of being a regulator of sorts and the other division will be for investment purposes.
The NNPC currently oversees Nigeria’s national oil and exploration The NNPC has had questionable practices in the past, with monetary revenues not being accounted for. Governor Lamido Sanusi who is now Emir of Kano, had brought up about money missing in NNPC treasury, and was later dismissed because of bringing up the charges against NNPC.
It is currently speculated that President Buhari oversees the oil portfolio, until the restructuring and management is finished.
Former Ambassador to Nigeria during President George W. Bush Administration (2004-2007). Gives us his take on the Nigerian Elections, Nigerian Candidates President Goodluck Jonathan (PDP) & Opposition candidate General Muhammadu Buhari (APC). South African governance Nigerian & South African Millennials. Job creation in Nigeria & South Africa also words of wisdom on how global and international Millennials can succeed in their careers and in life. -SB- EFR.Tv