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Inside the Durbar festival in northern Nigeria

Inside the Durbar festival in northern Nigeria (Photos)

Nigeria is host to a variety of rich and diverse cultural traditions across its states. Around this time of the year in Northern Nigeria, a part of the country rich with the history of ancient kingdoms, the annual Durbar Festival is celebrated.

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Fascinators and fizz in elite Lagos Polo Club

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch.

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (L), Minister of Transportation; Muhammadu Buhari (C), President of Nigeria; and Babatunde Fashola (R), Minister of Power, Works and Housing. Credit: dailypost.ng

President Buhari swears in his cabinet: A quick geopolitical analysis

Over seven months after he was elected, President Buhari has finally sworn in his cabinet.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Nigeria's APC wins landslide over PDP in state polls (Infographic)

The party of Nigeria‘s incoming president has won a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party’s dominance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won 19 of the 28 governor posts in results declared from Saturday’s elections.

Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari casting his vote for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Daura, Katsina State, on April 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

Nigeria's incoming ruling party APC makes gains in state governorship elections

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Muhammadu Buhari's democratic rebirth

Nigerians with a grounding in British history have found their analogy for General Muhammadu Buhari’s epic struggle to regain power in the legend of Robert the Bruce.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (Right) with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo Credit: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria: High stakes in key states vote

As partisan, personal and religious rivalries grow, the two main parties are heading towards state elections that will be as closely fought as the presidential vote.

Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria's All Progressive Congress (APC)

Will Muhammadu Buhari be Nigeria's next president?

For the first time in Nigeria’s 16 years of democracy, there is real chance that the president could be someone other than the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

mBanking transactions in Nigeria hit over $2B, says Central Bank of Nigeria

mBanking transactions in Nigeria hit over $2B, says Central Bank of Nigeria

Nigeria’s apex bank the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced mobile financial transactions in Nigeria had exceeded US$2 billion.