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The main candidates for Lagos State Governor: Jimi Agbaje (Left), People's Democratic Party (PDP), and Akinwunmi Ambode, All Progressives Congress (APC)

Nigeria's ruling PDP faces state governors test after president ousted

Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party is seeking to win at gubernatorial elections after it lost its grip on national power in Africa’s biggest oil producer when President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated in a vote last month.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, quits ruling party in blow to current president, Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.

Muhammadu Buhari, APC's candidate for Nigeria's presidency and former military leader

Rehabilitated Buhari billed as answer to Nigeria's problems

More than 30 years after he ruled with an iron fist, jailing the corrupt and championing the virtues of military discipline in all things, Muhammadu Buhari is now being billed as Nigeria’s savior.