Nigeria's advances towards democracy

  • Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo's daughter charged with corruption

    The daughter of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is charged with corruption due to the embezzlement of $4 million in public funds.
  • 19 oppositional parties combine to compete in the 2011 democratic elections

    Nineteen opposition parties combine to provide a single party to contest the ruling People's Democratic Party in 2011 elections.
  • Book Harum attempts to force shari'a law upon north-eastern Nigeria

    Boko Harum, a radical Islamist movement, launches a campaign of terror in north-eastern Nigeria. They want shari'a law imposed on the entire country. Nigerian security forces attack the Boko Harum HQ and kill its leader.
  • Christmas Day bombing by Boko Harum kills 40, president declares state of emergency

    Christmas Day bombing by Boko Harum kills 40, leading president Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency.
  • President Idriss Déby calls for joint military task force to combat Boko Harum

    President Idriss Déby of Chad calls for a joint military task force to combat Boko Harum; He claims that the radical Islamic terrorist group is destabilizing the region.
  • Nigerians brave Boko Haram to cast ballots

    Boko Haram, a ruthless terrorist group, threatens to disrupt and discredit the electoral process for the 2015 democratic elections in Nigeria.
  • Muhammadu Buhari wins presidential election

    Muhammadu Buhari wins the March general presidential election; he will be placed in-office on May 29th, 2015.