Bola Tinubu elected as the new President of Nigeria

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Nigerian electoral officials announced on 1 March 2023 that the ruling party's candidate in the presidential election, Bola Tinubu, has been elected as the country's new president.

An Overview of the news:

  • Bola Tinubu has been associated with the 'All Progressive Congress Party' from which he has been winning elections.

  • However, not accepting Bola Tinubu's victory, the other two opposition candidates have demanded re-election.

  • Main opponents Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi are likely to challenge the decision again in court. Because Abubakar had finished second in the 2019 election as well and challenged the result in court. However, his suit was dismissed.


  • Capital: Abuja

  • Currency: Nigerian naira

  • Prime Minister: Bola Tinubu

  • President: Muhammadu Buhari

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