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Nigeria Decides 2023 Number of candidates by positions
In 2023, Nigerians went to the polls to elect the president and Federal House of Assembly members and elect state governors and House of Assembly members. Here's a breakdown of the 14,859 candidates who participated in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
Africa: Attempted coups d'état from 1990 to 2021
Africa has witnessed 83 coup attempts since 1990, 42 of which were successful. The latest, Sudan's military coup, occurred yesterday, Monday, October 25, 2021. Although rare today, coups still threaten democracy. Here are the attempted coups in Africa since 1990.
More than 50% of the ECOWAS chairmen since the organisation's founding have come from four countries
President Tinubu was recently elected to take over from President Umaro Embaló of Guinea-Bissau as ECOWAS Chairman, making him the 9th from Nigeria. Since its inception, new chairmen have emerged 36 times, with Nigeria producing the most chairmen. Four countries in the ECOWAS region have collectively produced more than half of the chairmen since the organisation's founding, with each contributing multiple chairmen. Cape Verde is the only member country yet to produce a chairman.