Nigeria

Crown of thorns

Print edition : March 29, 2019

Muhammadu Buhari after he was declared the winner of the presidential election in Abuja on February 27. Photo: Bayo Omoboriowo/Nigeria State House/AP

Supporters of Buhari in Yola, Adamawa State, celebrating his victory. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP

Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate and main opposition leader, leaving a polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar after they cast their votes on February 23. Photo: Luis TATO/AFP

President Muhammadu Buhari beats anti-incumbency feelings to win a second term, but the state of the economy and the law and order situation in the country mean that he is facing a tumultuous four years.
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