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Nigeria's President Announces Re-Election Bid

Goodluck Jonathan’s plan to run for a second term as president of Nigeria has been among the country’s biggest open secrets for months. So why did he wait until almost three months before the election to announce his candidacy? Jibrin Ibrahim, director of the Center for Democracy & Development in Abuja, says Jonathan had planned to declare his candidacy earlier in the year after touring the country, but the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency and the group’s kidnapping of more...

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