"today, nigerians finally to the polls to elect a new president after the election has been postponed a week. The election takes place in Nigeria where the gap between the rich and the poor is growing."
"With a total of 73 presidential candidates is the launcher large and diversified in Africa folktätaste country. But in practice the choice of the two main candidates, the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and the challenger Atiku Abubakar, who had previously been the country's vice president."
"the Electors shall also vote for the 650 representatives to the house of representatives and 109 senators."
"the Polling was just hours away from opening last Saturday when the country's electoral commission announced that the elections would be postponed. The decision created suspicion among voters and the two major political parties have blamed each other for the delay without any of them managed to present some evidence of guilt."
"the Commission referred to the difficulties with obtaining enough polling materials and has according to own data employed approximately 825 000 temporary election workers to solve the problems during the week."
"The logistical problems have, however, been overshadowed by president Buhari's statements that he called on the country's security forces to act"
"the President's critics believe that the call was a disguised message to the country's police and military that they have the right to operate harshly repressed violence."
"Buhari, who has been president since 2015, has gone to the choice to remain tough on corruption and also want to complete a number of important infrastructure projects, while Abubakar is market-oriented and has promised to privatize several large state-owned companies."
"Clearly states that the winner will have several tough issues to face, not least with regard to the population's economic situation. Today there are about 87 million nigerians in extreme poverty and the gap between the rich and the poor is growing."
"in Total, there are over 84 million people entitled to vote in Nigeria, but only had 72.7 million have downloaded the special voting card, which is obligatriska to get the vote."
"the Election results are expected to be public in the beginning of next week."
"Muslim. Was born in 1946 in the state of Adamawa in northern Nigeria."
"Very rich. A partner in an international oil company with over 10,000 employees, which was founded in Lagos in the southern part of the country."
"Representing the People's democratic party (PDP)."
"Has been vice president of Nigeria for two terms of office. He was responsible inter alia for the review of the privatisation of state enterprises."
"Has been accused of corruption, but never been brought to justice. He calls the charges politically motivated, and recently traveled to the united states, which has been interpreted as that he wanted to prove that he is not wanted there for corruption offences."
"Describes himself as a philanthropist. Among other things he founded the university, the American University, which has offered education to the so-called Chibok girls, kidnapped by terrorrörelsen Boko Haram, but later released after negotiations."
"Grew up in a conservative muslim family which did not want to let him educate himself, something he, however, defied. After graduation, he worked in the customs authority, then to become a businessman."
"Got contacts within the political elite during his time within the customs authority. He went into politics in 1989 and has several times set up as a presidential candidate, but without that win."
"Have four wives and 28 children."
"Muslim. The 76-year-old general Muhammadu Buhari ruled the country with hard hands after a military coup in the mid-1980s, but won the 2015 presidential election in a democratic way. It was the fourth time Buhari ran for president."
"He won against the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan, the first election victory for a moscow says where the power was handed over voluntarily in the country's history."
"He represents the coalition, the All progressives Congress (APC), most of which went to the election on fighting the widespread corruption in the country. Buhari has also promised to eradicate terrorrörelsen Boko Haram, however, it has not managed even if the group has stävjats. Boko Haram still conduct regular armed attacks."
"another question that Buhari, as well as his candidate, must address at a victory, is the bloody battles between herders and farmers in the country. In the last year harvested the conflicts six times more casualties than the Boko Harams terror attacks."
"Ahead of the elections has the president's health has been questioned. Last year he underwent several months of medical treatment in London, but for which the diagnosis he the treatment was received is not known."
"Sources: Reuters, AFP, with multiple"