A Week in Nigeria: 13 October

Highlights from Reuters coverage of Nigeria over the last seven days

Nigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar emerged as the opposition PDP’s presidential candidate

In this week’s round-up: Atiku emerges as Buhari’s main challenger in next year’s election, Oby Ezekwesili enters the race and a militia group in northeast Nigeria releases more than 800 child soldiers.

Floods this year have hit a third of Nigeria’s 36 states since late August, affecting 1.92 million people

Nigeria bureau chief for Reuters. Ghanaian family, British accent. Ex-BBC, before that newspapers.