Muhammadu Buhari, 75, said he would seek his party's presidential ticket to contest elections in February 2019 during a closed door meeting of the national executive committee of his All Progressives Congress party.
The elections are considered a dry run for the presidential vote to be held in 2019 and a test of whether Afghanistan's Western-backed government can overcome past election problems of poor security and fraud.
Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) party tabled a bill in parliament on Monday to address "fake news," as the country gears up for national elections.
India is due to hold a national election in 2019 and several states will elect new assemblies this year and next.
Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right, bitterly opposed to a peace deal that allows leftist former rebels to participate, expected to poll strongly.
Slovakia's president said on Sunday he would seek talks with parties and would urge forming a new government or holding early elections to renew public trust following the murder of an investigative journalist that has shaken the nation.
Zimbabwe's main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital.
India said on Thursday it expected economic growth to surge above 8 percent as it announced a 2018/19 budget that allocated billions of dollars for rural infrastructure ...
East Timor is set to hold fresh elections after president Francisco Guterres dissolved parliament on Friday, ending a months-long political impasse that plunged Asia's youngest democracy into a post-election stalemate.
Mahathir Mohamad, who ruled Malaysia for more than two decades and is now making another run at the top job aged 92, frequently traded barbs with Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew during his time in office.