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  • Electronic voting glitches hobble Nigerian election

    Electronic voting glitches hobble Nigerian election
    At the heart of Nigeria’s hopes for the fairest election in its history Saturday is a handheld biometric device designed to stop rigging. But as Ahmed Bashir placed his thumb on the reader Saturday morning, nothing happened.
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest...

    Day before critical election, Nigerian military claims to destroy Boko Haram HQ

    Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...

    Battle-weary Nigerians hope for change as election nears

    Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies. Desperate, Maria Ibrahim dressed...

    Nigeria's military pushes extremists before elections

    Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military is forcing Boko Haram extremists from a string of northeastern towns as the country's prepares for elections the...