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  • Nigeria President Jonathan hailed as hero for conceding election defeat

    Nigeria President Jonathan hailed as hero for conceding election defeat
    In a historic breakthrough for Nigerian democracy, President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential election, signaling that he will peacefully turn over power to his victorious rival, Muhammadu Buhari.
  • Nigeria new leader Muhammadu Buhari has strict reputation

    Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other means. On Dec. 31, 1983, the military mounted a coup and Muhammadu Buhari, then a...

    Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

    Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator Tuesday in a historic transfer of power following the nation's most hotly contested election...

    Things to know about Nigeria, as country picks new president

    Nigeria's election has achieved the first democratic handover of power from one party to another. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000...

    Niger: Troops prevent Boko Haram attack, destroy base

    Soldiers fended off an attack on a border town in Niger by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic militants inside neighboring Nigeria in recent days, Niger said Tuesday. The two confrontations came as Nigeria elected a former military...