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  • Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria

    Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria
    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...
  • 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. Jonathan, 57, the...
  • Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

    In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the...
  • As results trickle in, Nigerian presidential election too close to call

    As results trickle in, Nigerian presidential election too close to call
    Nigeria’s bitterly contested presidential election went down to the wire Monday as the national election commission began announcing results. With almost a quarter of the ballots counted, the election was on a knife edge, with about 2.3 million...
  • Nigeria results show tight presidential race as protests erupt

    ABUJA, Nigeria Early results in Nigeria's presidential election showed a tight race as tensions mounted in the key oil- producing Rivers state and the northern city of Bauchi where the main opposition party alleged the vote was rigged. Results from the...
  • Buhari leads in Nigeria presidential vote as protests persist

    ABUJA, Nigeria Former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a wide lead in the presidential race with almost half of the 36 states reporting results from the March 28-29 general elections. Buhari led with 61.5 percent of the vote to 34.4...
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

    Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. In...
  • Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters

    Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters
    After widespread failures of a new electronic voter ID system aimed at preventing ballot-rigging, Nigerian election officials extended voting through Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race that some worry will prove a prelude to violence....
  • Pressure builds as votes counted in Nigerian election

    A tense vote count was underway Sunday in Nigeria’s bitterly contested election, as the two main rival parties accused each another of releasing false vote counts and plotting anarchy, raising fears the election may end in a disputed result and...
  • Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president

    Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,...
  • Nigerians vote; terrorist attacks kill 25

    ABUJA, Nigeria Millions of Nigerians voted Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections despite a climate of tension and fear, fueled by attacks that killed 25 people and were blamed on the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Fourteen...