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  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
    Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call. Two electoral workers were killed...
  • Boko Haram's pledge seen as propaganda coup for Islamic State

    Boko Haram's pledge seen as propaganda coup for Islamic State
    The decision by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram to pledge allegiance to Islamic State amounts to a significant propaganda coup for the Syrian-based organization, analysts say, and raises questions about whether the Nigerian militants could morph...
  • 5 hope-and-change take-aways from Nigeria's election

     5 hope-and-change take-aways from Nigeria's election
    You probably saw the headline — a successful transfer of power in Nigeria. For the first time since its independence, Africa's most populous and economically powerful country voted an incumbent president out of office, defying all expectations. At a...
  • As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom

    As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom
    As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

     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 but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. All the Boko Haram...
  • 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...