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  • Obama urges unity in Nigeria after historic election

    President Barack Obama is urging both the winner and loser in Nigeria's presidential elections to work together to unify Nigeria.
  • 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....

    Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

    Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. The London-based human rights group expressed...

    Obama congratulates President-elect Buhari of Nigeria

    President Barack Obama is congratulating the president-elect of Nigeria, saying the election there has "shown the world the strength" of the African country's commitment to Democratic ideals. Obama says in a White House statement Wednesday that he was...

    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 in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's...