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  • 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...
  • UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women

    The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives. The recapture of...
  • 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...
  • Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election

    Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan's southern strongholds. The differences do not invalidate the victory of former military dictator...
  • 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...
  • 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...