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Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to rid Nigeria of "terror" after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.

Buhari in historic Nigeria election win

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday became Nigeria's president elect after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power ever in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria on edge as first vote results unveiled

Abuja - First results trickled in from Nigeria's closely fought general election on Monday, with protests over the conduct of the vote and a warning of manipulation of the count adding to fears of violence.

Thousands call for vote re-run in Nigeria's Rivers state

Port Harcourt - Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party on Sunday demonstrated in the oil-rich state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities.

Nigerian troops 'battle Boko Haram outside Bauchi'

Kano - Nigerian troops battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the northeastern city of Bauchi on Sunday, residents and a military source told AFP.

Polling stations re-open in Nigeria after voting extension

Lagos - Voters unable to cast their ballot because of technical problems in Nigeria's general election returned to the polls on Sunday, as the main parties traded blows over the use of the technology.

Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Abuja - Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.

23 'beheaded' in NE Nigeria on eve of election: Lawmaker, nurse

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP.

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans.

Nigeria votes in tight presidential election

Wuse - Nigerians headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president in a knife-edge vote against a backdrop of security fears but new technology delayed the process, affecting even the outgoing president.

Nigeria claims key Boko Haram success on eve of polling

Abuja - Nigeria on Friday announced the recapture of Boko Haram's headquarters, on the eve of a knife-edge vote at which President Goodluck Jonathan is eyeing re-election against a stiff opposition challenge.

Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year.

Nigeria's Jonathan calls for peaceful vote

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged Nigerians to turn out in force to vote in this weekend's presidential election, calling for calm in the face of rising tensions and fears of violence.

Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign

Abuja - Campaigning has wound to a close in Nigeria's presidential elections, with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters before the crunch vote.

Chad troops return to Nigeria town after Boko Haram kill 11

Kano - Chadian troops on Saturday returned to the northeast Nigerian border town of Gamboru, locals said, after Boko Haram took advantage of a lack of military presence to kill 11 people.

Warning over president's 'victory' claims against Boko Haram

Lagos - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the military hopes to recapture towns seized by Boko Haram within a month, in what would be a swift victory after six years of bloody conflict.

Nigeria's Jonathan eyes Boko Haram ouster within a month

Lagos - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan said in an interview broadcast on Friday that he hoped that Boko Haram militants would be pushed out of captured towns and villages within a month.

Boko Haram attacks Nigeria's Gamboru, women slaughtered in Bama

Maiduguri - Boko Haram militants killed 11 people in an attack on Gamboru in northeast Nigeria after the Islamists reportedly slaughtered dozens of women in nearby Bama, witnesses said Thursday.

Amnesty warns on 'seriously alarming' Nigeria oil spills

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday said two major oil companies operating in Nigeria, Shell and ENI, reported a combined 553 oil spills in 2014, a "seriously alarming" figure that qualifies as a "national emergency.

Op-Ed: France takes European lead in fight against Boko Haram

Paris - France’s current regional deployments and long history with West Africa makes it the European nation best enabled to help its African allies in their fight against Boko Haram.
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