South Africa and Nigeria need each other in many ways. It is time the countries start behaving like it again and strengthen the common interest.
Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential poll by 2.57-million votes, in the country's first election win by the opposition.
President Goodluck Jonathan is facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari as vote counts continue into a second day in Nigeria.
Nigerians awaits the first results of a closely fought general election. UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.
Nigeria votes today in a closely fought election after a campaign dominated by a slowing economy and a war against Islamist Boko Haram militants.
African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.
Nigeria has delayed presidential elections after security chiefs said the military needed more time to secure areas under the control of Boko Haram.
People displaced by Boko Haram attacks might have another blow dealt to them, as they would have to return to their hometowns to be eligible to vote.
The reaction in Africa to last week's massacre of civilians in the northeast of Nigeria has been described as long overdue.
Boko Haram has escaped scrutiny, with many criticising the lack of emphasis placed on African tragedies as the world focused on the 17 dead in Paris.
There have been calls for the world to support those affected by Boko Haram in Nigeria, as they supported France after the attack on 'Charlie Hebdo'.
President Goodluck Jonathan bids for a second term as Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar lead race for the opposition ticket.
Nigeria's main opposition party is being accused of cloning permanent voter cards ahead of the elections in February.
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his intentions to run for a second term to, once again, fight corruption and defeat Boko Haram.
Nigerian officials were tight-lipped about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 84 South Africans.
President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to investigate the cause of a building collapse, which has left at least 86 dead.
Discussions between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have reached a stalemate.