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Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election

The former military ruler was first elected as civilian president of Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer in 2015

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

Nigeria says top judge’s suspension not linked to election

President Buhari replaced Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, sparking claims he had breached the constitution and was trying to manipulate the judiciary

Buhari begins presidential election campaign

Voters go to the polls on February 16, four years after Buhari's landmark victory

Nigeria delays elections as Boko Haram conflict spirals

Nigeria has delayed presidential elections after security chiefs said the military needed more time to secure areas under the control of Boko Haram.

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

The virus has claimed its first victim in Nigeria, prompting officials to deploy health workers to all entry points and seek out suspected cases.

Nigeria rules out prisoner swap for missing girls

Nigeria has ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.

Nigeria leapfrogs SA to become Africa’s biggest economy

Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy, leapfrogging South Africa, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's GDP.

Sudan’s Bashir leaves Nigeria after calls for his arrest

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who was attending an AU health summit, has left Nigeria following demands for his capture over war crime charges.

Nigeria grapples with insecurity, graft after free poll

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to harness the potential of the oil-rich country, which remains dogged by poverty, graft and violence.

Nigerian candidate bemoans World Bank post

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says the World Bank appointment is not being decided on merit and that the US nominee will win.

Nigeria looks into Christmas Day bombings

Nigeria is probing a wave of Christmas Day bombings that killed at least 40, including one blast that ripped through a crowd of worshippers.

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