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Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most

Buhari has been ill for most of this year, drastically cutting back his official schedule. This was one event he could not afford to miss

Nigeria to vote for president in bid for true democracy

Nigeria votes for a president on Saturday in what may be a historic moment for Africa's most populous nation as it bids to end years of rigging.

Yar’Adua’s oil reforms run into troubled waters

The death of Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua jeopardises long-awaited reforms of the nation's decrepit and corruption-ridden oil sector.

Jonathan sworn in after death of president

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as head of state on Thursday following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Nigerian president dies, acting leader to take over

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua death has paved the way for the most hotly contested succession since the country's return to democracy.

Nigerian leader Yar’Adua dies

Nigeria president Umaru Yar'Adua has died, an official at his office confirmed late on Wednesday.

Nigerians get wired over Cabinet nominees

Nigeria's citizens have taken to the internet to air the dirty laundry of ministerial nominees -- sparking something that looks a lot like democracy.

Explosions hit amnesty talks in Nigeria’s oil delta

Two explosions shook the state governor's office in Nigeria's southern oil city of Warri on Monday where amnesty talks were being held.

Nigeria’s powerful state governors back acting leader

Nigeria's powerful state governors pledged their support for Acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, saying he should continue to lead.

Nigerian president returns from Saudi hospital

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua arrived back in Abuja on Wednesday after three months in a Saudi Arabian hospital.

Doctors block access to ailing Nigerian president

Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua's doctors are refusing to allow visitors from Abuja to see him in his Jeddah hospital.

Nigeria power transfer ‘is needed political tonic’

Transfer of power to Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's acting president is the tonic needed to revive governance in the key oil producer, analysts say.

AU praises Nigeria power transfer, warns army

The African Union on Thursday urged the military in coup-prone Nigeria to respect a decision to hand power to the country's deputy leader.

Nigeria’s vice-president takes over from ailing Yar’Adua

Nigeria's Vice-President, Goodluck Jonathan, took office as acting head of state on Tuesday from ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Nigerian Parliament votes to suspend ailing president

Nigeria's Parliament on Tuesday voted to suspend ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua and hand power to his deputy until he is well enough to resume.

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