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Nigeria’s Buhari extends lead in election count as death toll mounts

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari extended his early election lead on Tuesday based on official results from a third of the country’s districts as the death toll from sporadic election violence rose to 47. Provisional results announced in state capitals but not yet confirmed by the commission seen by Reuters showed Buhari on course to cementing a commanding lead over his […]

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African Union observers say Nigeria’s election generally peaceful

Nigeria’s election took place in a generally peaceful environment, the head of the African Union observer mission said on Monday, in his first public comments about the delayed presidential poll on Saturday. Analysts say the presidential election pitting President Muhammadu Buhari against businessman and former vice president Atiku Abubakar will be Nigeria’s tightest since the end of military rule in […]