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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to the media after casting his vote in  Daura, in northern Nigeria. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Nigeria’s opposition leader has rejected incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he won the presidential election, denouncing the poll as a “sham” a(...)

Electoral commission officials at the state office in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, go over the results of the country’s presidential election on Monday. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria’s presidential election but the party of his main cha(...)

Independent National Electoral Commission  officials collate results from various polling units at the INEC Yola North Local Government Area Office in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

As many as 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday after voters went to the polls in a tight preside(...)

A cyclist drives pasts a campaign poster in Kano for Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, on February 17th. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500km from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election – only for the vot(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

A street vendor is pictured next to a campaign poster of Atiku Abubakar, leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, February 12t. Photograph: Reuters/Luc Gnago

Muhammadu Buhari won the presidency in a historic election in Nigeria four years ago by promising to crush two scourges that had plagued the nation fo(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Some of the released Chibok girls    on May 8th, 2017. They were among 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 from a  secondary school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. Some 112 still remain in captivity. Photograph: Getty Images

It has been four years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, and activists in the capital Abuja are still holdi(...)

Displaced people collect water in Muna Garage camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In the early hours of a Friday morning in August, aid workers staying in a United Nations compound in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, were woken by the (...)

File photo showing 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram in October. Photograph: Getty

A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in (...)

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