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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 officers and voters discuss while votes are counted at a polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

As many as 39 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria, civil society groups said on Sunday, as the country awaited the results of voting in(...)

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(...)

Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term as president of Nigeria. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria was thrown into disarray on Saturday after its presidential election was delayed just hours before polls were set to open, in a dramatic late-(...)

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(...)

Young girls stand by a fence in Muna camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It took a few hours for Mustafa to realise they weren’t actually going to his grandmother’s house. The shy seven year old had piled into a car with hi(...)

Recently returned people sit in a camp for the displaced in Gwoza, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

On the edges of the Sambisa Forest, a vast, colonial-era game reserve believed to be hiding a combination of of Islamist militants, the region’s disap(...)

Ireland’s new papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60) as the apostolic nuncio to Ireland, the first African priest to hold the role. The apo(...)

One estimate suggests that by 2019, the global market for child-development toys will reach $39.5 billion. Photograph: iStock

Amid the garish, noisy gadgets, apps and electronic games designed and marketed to infants, tweens and teenagers, London-based Filippo Yacob spotted a(...)

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