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(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari casts his vote in Nigeria’s presidential election at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election has arrived, amid heavy gunfire, voting technology failures and reports of vote-buying in some areas. So(...)

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(...)

Protesters run as they prepare to hurl stones towards the Indian police during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

The upcoming months are critical to the future of India’s insurgency-ridden northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, where the impetus for azadi, or(...)

Young supporters of Muhammadu Buhari, a former military strongman, celebrate his victory in the Nigerian presidential election in Kano, Nigeria. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

Nigeria’s election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day a(...)

All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters sit on the floor during a march towards the Independent National Electoral Commission Office in Port Harcourt calling for the cancellation of the presidential elections in the Rivers State. Some 2,000 women protesting against the conduct of elections in Nigeria’s Rivers state were teargassed on Monday as they tried to register their complaints with electoral officials. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and his rival Muhammadu Buhari were running neck and neck on Monday after the first phase of results in an eagerl(...)

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Lagos during presidential elections on Sunday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Confusion and violence blighted Nigeria’s tensest presidential election since the end of army rule, with the opposition rejecting results from a turbu(...)

A vehicle campaigning for a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) drives outside a campaign rally in Yaba district in Lagos . Photograph:Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s Council of State has decided to stick with February 14th as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said(...)

‘#Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners taking part in a lamentation parade last week in Abuja. Violence in Nigeria’s northeast has been on the rise since the government unilaterally announced a ceasefire with Boko Haram. Photograph:  Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

President Goodluck Jonathan promised Nigerians he would fight corruption and defeat the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency as he announced his bid to win (...)