Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) met in Nigerian capital Abuja on Saturday before making the announcement.

Fifteen West African nations have announced more details about their plan for a new shared currency, the Eco, which they hope to launch in 2020. The (...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari waves at the crowd while he drives around the venue during his inauguration for a second term in Abuja. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term on Wednesday, with an array of challenges ahead. The 76-year-old was re-elected i(...)

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(...)

A staff member of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission  carries a box of ballot papers  in Port Harcourt on Friday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba//AFP/Getty Images

Nigerians are preparing to go to the polls again, hoping the presidential election will go ahead on Saturday morning after last weekend’s 11th-hour po(...)

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(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari: “It’s the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong”. Photograph: Audu Marte/AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had died and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that(...)

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