Nigerian opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday took a historic victory in presidential elections, receiving congratulations from incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, his campaign organization said.
As the vote count progressed in Nigeria on Tuesday, victory by former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari looked increasingly certain. To find out about the implications of this, DW spoke to analyst Manji Cheto.
Nigeria's former military dictator and main contender Muhammadu Buhari is reported to be leading against President Goodluck Jonathan. The count from the weekend's election is still underway.
Election observers from the European Union have given Nigeria’s general elections a clean bill of health despite delays caused by the malfunctioning of the biometric card readers.
Nigerians cast their ballots this weekend in a tightly contested nationwide poll. Election observers could be crucial to a successful outcome.
Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on Monday attacked a Cameroon military camp near the northern town of Waza wounding several soldiers. The Islamists have also staged raids in neighboring Chad and Niger.
Authorities in Nigeria have postponed this month's elections because of security fears stemming from a chronic insurgency. While the move may have allayed the fears of some voters, others are more critical of the delay.