Africa

Nigeria set for historic democratic handover to Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari prepares to attend swearing-in ceremony in Abuja, amid tight security in the capital.

Africa

Nigeria post-election: Bellwether of African democracy?

Muhammadu Buhari's historic win has prompted talks of an 'African Spring'.

by Cathy Haenlein

Politics

Nigeria president-elect's party dominates regional vote

Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress has won governorship elections in at least 19 states out of 36.

Politics

Party of Nigeria's defeated president wins oil hub

Rivers State falls back into hands of outgoing President Jonathan's party in governorship election.

Politics

Change may be slow in coming to Nigeria after vote

Depleted treasury and low oil prices may hamper transformation incoming president Muhammadu Buhari vowed to bring.

Politics

Buhari will 'spare no effort' to defeat Boko Haram

Nigerian president-elect says he will rid nation of armed group in first address to the nation since poll victory.

Politics

Is this a Nigerian spring?

Buhari will have to call for a nationwide reconciliation between different tribes and religions in the country.

Politics

Will Buhari honour his promises?

This may well be the first Nigerian election where issues trump allegiances.

by Ayesha Kajee

Africa

Buhari the winner, Jega the hero

Buhari is the first man to overthrow - by the ballot - a sitting Nigerian president.

by Fisayo Soyombo

Politics

Al Jazeera urges Nigeria to release detained staff

Al Jazeera calls for the release of Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa who were detained one week ago while covering elections.

Politics

Buhari closes in on historic win in Nigeria election

Reuters poll shows Muhammadu Buhari in lead with more than 14 million votes as counting for presidency draws to a close.

Politics

Nigeria heads back to polls after extension of voting

Technical issues force presidential poll into second day, after record number of people vote despite Boko Haram threats.

The Listening Post

Nigeria's delayed elections

The partisan coverage of Nigeria's vote; plus, the 800 million Indians not deemed newsworthy by their country's media.

The Listening Post

Nigeria debates, decides and votes

We look at the various challenges facing Africa's most populous nation and its media ahead of elections.

Politics

Electronic accreditation frustrates Nigeria voters

Technical problems have plagued a new system for reading voting cards with biometric card-reading machines.