President Muhammadu Buhari starts his second four-year tenure as the country battles severe security challenges.
Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer said the defeated candidate would challenge the "sham" result as he pledged to do so, after losing against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai confirmed the killing of nine citizens by “criminal elements” who attacked Nandu in Sanga (district) in early hours of this morning.
At least eight deaths were reported as violence erupted after some party supporters fearing an election loss destroyed results sheets and other voting materials.
Buhari took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for his closest challenger, businessman and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.
The disciplinarian former military ruler has been elected as president for the second time, but Buhari’s task is harder than it was before.
Nigeria's electoral body has declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country's presidential election after an election fraught with claims of rigging and collusion.
Women in Northern Nigeria don't traditionally discuss sexual or physical abuse publicly, but one moment on Twitter might be opening the doors for more women to step forward and share.
Some hours before the opening of polls on Saturday, multiple explosions rocked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, perhaps in a daring attempt to breed fear and discourage voting.
Although voting was peaceful in most areas of Nigeria on Saturday, there were a few outbreaks of violence in the vast West African country and many reports of delays at polling stations.
Nigeria counts votes in closely-fought presidential election even as voting continues in some units where polling opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.
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