ABUJA - Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of 2 million votes with three-quarters of states counted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. | Video
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's election is in some ways a referendum on President Goodluck Jonathan's record on the economy, power shortages and corruption, but for residents of northeasterly Borno state the key issue was his fight against Boko Haram.
LONDON - The United States and Britain said on Monday there were "disturbing indications" of political interference in the counting of votes in Nigeria's election.
UNITED NATIONS - Boko Haram militants were unable to disrupt Nigeria's presidential election, a United Nations envoy said on Monday, but the group's allegiance to Islamic State insurgents shows it has an agenda that goes beyond Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy.
NAIROBI - Kenya's Westgate mall, the scene of a four-day siege in late 2013 that left dozens dead, will reopen to the public in July for the first time since the attack, officials said on Monday.
ABUJA - Voting in Nigeria's tensest election since the end of military rule in 1999 spilled into a second day on Sunday after technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Islamist Boko Haram militants killed more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings.
CHIBOK/ABUJA - When local people warned that hundreds of Islamist militants were heading towards his remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, Danuma Mphur hurried to summon help. Full Article