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Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.

Nigeria votes for a new president after delay

Nigeria votes for a new president after delay

Nigerians vote for a new president on Saturday after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence.

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections.

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl pleads for freedom

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl pleads for freedom

Leah Sharibu, 15, was among more than 100 schoolgirls abducted from their hostel in the town of Dapchi in the restive northeast on February 19.

Seeking security support, Nigeria's president meets Trump

Seeking security support, Nigeria's president meets Trump

Nigeria's fight against the Boko Haram jihadist group was expected to top the menu for talks Monday when President Donald Trump meets Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, president of Africa's most populous and wealthiest country.

Nigerian president Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

Nigerian president Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

Muhammadu Buhari, 75, said he would seek his party's presidential ticket to contest elections in February 2019 during a closed door meeting of the national executive committee of his All Progressives Congress party.

Buhari says no rest until last kidnapped girl released

Buhari says no rest until last kidnapped girl released

Nigeria will not rest until the last girl kidnapped by Islamist militants has been released, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari fails to arrive for start of weekly cabinet meeting

Nigeria's Buhari fails to arrive for start of weekly cabinet meeting

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari failed to arrive for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, a Reuters reporter at the start of the session said, his third consecutive absence.

Nigeria's president urged to take medical leave

Nigeria's president urged to take medical leave

Nigerian civil society activists called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take long-term medical leave on Tuesday, adding to mounting pressure on the 74-year-old over his health.

Nigerian VP says he has Buhari's approval for everything

Nigerian VP says he has Buhari's approval for everything

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday he had the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari for "practically everything", after taking the reins as acting president during Buhari's absence for medical treatment in Britain.

Nigeria's president requests extended medical leave

Nigeria's president requests extended medical leave

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked parliament to extend his medical leave, his office said in a statement, after he took two weeks off for medical checks in Britain.