Nigeria, Chad troops should cooperate in Boko Haram fight: Chad's Deby

 Chad`s President Idriss Deby said on Monday in Nigeria`s capital Abuja that the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents was being hindered by failure of the two countries` troops to work together.

Nigerian military: 234 girls, women rescued from extremists

Nigeria's military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an announcement on social media said today.

Nigerian military rescues more women, girls from Boko Haram

 Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram`s Sambisa Forest stronghold, the Army said on Thursday, taking the total number liberated this week alone to nearly 500.

Nigeria president sacks police chief ahead of handover

Abuja: Nigeria`s outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday fired the country`s police chief, a surprise move less than six weeks before leaving office that raised questions of a political motive. 

'No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram'

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram`s abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Jonathan has nothing to fear from me: Nigeria`s Buhari

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of friendship to his beaten election opponent.

Key points in Buhari`s Nigerian election win

Did Muhammadu Buhari win or Goodluck Jonathan lose? Either way, a number of factors contributed to the first ever democratic transfer of power between political parties in Nigeria`s history. Previous elections in Nigeria have been hit by electoral fraud on an industrial scale but this year was different with the introduction of biometric voter identity cards and handheld readers.

Obama praises Nigeria`s president for conceding defeat

US President Barack Obama praised Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday for conceding defeat in an election that he said showed "Nigeria`s commitment to democratic principles."

UN chief praises Nigeria`s `democratic spirit`

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday congratulated Nigeria`s new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari for his election victory and described the vote as a "testament to the maturity of Nigeria`s democracy."

Britain calls for peaceful transition in Nigeria

Britain on Wednesday hailed the successful presidential election in its former colony Nigeria and voiced hope that the transition of power to vote winner Muhammadu Buhari would be "peaceful".

Nigeria`s new president-elect Buhari hails `historic` polls

Nigeria`s new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa`s most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory.

Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.

Nigeria elects Buhari as president in historic vote

 Challenger Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria`s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, official results showed Wednesday, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power in Africa`s most populous nation.

Nigeria opposition claims historic election win
Nigeria opposition claims historic election win

Nigeria`s former military leader Muhammadu Buhari claimed a historic election victory in Africa`s most populous country on Tuesday, sending thousands of jubilant supporters into the streets chanting "change, change".

Fortune runs out for Nigeria`s Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan`s rise to the top of the pile in Nigeria`s ruthless political world has been described as accidental -- a matter of good luck.

Ex-military ruler Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

 Nigeria`s opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa`s most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

Nigeria`s Jonathan wins big in disputed Rivers state

 Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan won big in the southern oil-producing state of Rivers, with the result allowed to stand despite complaints about alleged ruling party vote-rigging.

Nigeria ex-military ruler Buhari ahead of incumbent, say partial election results
Nigeria ex-military ruler Buhari ahead of incumbent, say partial election results

In what signals a possible change of the government for Nigerians, early election results show former military ruler General Muhammadu Buhari  leading ahead of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by a wide margin.

Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted 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.