Thousands celebrate as Nigeria opposition claims vote win

Thousands of people spilled into the streets in northern Nigeria in celebration today after opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory in the presidential election.

Nigeria rejects US-UK poll `interference` fears

Nigeria`s electoral commission on Monday hit back at US and British fears of political interference in the country`s general election, saying there was "no evidence" of party meddling in the count.

Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote

 Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting today in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.

Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches

Nigeria`s closely fought general election went into a second day on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian refugees in Chad root for Buhari but can`t vote

In the Chadian capital N`Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter`s card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday`s presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries. 

Anxious Nigeria voters don't wait for delayed election officials

Polling was supposed to have begun, but election officials were nowhere to be found, so one community on the outskirts of Nigeria`s capital decided to start the election on their own Saturday morning.

Two killed in suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in NE Nigeria

At least two people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents and an election official told AFP.

Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote

The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study.

US Senate to vote on nuclear Iran bill after talks deadline

A US Senate committee will vote April 14 on a bipartisan measure requiring President Barack Obama to submit any international nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, the legislation`s authors said Thursday.

Israeli right scrambles to woo settler vote

Nearly 200,000 Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank are eligible to vote in Israel`s general election on Tuesday, with their ballots likely to return four rightwingers to parliament.

Moshe Kahlon: Likud exile seen as Israel`s next kingmaker

Once a popular minister from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s ruling Likud party, Moshe Kahlon could well find himself in the position of kingmaker after Tuesday`s general election.

Israeli vote in balance as campaigning draws to close

Three days ahead of Israel's general election, there was growing uncertainty on Saturday over who will win the premiership even as polls showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu trailing his centre-left rivals.

Netanyahu lags centre-left in last polls before Israel vote

Final opinion polls published Friday put Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s rightwing Likud party four seats behind its centre-left rival with four days to go before a general election.

Embattled Lesotho prime minister takes early lead in snap poll

The results of Lesotho`s snap election following an alleged coup attempt last year trickled in slowly Sunday, with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane taking an early lead with a quarter of the vote tallied.

Egypt electoral panel preparing timetable for delayed poll

Egypt`s electoral commission said Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Nigeria`s Buhari vows to 'lead from the front' against Boko Haram

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday vowed to "lead from the front" in the fight against Boko Haram if elected in the country`s forthcoming election.

Israeli campaigning revels in dirt, avoids real issues

Israel goes to the polls next month facing Middle East turmoil and growing diplomatic isolation, but campaigning has been dominated by the lifestyle of the prime minister and his wife.

Greek parliament to vote on social reform bills Friday

Greece is going ahead with reform measures in defiance of its bailout obligations, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calling Tuesday for parliament to vote on a series of social reform bills at the end of the week.

From stock market to weddings, Nigeria vote delay wreaks havoc

 The band was booked, invitations had been sent to 500 guests and two caterers hired to prepare a range of local specialities, including jollof rice and pounded yam. 

Nigeria vote will not be postponed further: Security advisor

Nigeria`s general election will not be postponed past March 28, National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki told AFP on Monday, after he successfully lobbied for a poll delay because of Boko Haram violence.