Nigerian villagers flee after Boko Haram raid

Thousands of residents have fled their village in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, fearing renewed attacks by Boko Haram after a recent raid by the jihadists.

Tiwa Savage ‘humbled’ over global music deal

Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage says there’s a “revolution going on” in African music and she is “very humbled and excited” to take her music to a worldwide audience. (May 3)

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Mark Babatunde is a Nigerian who settled down in the coldest place in Russia. He works as a Chinese and English language teacher at a school in Yakutia, Siberia.

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Nigerian opposition supporters react to Buhari victory

Supporters of Nigeria’s opposition leader Atiku Abubakar express their disappointment following the defeat of their candidate. Abubakar on Wednesday rejected the result of the vote, which has been marred by claims of rigging and corruption.

Nigeria: Buhari says election was “free and fair”

Addressing the Nigerian electoral commission, newly re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari declares that the election was “both free and fair.” With ballots counted in all of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Buhari triumphed with some 15.2 million votes over his nearest rival Atiku Abubakar, who trailed by nearly four million votes.

Nigerian opposition accuses government of manipulating results

Nigeria’s main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), accuses Muhammadu Buhari’s government of manipulating the election.

Nigerian voters in Yola cast ballots in presidential elections

Nigerians at a polling station in Yola north eastern Nigeria cast their ballots as the country begins counting votes in presidential elections. IMAGES

Nigeria: first ballot submitted in this Lagos polling station

The first voter votes in the Nigerian general election at this Lagos polling station. Nigerians vote for a new president after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. IMAGES of the first voter

Nigeria: opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar casts his vote

Leading Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar casts his vote at a polling station in Yola. He is the main rival to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, running for a second term.

Nigeria: incumbent President Buhari casts his vote in Daura

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari votes in Daura in the Nigerian general elections. Running for a second term, he will be neck and neck with Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president and candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).