Report: Nigerian troops killed dozens

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Nigerian military is accused of killing dozens of young men in a northern city in an apparent search for members of the extremist group Boko Haram.

Nigeria's president considers term limits

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 28 (UPI) -- Any future Nigerian president would serve only a single term but it may be extended by two years under a proposal from Nigeria's current leader.

Report: Nigerian elections fair but bloody

DAKAR, Senegal, May 16 (UPI) -- April presidential elections in Nigeria may have been the fairest in years but they were also the bloodiest, Human Right Watch said Monday from Senegal.

Opposition says Nigerian vote manipulated

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 10 (UPI) -- The results of the Nigerian presidential election that gave a full term to Goodluck Jonathan last month were "manipulated," an opposition leader said.
Voters head to polls again in Nigeria

Voters head to polls again in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 26 (UPI) -- What was supposed to be the third and final round of voting got under way in Nigeria Tuesday as citizens went to the polls to cast ballots for state governors.
Defeated candidate urges calm in Nigeria

Defeated candidate urges calm in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 20 (UPI) -- A defeated candidate in Nigeria's election maintains his supporters weren't allowed to vote in some regions while urging calm following violence in the north.
Post-election riots erupt in Nigeria

Post-election riots erupt in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 19 (UPI) -- Rioting in northern Nigeria after the election of President Goodluck Jonathan has left "many dead" and displaced about 16,000 people, the Red Cross said.
Riots follow Nigerian president's victory

Riots follow Nigerian president's victory

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 18 (UPI) -- Riots broke out across northern Nigeria Monday after incumbent Goodluck Jonathan claimed victory in the presidential election, authorities said.

Nigeria counting ballots for president

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 17 (UPI) -- Election workers in Nigeria were counting ballots Sunday and said it appears to have been a close presidential race.

Nigeria: Candidate's appeals blocked

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 10 (UPI) -- A former candidate for Nigeria's presidency has filed an additional 20 appeals calling for an investigation into last year's election, but to no avail.

Yar'Adua proclaimed Nigerian president

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 23 (UPI) -- As expected, Umaru Yar'Adua was proclaimed the winner Monday in Nigeria's flawed and chaotic presidential election. Yar'Adua was the hand-picked successor to President Olusegun Obasanjo, who admitted there was fraud and violence, in the voting but not eno

Nigeria vows to fight corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has issued a scathing indictment of the corruption of the former regimes of Generals Babangida and Abacha.
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