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Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari rides in a motorcade while inspecting the guard of honor before his inauguration at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria on May 29, 2015. Afolabi Sotunde—Reuters

Why change in Nigeria matters to the world: Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State

This week, something unprecedented is happening in Africa’s most populous country, where groundbreaking political change is underway.

The PDP’s lack of faith in biometric registration played into the hands of the tech-savvy APC. Credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

How the Nigerian electoral race was won

With less money than its rivals, the APC poached ruling party dissidents and used technology and social media to get its message out and monitor the vote.

Nigeria's election - Africa's shining moment

Nigeria's election: Africa's shining moment - Razia Khan, Head of Africa Research, Standard Chartered

The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won the presidential election, unseating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that has dominated Nigeria since its 1999 transition to civilian rule.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Nigeria's APC wins landslide over PDP in state polls (Infographic)

The party of Nigeria‘s incoming president has won a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party’s dominance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won 19 of the 28 governor posts in results declared from Saturday’s elections.

Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari casting his vote for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Daura, Katsina State, on April 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

Nigeria's incoming ruling party APC makes gains in state governorship elections

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor-Elect, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nigeria's APC candidate Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos state governorship

Nigeria‘s All Progressives Congress (APC), the party of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, retained the Lagos state governorship on Sunday after its candidate Akinwunmi Ambode won 811,547 votes.

APC's Governorship Candidate for Taraba state and Taraba Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan: Could she become Nigeria's first elected female governor?

Results expected in Nigeria's governorship elections

Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria‘s state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country. A total of 29 governorship and deputy governorship positions from Nigeria’s 36 states are up for grabs and seats in all of the states’ legislatures.

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Executives should take management tips from the man who just ran Nigeria's complicated elections

Attahiru Jega, the chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had the unenviable task of delivering a free and fair election for 170 million people last month.

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Nigeria's man of the moment: INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega

Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as President of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) coincided with the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, a period in which, according to one University professor quoted at the time, “practically all the factors that make a university autonomous have been interfered with by one decree or the other.”

Elections in Nigeria. (AP Photo/Kunle Ogunfuyi)

Now that votes are in, the dangerous part of Nigeria's election has begun

After waiting in long lines around the country over the past two days to vote, Nigerians are engaged in another long wait—to find out who will lead their country for the next four years.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria postponing February 14 elections amid security issues in the northeast

Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure parts of the northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria should delay elections planned for next month to give organizers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists no need for vote delay

Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria…

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan moves to postpone elections

President Goodluck Jonathan backed down from an attempt to delay’s Nigeria’s Feb. 14 election, avoiding a political standoff in Africa’s largest democracy.

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Nigeria will not delay elections: Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The head of Nigeria’s electoral commission said on Tuesday the country will hold a presidential election as scheduled on Feb. 14, rejecting a call from one of the president’s advisors to delay them.