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Celebrations across Nigeria as Buhari is sworn in as president

Residents of Abuja and Lagos celebrate the first-ever democratic transfer of power in Nigeria, as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is inaugurated as president.

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Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark anniversary of girls’ abduction

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 girls from their secondary school in northeast Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s Jonathan concedes defeat, celebrations in Katsina

Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria’s presidential elections, as celebrations erupt in Buhari’s home state.
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Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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Fuel shortages hit oil-rich Nigeria

Nigeria’s largest cities have been hit by acute fuel shortages which are crippling transport and businesses ahead of the country’s 2015 general elections.

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Nigerian central bank chief pleads for calm as naira tumbles

Nigeria’s central bank chief insists that there is “no need to panic” about a slide in the currency, despite figures showing that the bank had burned through over 110 million U.S. dollars a day, whilst trying to defend the Naira.

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