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Goodluck Jonathan Wins Nigeria Primary

Incumbent's victory lays bare north-south tensions

(Newser) - Incumbent Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has won a landslide victory in his party's primary, but his defeated opponent warns that instability looms in Africa's most populous country. Jonathan—who came to power when the elected president died last year —is a Christian from Nigeria's south. His candidacy violates an... More »

Nigerian Prez Accuses VP of Death Threat

President's mind full of "cobwebs of juju," replies former #2

(Newser) - The president of Nigeria and his former vice president are locked in a jihad of words, after the latter allegedly consulted Islamic holy men about when the former would die, and assured other ministers the date was not far off. President Olesugun Obasanjo decried the treasonous consultation, but added that... More »

Nigerian Court Rules Candidate Was Illegally Excluded

Unclear whether government will comply

(Newser) - The highest Nigerian court ruled yesterday that opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar was illegally excluded from last Saturday's presidential election. It is unclear whether the government—returned to power by a landslide in the voting—will comply with the ruling, the Times reports. More »

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