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Opposition protest over Nigeria presidential vote

The Nigerian opposition quickly protested over the country’s historic presidential election which was marked by ballot box chaos, killings and a truck-bomb aimed at the electoral commission headquarters. Results from the election, which should set up the African giant’s first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power since independence in 1960, were not expected before Monday. But Vice President Atiku Abubakar, one of three front-runners in the race to take over from President Olusegun Obasanjo, described the vote as “a national tragedy” marked by “intimidation, fraud and low participation.” Full Story

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