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Nigeria Presidential Elections Neck To Neck

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his rival Muhammadu Buhari were running neck and neck on Monday after the first phase of results in an eagerly watched general election. With votes from eight of the country’s 36 states plus the capital city counted, the poll was delicately poised with Jonathan on 47.3% (2,322,734 votes) and Buhari on 46.9% (2,302,978). The process was due to resume at 8pm local time. The initial batch appeared to confirm predictions of the most tense and evenly contested election that Africa’s biggest democracy has ever seen.…

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