Buhari Wins Historic Nigerian Election

Three decades after he first came to power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on Friday as elected President of Nigeria, giving him control of an African giant struggling with slowing economic growth and a raging Islamist insurgency. Despite the problems facing Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, Buhari's historic election victory - Nigeria's first democratic transfer of power - has inspired hope for a new sense of direction and purpose after five years of scandal and drift under outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.



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