Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99


Johnnie Carson
Nigeria results show tight presidential race as protests erupt

ABUJA, Nigeria Early results in Nigeria's presidential election showed a tight race as tensions mounted in the key oil- producing Rivers state and the northern city of Bauchi where the main opposition party alleged the vote was rigged. Results from the Independent National Electoral Commission showed President Goodluck Jonathan leading with 47.3 percent of the vote to 46.9 percent for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, with results from eight of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Earlier, police fired tear-gas canisters to disperse hundreds of women who support Buhari's All Progressives Congress on Monday as they tried to march to the electoral office in the...