Nigeria's President Goodluck loses re-election

March 31, 2015 6:12 PM

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ABUJA, Nigeria — President Goodluck Jonathan conceded Tuesday to a former military general in a close and tense election that was ultimately decided over voter fury at corruption and Islamist militants who have killed thousands of civilians.

Jonathan, 57, congratulated former Army general Muhammadu Buhari, 72, in a phone call, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka told the Associated Press. Chidoka is close to Jonathan, who has governed Nigeria the past five years.

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