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Opposition win historic Nigerian election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat in the country's election,urging supporters to vent their frustrations peacefully following the loss.

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, 72, became the first opposition candidate to oust a president in a democratic election.

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Goodluck Jonathan concedes Nigeria election defeat

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has called opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory in the country's general election, according to a spokesman for the winning All Progressive's Congress party.

At about 5 minutes to 5, President Jonathan called General Muhammadu Buhari, the winner of the elections, to congratulate him.

I think he conceded defeat. There had always been this fear that he might not want to concede but he will remain a hero for this move.

The tension will go down dramatically.

– Lai Mohammed, All Progressive's Congress

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