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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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Buhari vows to 'spare no effort' in fighting Boko Haram

The newly-elected President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed his government will "spare no effort" in the battle against Islamist militants Boko Haram.

Muhammadu Buhari, pictured here in 2011, has sworn to 'spare no effort' in fighting Boko Haram after becoming president Credit: Reuters

In his first formal speech since his victory against opponent Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari said:

Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will. We should spare no effort.

In tackling the insurgency, we have a tough and urgent job to do.

– President Muhammadu Buhari

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