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  • ABUJA (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999.
  • ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's electoral commission said on Saturday it would extend voting into an extra day in polling stations that had technical issues with biometric card-reading machines.
  • ABUJA (Reuters) - A group calling itself the Nigerian Cyber Army hacked into and shut down the electoral commission's website on Saturday, warning officials not to rig the presidential election as accreditation for voting in the poll was under way.
  • DAKAR/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family.
  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.
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