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Monday, March 8, 1999 Published at 13:35 GMT

World: Africa

Nigeria elections: Special report

Full coverage from BBC News Online of Nigeria's landmark elections in February 1999

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Democracy returns
Lagos Correspondent Barnaby Phillips reflects on how democracy returned to Africa's most populous nation - albeit in a far from perfect form.

Win for Obasanjo
General Olusegun Obasanjo officially wins Nigeria's presidential election (March 1st)

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Africa's ailing giant
With an oil-rich economy and powerful army, Nigeria has long sought a leading role on the continent: Antony Goldman on the obstacles to its aspirations.

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End of an era
The death of Nigeria's military strongman Sani Abacha in June 1998 heralded the start of an uncertain period for Nigerians: Mark Doyle witnessed the changes taking shape.

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