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Nigeria's Peaceful Handover Of Power Is 'Huge'

Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerians are witnessing a historic moment for their country: Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election there.

President Goodluck Jonathan phoned Buhari to concede defeat – a gesture considered the norm in the U.S., but unique in Nigeria.

With the apparent successful show of democracy and a peaceful handover of power, analysts wonder what effect this election could have on the continent as a whole.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus for a look at the significance of Buhari’s win in Nigeria and across Africa.

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