Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari set for victory - BBC News
This is more significant than most people realize.Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted.
Gen Buhari, a former military ruler, is ahead by almost three million votes, with results still to come from just three states.
Analysts say it is hard to see how Mr Jonathan can overcome this lead.
The opposition has never won a presidential election in Nigeria, Africa's most populous state.
The first multi-party, peaceful handover of power to occur in Nigerias history.
In the coming decades Nigeria will be one of the most populous countries in the world, it's economy already sits comfortably among the top 30 in the world and continues to grow.
If the government of Nigeria can continue along the road of stability despite extreme issues with corruption which hopefully it will outgrow as the country becomes more affluent it will be a major power in decades to come and will lead Africa into a new stage of development and prosperity.
But there is a long road to that day, we're nowhere close.