Africa Nigeria election: Northern voters place hopes on native son

If opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari wins the Nigerian election this weekend, he will become the first president from the country’s Muslim-majority north in years. The region has held the presidency for only two of the last 16 years. 

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When Nigerians talk of retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, they use words like strict and iron-fisted.