Update, 4/19/11: Goodluck Jonathan wins the Nigerian presidential elections.
Update: The Christian Science Monitor has further updates on the violent riots in Nigeria following Goodluck Jonathan’s win.
The New York Times leads its coverage on the Nigerian presidential elections with a photo of unfortunate violence: as voters received word that Goodluck Jonathan was in the lead over Muhammara Buhari, protestors took to the streets against soldiers. Reuters Africa reports of a 24-hour-curfew being imposed in northern Nigeria, and that the Red Cross is reporting civilian deaths in the wake of the election.
Despite this news, both the Times and CNN report that the elections themselves went off generally without a hitch over the weekend, as signs of corruption, including paper shortages, were not seen.