Nigeria makes history in presidential election

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria's aviation minister says President Goodluck Jonathan has called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory. This paves the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation.

Celebrations erupted all over Buhari's strongholds in northern Nigeria and around Buhari's campaign headquarters in Abuja. Cars honked and people waved brooms in the air - a symbol of Buhari's campaign promise to sweep out Nigeria's endemic corruption.

Jonathan called Buhari, 72, to congratulate him Tuesday evening, thus conceding defeat, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka told The Associated Press. Chidoka is c