In Nigeria, reactions have continued to trail the victory and subsequent certification of Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s win as president-elect.
Elected under the ruling All Progressive Congress APC party, Tinibu’s supporters have justified his victory despite reports of electoral irregularities on Election Day.
In northeast Borno state, the hometown of Senator Kashim Shettima, vice president-elect, citizens have expressed optimism in his office to end the decade-long insurgency that has killed thousands.
Hundreds of thousands are internally displaced or seeking refuge in neighboring countries like Chad and Cameroon.
Hadiza Abbani in Maiduguri has been speaking to some residents.