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 Nigeria Election Criticized by International Observers, Opposition Parties.

LAGOS, Nigeria-Early results from Nigeria's presidential election showed a sizable lead for the ruling party's Bola Tinubu on Monday, as international observers said serious logistical problems, violence and the slow publishing of polling-station results had marred the vote in Africa's largest economy and most-populous nation.

By early Monday evening, results sheets from just over one-third of Nigeria's 176,846 polling stations had been loaded onto the website of the country's electoral commission following Saturday's vote. The commission, which had previously vaunted the immediate publication of those results as a key step toward improving election transparency, said the delays were due to technical glitches and didn't affect the integrity of the vote.

Facebook Parent, Snap Embrace AI Technology That Powers ChatGPT Chatbot

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. and Snap Inc. are embracing the much talked-about artificial-intelligence technology popularized by OpenAI's viral ChatGPT chatbot.

Meta is establishing a group aimed at accelerating adoption of the so-called generative AI technology across the company, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Monday. Meta, which also owns Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, is centralizing staff who are working on the AI technology from across the company to achieve faster breakthroughs it can apply to different products, Mr. Zuckerberg said.