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The UK Guardian view on Nigeria’s elections: 84m voters deserve better

11 February 2019 The UK’s Guardian newspaper published the editorial below yesterday on the Nigerian elections that begin on Saturday with voting for the president. The presidential election has seen more mudslinging than serious debate. But vote-rigging and violence are the immediate concerns Nigeria’s 84 million voters will go to the polls next weekend to give their verdict on Muhammadu …

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Nigeria Votes: Will Buhari win a second term?

1 February 2019 Nigerians head to the polls on February 16 to vote for their next president. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari faces more than 70 challengers – chief among them, former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Buhari was elected to office in 2015, riding a wave of hope that he and his All Progressives …

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Nigerian lawyers to strike over suspension of top judge

28 January 2019 Nigeria’s president had suspended Onnoghen on Friday, just weeks ahead of the presidential election. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has decided to embark on a two-day warning boycott of all courts in Nigeria over the suspension of the country’s top judge Walter Onnoghen. The association made the decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Nigerian capital, …

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