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Chris Smith, New Jersey congressman says Nigerian (s)election results are being “tampered with”

25 February 2019 Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement on the elections in Nigeria: “Yesterday [Saturday 23 February 2019], Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. To avoid any manipulation of the tally, it is critical …

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Vote counting begins in Nigeria’s delayed presidential election

23 February 2019 Observers say Saturday’s vote to re-elect Muhammadu Buhari or his main rival Atiku Abubakar is too close to call. The election was marred by technical issues that delayed the opening of polling stations in some areas. Most polling stations closed at 2 p.m. local time (1300 UTC) in Nigeria on Saturday following a delayed election to pick …

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Winning back trust in Nigeria’s rescheduled elections

22 February 2019 Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence. What happened? Nigeria’s 84 million voters were set to vote in …

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Is “democracy” the answer to Nigeria’s woes?

21 February 2019 Martine Dennis hosted an “Inside Story” discussion on Al Jazeera about Nigeria’s so-called democracy and whether it was the answer to the country’s problems. The three guests, Idayat Hassan – director of the Centre for Democracy and Development, Antony Goldman – CEO of Promedia Consulting, former senior Africa analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit and Fisayo Soyombo …

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