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FP’s Guide to Nigeria’s Election

Articles to read ahead of a crucial vote.

As Nigeria’s approximately 84 million registered voters prepared to go to the polls on Saturday, election officials announced that the election would be delayed by one week, due to logistical concerns and in order to ensure that the vote is free and fair. The announcement came at 2:30 a.m. local time, only a few hours before polling places were scheduled to open.

On Feb. 23, the country’s overwhelmingly who was elected democratically in 2015—and his challenger, Atiku Abubakar, a wealthy businessman who has faced allegations of that he denies.

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