Nigeria elections 2019: Is the country prepared?

Nigeria elections 2019: Is the country prepared? Last Saturday, 16 February, elections in Nigeria were halted just hours before polling had been due to get under way. It was a huge inconvenience for millions of Nigerians, many of whom had travelled long distances to vote. The poll will now be held a week later, on Saturday, 23 February. With the extra time to prepare, are things now in place for the vote? Why was the…

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Fire guts election office in key Nigerian state

Fire guts election office in key Nigerian state   Jos (Nigeria) (AFP) – A fire gutted an electoral commission office in central Nigeria, destroying ballot boxes and other materials just a week before polling, officials said on Sunday. The blaze happened at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office in the Qua’an Pan area of Plateau state late on Saturday. The INEC head of voter education and publicity in Plateau state, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, said of…

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