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Old age, hate speech, press freedom: Critical issues in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections | Global Voices

Voting in progress during Nigeria's presidential election on March 28, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo by U.S. Embassy/Idika Onyukwu. Image Attribution: Non-Commercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Nigeria will hold a presidential election on Feb. 16, 2019, and all eyes are on this election as a test to prove the strength of Nigeria’s democratic norms, values and unity. This year, there are five main candidates in the race out of 73 total presidential candidates. Two major contenders include the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressive Congress) and the opposition ...

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