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Nigeria Government Denies Forcing Election Postponement

A senior adviser to Nigeria’s incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan has denied reports the government pressured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the February election to March 28. Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to Jonathan on public affairs, said the administration urged the electoral body to ensure an estimated 10 million Nigerians are not excluded from the vote because they have yet to receive a biometric Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to enable them...

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