Nigerians hold presidential vote

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Published: Saturday 28th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Nigerians are going to the polls to vote in a presidential election.

Nearly 60 million voters are registered for the first election in Nigeria’s history where an opposition candidate has a realistic chance of defeating a sitting president.

President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari are front-runners among 14 candidates seeking to govern Africa’s most populous nation, which is beset by a north-eastern Islamic uprising.

Dozens have been killed in pre-election violence, though leading candidates signed a peace pledge. Some 1,000 people were killed in rioting after Buhari lost to Jonathan in 2011.

Published: Saturday 28th March 2015 by The News Editor

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