Nigeria eyes early 2015 presidential vote

Jan 24, 2014, 4:33 PM EST
Nigerian children attend independence day celebrations in Lagos in October 1, 2013.
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President Goodluck Jonathan and his followers continue to engage in a debate within their own party over whether he ought to seek another term, but at least the election is coming into focus now, with February 2015 as the target date and the debate poised to be the most open and democratic in the nation's history.

Background:

Nigeria sets presidential, legislative vote dates [Reuters]

Nigeria's Emerging Economy Is Challenged By Old-Style Politics [African Energy]