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NIGERIA DECIDES: A peek into country’s local media

Nigeria is set to hold its presidential election on February 16.
Current President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election, but will face stiff challenge from former vice president Atiku Abubakar. 71 other candidates are also running for the top seat.
Ahead of that vote, local media in the West African country have been delivering various news concerning preparations for the vote, and also remarks on various issues from the two main sides.
From the peace accord to be signed by Buhari and Atiku, to a pledge by the current leader to recover billions of dollars in his next term, the media have been highlighting some key issues at this time.
Here’s a look at some of the headlines by a select media outlets;
Buhari, Atiku sign accord on polls outcome
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today sign a peace accord on the outcome of the February 16 presidential election.

Polls: Tension builds up
Three days to the presidential election, tension is building up across the country as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engage themselves, with accusations and counter-allegations on all fronts.
Yesterday the two major political parties traded blames over alleged violence plots to destabilise the country.

Buhari: I will recover $16b Obasanjo govt power cash
The President vowed yesterday to recover the $16 billion power funds that went down the drain during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
“Where is the power? Where is the money?” the President queried at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said his administration will go after all those involved in the power deals to recover the money and continue with the ongoing development of critical infrastructure for the common good.


Over 80 million Nigerians are registered to vote in the February 16 election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed confidence ahead of the vote, saying it was certain it would deliver free and fair polls on Saturday.
Campaigns are scheduled to close 24 hours ahead of the election date, meaning political players have only Thursday to hunt for votes.


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