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A Look Ahead at Nigeria’s Elections

International engagement will be critical to the success of Nigeria’s elections, but its international partners – in particular the US – appear less engaged than they were four years ago.

Research paper Updated 11 December 2020 Published 25 July 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78413 283 5

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registers the thumbprint of a voter with a biometric system at a polling station in the Apapa district of Lagos on 11 April 2015. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/Getty Images.
— An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registers the thumbprint of a voter with a biometric system at a polling station in the Apapa district of Lagos on 11 April 2015. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/Getty Images.

Sola Tayo

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme