With eye on economy, Nigeria girds for combustible election

March 13, 2015 3:13 PM

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With eye on economy, Nigeria girds for combustible election

Lagos, Nigeria — Although the fight against Boko Haram militants has taken center stage in Nigeria's election campaign, the continued decline of Africa’s largest economy could be the deciding factor for voters later this month.

Nigerians are frustrated with power shortages, the rising cost of goods due to currency depreciation, and persistent youth unemployment, all areas affected by recent economic woes.

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