Nigeria presidential candidates promise to revive economy

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In a matter of days, Nigerians will head to the polls in a crucial presidential election. Nigeria’s economy is facing a serious battering from falling global oil prices, which has seen government revenue dwindle. So what are the main candidates putting forward to get the economy running again? CCTV’s Deji Badmus filed this report.

Nigeria presidential candidates promise to revive economy

Nigeria presidential candidates promise to revive economy

In a matter of days, Nigerians will head to the polls in a crucial presidential election. Nigeria's economy is facing a serious battering from falling global oil prices, which has seen government revenue dwindle. So what are the main candidates putting forward to get the economy running again? CCTV's Deji Badmus filed this report.

Highlights:

  • For about two months the two main candidates in Nigeria’s presidential election have crisscrossed the length and breath of the country making promises to voters.
  • Two key economic issues have dominated political campaigns so far; unemployment and falling oil prices. But just what are the parties putting on the table to address the problems?
  • President Jonathan Goodluck and his ruling PDP are proposing to create 2 million jobs every year. He’s already initiated a youth entrepreneurship program known as YOUWIN and another known as Graduate Internship scheme to help young graduates secure jobs.

Thousands of Nigerian police officers to be deployed

Tens of thousands of police officers are to be out to safeguard Nigeria’s elections. That’s amid fears of clashes between rival supporters and threats from Islamist group Boko Haram that it will disrupt the vote. CCTV’s Robert Nagila filed this report from Kano.

Thousands of Nigerian police officers to be deployed

Thousands of Nigerian police officers to be deployed

Tens of thousands of police officers are to be out to safeguard Nigeria's elections. That's amid fears of clashes between rival supporters and threats from Islamist group Boko Haram that it will disrupt the vote. CCTV's Robert Nagila filed this report from Kano.

    Highlights:

  • Nigeria’s security forces have been favorite target for Boko Haram.

Analyst Nii Akuetteh discusses the Nigerian elections

CCTV America interviewed, Ghanaian born policy analyst and activist Nii Akuetteh on the upcoming Nigerian elections. Akuetteh is the founder of the Democracy and Conflict Research Institute based in Accra, Ghana and is also the former Executive Director of Africa Action and Editor at TransAfrica.

Analyst Nii Akuetteh discusses the Nigerian elections

Analyst Nii Akuetteh discusses the Nigerian elections

CCTV America interviewed, Ghanaian born policy analyst and activist Nii Akuetteh on the upcoming Nigerian elections. Akuetteh is the founder of the Democracy and Conflict Research Institute based in Accra, Ghana and is also the former Executive Director of Africa Action and Editor at TransAfrica.