The Heat: Nigeria elections

The Heat

Nigeria Election

According to a 2018 study by the Brookings Institution, an estimated 87 million people in Nigeria are living in extreme poverty.

That’s nearly half the country’s population — enough to overtake India as the world’s poverty capital. That was just one of the issues at stake when voters went to the polls over the weekend in Africa’s largest democracy. CGTN’S Robert Nagila has some early results in this report from Lagos, Nigeria.

To Discuss:

      • Robin Sanders served as the U.S. Ambassador to NigeriaJoshua Olufemi is the Program Director at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
      • Ugo Nwokeji is an associate professor and the Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley
      • Thompson Ayodele is the director of the Institute for Public Policy Analysis, based in Lagos, Nigeria
      • Joshua Olufemi is Program Director for Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

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