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March 30, 2015
Today, we announced the findings of our delegation observing Nigeria’s elections.  The delegation said, “The process was defined by the introduction of new technology to combat voter fraud, including a permanent voter card (PVC) and card reader to accredit voters.  And while there were... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
March 28, 2015
Today was an important day for Nigeria and we were honored to be a part of the process.  While results will not be known for at least a few days, here are some sites from Abuja.   Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
March 27, 2015
It has been a busy few days here in Nigeria as the country, and our observers, prepare for tomorrow’s elections.  Not only will the country elect its next president, but they will also elect the members of the National Assembly. On Thursday, our teams deployed throughout the country to have... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
March 26, 2015
Our delegation arrived on Monday and we started our briefings with a meeting with one of the leading presidential candidates, Gen. Buhari (All Progressives Congress), who talked about his campaign and his views on the election (photo below). Yesterday, we had our first full day of meetings and... Read More
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Lisa Gates

Director of Communications
March 16, 2015
I often wondered if the decades of Latin classes that I took would ever serve a functional purpose beyond helping me get into grad school or allowing me to bookishly discuss poetry and rhetoric that have been enjoyed only by fellow Latin nerds for the last two millennia.  Sadly, my Latin usage... Read More
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Carter Jones

Program Manager, Generation Democracy
March 13, 2015
Nigerian elections have been wrought with ballot stuffing, fraudulent voter registration and vote buying. The 2007 elections were described as a “sham” by many domestic and international organizations. IRI... Read More
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Sentell Barnes

Resident Program Officer, Nigeria