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By-elections and run-offs held on Friday

Run-off and by-elections were held in 98 local government council areas last week Friday marking the end of the local government elections in Nigeria, according to a state-run television station in Lagos. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will now compile the final results to determine which of the nine provisionally registered parties qualify to compete in the next round of polls for state assemblies. A party qualifies for final registration if it clinched at least five percent of the vote in 24 states out of 36. The first round of the local government elections took place on 5 December.

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