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Borders closed before elections

Nigeria has said it will close its borders for Saturday’s poll to forestall rigging and other fraud, news organisations reported yesterday. The Nigerian internal affairs minister, Musa Yakubu, was quoted by Radio Nigeria-Lagos as saying that “all officers of the Nigerian immigration service have been directed to be extra-vigilant to prevent foreigners from coming into the country to vote”. The borders will be closed from noon on Friday 4 December to Saturday at 6 p.m..

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