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Election postponement: Nigeria bleeds as economy records $10bn losses

... Parents, school owners, pupils stranded ... Social hiccups as planned weddings in danger  ... Transport coys lament

Every Nigerian general election since 2011 has been postponed, but never has it happened under such short notice and with so much at stake. Leading economist, Bismarck Rewane, roughly estimates that the last minute postponement of Saturday’s elections could cost Africa’s biggest economy around $10 billion (N3.6 trillion at N360/$ exchange rate), 2 percent of…

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