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Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria postponing February 14 elections amid security issues in the northeast

Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure parts of the northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria should delay elections planned for next month to give organizers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists no need for vote delay

Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria…

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Nigeria will not delay elections: Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The head of Nigeria’s electoral commission said on Tuesday the country will hold a presidential election as scheduled on Feb. 14, rejecting a call from one of the president’s advisors to delay them.