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On our Saturday, March 28, 2015 Program:
VOA Presents Special Edition "Nigeria Decides 2015: The Vote”
Campaigning in Nigeria’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections is winding down and Voice of America is committed to bringing you special Election Day coverage on Saturday, March 28. Join “Straight Talk Africa” hosted by Shaka Ssali for an in-depth discussion and expert analysis on the most important election issues facing Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress are locked in a tight race for Nigeria’s top post. VOA correspondents will have up-to-the-minute reports from key locations across Nigeria.
Tune in for a special edition of "Straight Talk Africa" for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast as part of Voice of America’s “Nigeria Decides 2015” Election Day coverage on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 1800 UTC.
One on One with Newsmaker:
Chief Press Secretary to Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega
Independent National Electoral Commission
via Phone or Remote: Abuja, Nigeria
Host of VOA's “Nightline Africa”
via Remote: Abuja, Nigeria
VOA Nigeria Correspondent
via Phone: Kano, Nigeria
Dr. Okenwa Nwosu, M.D.
National Coordinator of the Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Johnathan Global Campaign
Team for 2015
National Chairman of the USA Movement 4 Buhari-Osibanjo and National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council’s African Representative of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo, D.V.M.
Distinguished Fellow, Boston University, African Presidential Center, former Senator
of Ogun State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Daughter of former Nigerian
President Olusegun Obasanjo
via Phone/SKYPE: Boston, Massachusetts
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Which Nigerian presidential candidate are you supporting – and why?
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