Nigeria Rejects Term-Limit Change in Constitution

A political poster in Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR. i

This poster mysteriously appeared on poles and walls in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, in April. The third-term debate has been a highly divisive issue in Nigeria, Africa's top crude oil exporter and continent's most populous country. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR hide caption

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A political poster in Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR.

This poster mysteriously appeared on poles and walls in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, in April. The third-term debate has been a highly divisive issue in Nigeria, Africa's top crude oil exporter and continent's most populous country.

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR

Nigeria's Senate kills a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the country's president to run for a third term. Critics said the proposal would widen regional, ethnic and religious rifts. They hailed its failure as a victory for democracy.

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