Nigerian elections: Is poverty getting worse?

"Nigeria has a long history of mismanagement, corruption and disregard for due process" that has contributed to the high number of people living in poverty, says Abdulazeez Musa, Oxfam's Nigeria-based analyst.

~ BBC Africa

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