Five hours before the opening of polling stations on Feb. 16, Nigerians heard from the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) that elections scheduled for that day would be postponed for one week. Against a backdrop of violence and political interference, Nigerians returned to the polls on Feb. 23 and Mar. 9 to cast votes for president, National Assembly, and local offices.

What do these elections mean for democracy in this strategically important country? How can youth be part of the solutions? And why is Nigeria’s success important to the world? Find out on this episode, of our podcast Global.


Our host Francesca Gortzounian (@FrancescaGortz) speaks to:


Samson Itodo

Founder & Executive Director, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA)


Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh

Senior Associate for Africa, National Democratic Institute (NDI)


Judd Devermont

Director of the Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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