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Falling Oil Prices Pose Danger To Nigerian Economy

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Supporters of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan launch his re-election campaign at a rally in Lagos, Nigeria in January.

Tomorrow's election could prove pivotal as Nigeria, one of Africa's most important countries, tries to cope with a sharp drop in oil prices, chronic corruption and an ongoing Islamic insurgency.

As many as 56 million people are expected to go to the polls tomorrow as Nigeria, a West African nation of 170 million people, vote in what is expected to be the most important and closely monitored election since the country gained its independence from Great Britain 55 years ago. 

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