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Apathy, holiday undermine Nigerian poll protest

A stay-at-home protest meant to embarrass Nigeria’s incoming president over flawed elections floundered on Monday as apathy and an unexpected public holiday diluted the effect. Nigerian cities were quieter than usual on the eve of the inauguration of Umaru Yar’Adua as president but it was impossible to gauge whether this was due to the protest called by unions or because of the holiday. Full Story

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