Nigeria will hold its next presidential election on 22 January 2011, officials have announced.
The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will now have to decide whether to allow President Goodluck Jonathan to run as their candidate.
Mr Jonathan came to power after the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua.
But his candidacy would break the PDP’s unwritten practice of alternating power between politicians from the north and south of the country.
Niger’s electoral commission says it is delaying the country’s upcoming presidential election by nearly a month.
The commission said Tuesday that the election to restore civilian rule after a military coup earlier this year will now be on January 31, 2011 instead of January 3.
It is the second postponement for Niger’s presidential election.
Mark your calendars. The last ten days of January will be eventful.