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Google marks Nigeria’s election with a doodle

American multinational technology company and search engine giant, Google, celebrates Nigeria’s presidential and senatorial elections with a doodle.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.

In addition to celebrating many well-known events and holidays, Google Doodles celebrate artists and scientists on their birthdays.

The illustrators, engineers, and artists who design Google Doodles are called “Doodlers.” These doodlers have included artists like Ekua Holmes, Jennifer Hom, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Ranganath Krishnamani, Dennis Hwang, Olivia Fields, and Eric Carle.

Nigerians are voting on Saturday, February 25 [today] in a two-pronged election featuring presidential and senatorial polls.

The highest office in the land, that of the President, is up for grabs after months of campaigns by 18 candidates of different political parties.

Eighteen candidates have thrown their hats in the ring, but pundits believe that the contest is between the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, who is a former vice-president; and Labour Party, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State.

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For Tinubu and Atiku, the election represents perhaps their last hurrah. Both men are advanced in age – the former vice-president is 76-year-old, while Tinubu, who is popularly known as the ‘City Boy’ is 70. By the time the next election circle comes, they will be 80 and 74, respectively.

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