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Nigeria's electoral body has been told to allow Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to run for president in April's poll.
The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled the electoral body lacked the power to exclude Mr Abubakar from the election.
But this contradicts a ruling made hours earlier by a superior court which said the Independent National Electoral Commission could disqualify candidates.
Mr Abubakar became a leading opposition candidate after falling out with former ally President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Justice Tijani Abubakar at the Federal High Court ordered Inec to respect the verdict and put Mr Abubakar's name on the 21 April ballot.
|The court verdict is not a blank cheque for Inec to just disqualify anyone |
Mr Abubakar's spokesman