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Nigeria postpones election 5 hours before polls open

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Five hours before polls were set to open, Nigeria's electoral commission announced it was postponing the highly anticipated national election to Feb. 23 due to logistical issues, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: Many Nigerians had traveled long distances to get to their proper polling stations, and the delay could now dampen voter turnout, according to the BBC. Nigeria's 2015 elections were also postponed, but this year's announcement just five hours before polls opened is a new record. The winner of the election will govern a country with massive unfulfilled economic potential and worsening humanitarian and security crises.

Go deeper: The battle to lead Nigeria

House Judiciary to investigate Trump's emergency declaration

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The House Judiciary Committee announced it will investigate President Trump’s national emergency declaration in light of comments he made at his Rose Garden press conference on Friday morning, during which he claimed that he "didn't need to do this."

Details: In a letter addressed to Trump, Democrats who control the committee requested a hearing with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and "appropriate individuals" from the Justice Department, as well as background documents related to the decision and written responses to a number of questions. The panel asked Trump to provide the relevant information by Feb. 22.

Poll: Millennials would sacrifice pay for environmental responsibility

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Three-quarters of millennials would take a job with a lower salary if it meant they could work for a company that was environmentally responsible, while 40% of millennials have chosen a job because of a company’s strong sustainability practices, according to a survey reported by Fast Company.

Why it matters: Millennials will make up about 75% of the workforce in the next 6 years, so focusing on sustainability may give businesses a competitive edge in hiring. Nearly 10% of all respondents — regardless of age — said they would take a $5,000-$10,000 pay cut to work for environmentally responsible firms.

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