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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.

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Florida fully lifts coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close.

Why it matters: The state became one of the world's epicenters for the virus in July, forcing DeSantis to pause its first round of reopening.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

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Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday.

The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters" tested positive. The governor is asymptomatic, while his wife is "experiencing mild symptoms." They plan to isolate at home for 10 days.

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