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Vol 3 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2010


Nigeria

Beijing's builders are back

The on-again off-again plan to renovate the railway linking coastal Lagos to Kano in the north may formally start up this year, but questions about the validity of any contract signed between the Chinese companies and the Nigerian government remain until the current political crisis is solved. The plan for the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to connect Nigeria’s two most populous cities and main commercial centres is criticised for its vastly inflated cost and has so far resulted in more controversy than actual work.

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