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Vol 37 No 14

Published 5th July 1996


Commonwealth collapse

Foreign minister Ikimi and his team bamboozle Marlborough House

Nigeria's delegation of 17 emerged victorious from its closed-door confrontation with the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group in London on 24-25 June. Led by Foreign Minister Tom Ikimi, it did not secure Nigeria's full return to the Commonwealth fold (as Ikimi had promised) but it negotiated the next best thing, the suspension of sanctions threats and a (delaying) dialogue with Commonwealth officials.

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