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Vol 61 No 17

Published 27th August 2020


All power to the governors

Watching the confusion and rivalries in Abuja, the states are trying to take control of resources and security

Timipre Sylva's meeting with Nyesom Wike at the governor's mansion in Port Harcourt on 23 August bore all the signs of an old friends' reunion. Both are political kingpins from the Niger Delta, a region facing a new era of volatility after crashing oil prices, a boom in piracy and kidnappings and reports that the government in Abuja is considering ending the amnesty programme which has bought off a generation of local militants.

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