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Vol 48 No 2

Published 19th January 2007


Nigeria

Tafidan's ghost

The three main candidates in April's presidential elections all have close ties to Katsina's late kingmaker Shehu Musa Yar'Adua

General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua's shadow looms large over Nigeria's April presidential elections. Soldier-turned-politician Yar'Adua died in gaol nine years ago on trumped up charges of coup-plotting against the then military ruler, Gen. Sani Abacha, but he had the closest of ties with the three main presidential candidates.

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