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Vol 48 No 12

Published 8th June 2007


Nigeria

The new man in Abuja

Vested interests in the police and political class are already trying to block President Umaru Yar'Adua's reform efforts

At a subdued and well guarded inauguration ceremony in Abuja's Eagle Square parade ground on 29 May, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua talked about reforming Nigeria's rotten political system. If he is serious, he must first break the influence of the party operators across 36 states who organised the murky elections that brought him to power.

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