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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


Nigeria

Service shuffle

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's appointment of new service chiefs and a new Chief of Defence Staff on 20 August will further reduce the political power of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Concern is mounting, though, at the growing influence of Delta State ex-Governor James Ibori, who faces multiple charges of corrupt enrichment.

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