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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Nigeria

Welome back, Chief Tony

The return of Anthony Anenih as Chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority says more about the President's ethical standards than Anenih's technical skills

Chief Anthony Anenih is Nigeria's ultimate political survivor. In March, 30 years after entering national politics, he was appointed Chairman of the Nigeria Port Authority, the government's second-biggest source of revenue and a byword for corruption and inefficiency. It takes over 28 days to clear Nigerian ports, one of the world's longest waiting times. The NPA chairmanship is one of the most coveted items of presidential patronage outside the oil sector.

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