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Vol 50 No 14

Published 10th July 2009


Nigeria

Half-time for Yar'Adua

Yar'Adua's three new recruits may help improve the government's performance, but the problems of power generation and the Delta remain

After two years of drift, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and his government seem to be trying to arrest the slide. Recent appointments have bolstered the administration's competence. The President began his tenure amid doubts about his candidacy and election. Dithering since then, and shying away from change to protect vested interests, had increased the doubts.

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