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Vol 51 No 2

Published 22nd January 2010


Nigeria

The lucky friends

Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to build a broad consensus across political parties and ethnic regions, with advisors outside party and government circles who are mostly from Bayelsa. His close friends include retired General Owoye Andrew Azazi, a former Chief of Defence Staff; Emmanuel Paulker, Executive Secretary of the National Boundary Commission and former People's Democratic Party Chairman in Bayelsa; and Henry Dickson, a member of parliament and former Bayelsa Attorney General. His Press Secretary Ima Niboro was formerly a journalist at the weekly magazine Tell, who in 1999 won a CNN Journalist of the Year award.

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