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Vol 41 No 20

Published 13th October 2000


Nigeria

A military makeover

At least Obasanjo is winning in his old stamping ground - the military

As political crisis succeeds political crisis - insurgency in the Niger Delta, Yoruba separatism, Sharia and born-again Biafra campaigners - a new battle for power and influence is raging around Nigeria's military. Having dominated government and politics for 30 of the country's 40 years of independence, the military is just taking a well-earned rest before resuming its historic role, many Nigerians believe. This time, they may be wrong.

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