Nigeria: No fresh dawn, but perhaps signs of movement

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Stratfor: And it gets worse

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Nigeria and United States

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Hannibal: The deals that smell too sweet

Plea-bargains do not compensate the victims of corporate crimes 


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The Naira Republic

Lagos Skyline

Nigeria enters its 50th year of independence to the accompaniment of bullish forecasts by international banks, drowning out predictions of an imminent apocalypse      


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Message to Obama from Nigeria

Donu Kogbara, consultant, Nigeria



“Nigerians, both here and abroad, phoned each other to scream “We’ve won!” Euphoric text messages were sent by Obama fans in Kano, Jos, Enugu and Lagos. We have, since that jubilant morning, constantly reminded ourselves that Obama is American, not African – despite his touching willingness to identify with the Kenyan roots he inherited from his largely absent and – let’s face it – negligent father.


The thing about typical Nigerians – regardless of class or tribe – is that they don’t generally expect salvation from external forces, don’t particularly want some foreign leader to interfere in their affairs, don’t share the Arab view that America is the ‘Great Satan’ and are more interested in partnering with Halliburton executives than in getting them jailed or excluded!”


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