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Friday Links #45 – On Yar’Adua’s death

Image via Wikipedia 1. Akin pulls out tissues for President Yar’Adua 2. Goodluck Jonathan makes his first address as president to the country (Video) 3. Reuters says Yar’Adua death leaves succession wide open 4. Next gives details of the burial 5. Discussions and speculations about who will become the new vice president 6. Is it… Read More »

Of Yar’Adua, his wife, and Nigeria

The Nigerian president got back to the country in the early hours of Wednesday. It is reported that his flight landed in a well-guarded presidential wing of the international airport in Abuja. From an investigative report by NEXT, we learn that the acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, as the acting Commander-in-Chief, did not release the troops… Read More »

Will Jonathan’s good luck hold out?

Matthew Tostevin, Reuters editor for Africa, writes in the Reuters Africa News blog: It now appears very unlikely that Yar’Adua will ever return to office, but that only intensifies the battle ahead of the election due by 2011. According to an unwritten agreement within the ruling PDP party for rotating power between Nigeria’s regions, Jonathan… Read More »