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WikiLeaks: Nigeria ‘is punching well below its weight’


Below is an extract from WikiLeaks with comments on Nigeria’s role within the Commonwealth:

“The Commonwealth is also keeping a watchful eye on Nigeria, Banerji noted, as it is “punching well below its weight” and President Yar’Adua’s sudden death has the potential to prompt a constitutional crisis. The Commonwealth would like to see Nigeria more active in the region and in the Commonwealth across the board. Banerji noted that Yar’Adua did not make a single intervention at the last CHOGM, contrasting sharply with former President Obsanjo who had been active in Commonwealth affairs.”

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