Sunday, 20 November 2011

 

Nigerian-Russian relations: 50 years of pragmatic diplomacy PDF Print Email
Sunday, 20 November 2011 09:56 Experts Policy Center

Nigerian-Russian relations: 50 years of pragmatic diplomacy

Bashu_MG_5480_By Bashir Olalekan Obasekola, Ph.D.*

MOSCOW, November 20, 2011 (Buziness Africa) - Nigeria recently marked the Golden jubilee of her political independence. In the same vein, on November 25th, 2010 it was exactly 50 years since Nigeria and USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), by extension Russian Federation, being the legal successor of the USSR, established diplomatic relation. Even though, Soviet Union only opened its Embassy in Lagos in 1961 with Ambassador Fedor Pavlovich Dolya as the Head of the Mission, while Nigeria opened its own in Moscow in 1962 with Ambassador C.O. Ifeagwu as the Head. Both countries have since then always maintained cordial political, economic and human relationships, although not without some coldness and dislike.


 

The Rush for Oil in West Africa – The New Wild West? PDF Print Email
Sunday, 20 November 2011 09:48 Industry

The Rush for Oil in West Africa – The New Wild West?

SLeoneOilBy Meena Bhandari

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, November 20, 2011 (IPS) - There is a new oil rush off the coast of West Africa. But there are fears that the sector is not sufficiently regulated, and watchdog groups are raising concerns about transparency and governance in the region.


 

 

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