In oil-rich Nigeria, races for local government mirror national problems of corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria — Trumpets and car horns sound first, then local gang members rush by screaming and chugging cheap liquor as a convoy of campaign vehicles push through the crowded streets of Nigeria’s main city carrying local candidates asking to represent the people in a system rife with corruption. Races to run Nigeria’s 774 local governments represent politics at its rotten core in the oil ...
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Added October 23, 2011
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