NIGERIA: End of a Charmed Life

The half-million Moslems of Ibadan in Western Nigeria have two heroes: Hogan Bassey, the Nigerian boxer who is featherweight-champion of the world, and Ade-goke Adelabu, 43, a spellbinder whose Ibadan People's Party is their first line of defense against surrounding .tribes. The latest ring victory of their first hero (see SPORT) was not enough to compensate last week for what happened to their second.

On the eve of local elections, Adelabu drove to Lagos to confer with colleagues in the capital on how best to defeat the candidates of Obafemi Awolowo, Prime Minister of Western Nigeria and chief of the industrious...

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