NIGERIA: Wielding Africa's Oil Weapon

President Shagari vows to wage "holy war"against apartheid

The big and brawny west African country of Nigeria has ample cause to celebrate this week. It is 20 years since it achieved independence from Britain and one year since it returned to civilian democratic government after more than a decade of military rule. Beyond the purely commemorative reasons for rejoicing, Nigerians can revel in their emergence as black Africa's richest and most powerful nation—and a rising economic force on the world scene. With daily shipments to the U.S. of nearly 1 million bbl. of...

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