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Nigerian Lawmakers Defect to Opposition Coalition

Thirty seven Nigerian lawmakers have defected to Nigeria's main opposition coalition, giving it a slim majority in the lower house of parliament, in a further blow to President Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 re-election bid. The move follows a defection by five powerful governors last month to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) and a scathing denunciation of Jonathan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that has emboldened both dissenters within his party and the...

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