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In Blow to Jonathan, Nigeria's Obasanjo Quits Ruling PDP

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election. Obasanjo, a heavyweight in regional politics and godfather  of many a Nigerian politician, had long expressed dismay over Jonathan's handling of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency and corruption scandals in the oil sector. "Henceforth I will only be a Nigerian. I am ready to work...

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