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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
EFCC; organization set up by Obasanjo to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalize economic and financial crimes
Economic Community of West African States
ECOWAS; organization established in 1975 among the sixteen governments in West Africa to strengthen and broaden the economies in the region through the removal of trade barriers
Independent National Election Commission
INEC; body set up by the Abubakar regime for the purpose of the 1999 elections
very powerful interest group of northerners that was very influential in Babangida years
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
MEND; militant specialist group from the Niger Delta
relations of domination by a foreign power, even though the dominated nation is formally recognized as an independent nation with its own government
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPEC; an economic organization consisting primarily of Arab nations that controls the price of oil and the amount of oil its members produce and sell to other nations.
the system of powerful Nigerian political figures mobilizing support through personal "connections" with subordinates
founded the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People against oil drilling in the delta area
Structural Adjustment Program
SAP; economic policies imposed on LDCs by international agencies to create conditions encouraging international trade.
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