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Chief Ojo Maduekwe
Ojo Maduekwe
Chief Ojo Maduekwe: Nigeria's new foreign minister

In a Hardtalk programme first broadcast on Monday 8th October 2007, Stephen Sackur talks to Nigeria's Foreign Minister, Ojo Maduekwe.

Nigeria's new government has ambitions to become a global economic and diplomatic power.

Its soldiers and diplomats are already playing a significant role in Darfur.

How can Africa's most populous country fulfill its regional potential when it is dogged by political and economic corruption at home?

Stephen Sackur talks to Nigeria's Foreign Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe.

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