Nigerian opposition to try to block budget vote

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Nigeria’s APC opposition to block budget

Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi  (L) and President Goodluck Jonathan (R)The Rivers state governor (L) is one of several powerful governors to have fallen out with the president (R

Nigeria’s main opposition party has called on its MPs to block all legislation including the 2014 budget.

This would remain the case until “the rule of law” was restored in oil-rich Rivers state and “Nigeria in general”, the All Progressive Congress said.

The Rivers state governor fell out with President Goodluck Jonathan last year and defected to the APC.

Mr Jonathan’s party has lost its majority in the lower chamber of parliament following other defections.

Analysts say the row centres around Mr Jonathan’s undeclared intention to contest elections in 2015 for the governing People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Students sit during lecture at Government Secondary School, Ikoyi in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital - November 2012If the budget is not passed within several months, it could have an affect on government institutions

Nigeria is one of the world’s biggest oil producers, with…

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