Nigerian President Cancels Power Company's Contract

President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled a contract awarded to a Canadian firm to run the Transmission Company of Nigeria - an entity earmarked for a critical role in the power reform and privatization process.
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Electric transmission lines

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