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Senate okays Jonathan’s
troops deployment to Mali

Vanguard[Nigeria], by Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 1:28:51 PM

Abuja—The Senate, Thursday, gave constitutional consent to the deployment of Nigerian military troops to Mali by President Goodluck Jonathan. The action of the upper legislative chamber was in response to a letter it received from the president, asking it to give consent to the 1,200 Nigerian troops he deployed last Wednesday, to Mali for a peace keeping operation. But the Senate failed short of directing the president to borrow a leaf from western powers especially the United States of America, USA, by considering Nigeria’s economic interest in foreign policies, following a sharp division among senators on the issue.

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This piece sheds some light on the thinking of Nigerian political leaders on the latest call for Nigeria to spend its treasure and blood responding to international hotspots...

      


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