Blocking the Budget: Nigeria’s Opposition Flexes its Newfound Muscles

Last month, with Nigeria’s 2014 budget under consideration in the Senate and House of Representatives, the growing opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) flexed its political muscles by declaring that it would “block all legislative proposals, including the 2014 Budget.” The APC urged its representatives to stand firm until the “rule of law” is restored in Rivers state − whose […]