Nigeria's leadership crisis
The vice-president has assumed full presidential powers but is the move legal?
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2010 11:16 GMT

A constitutional leadership crisis threatens to tear Nigeria apart.

With the elected president, Umaru Yar'Adua absent since November the parliament has handed power to Goodluck Jonathan, the vice-president.

But will the move break the uneasy pact that exits between the country's Muslim North and Christian South?

And how will rebels in the oil rich Niger River Delta region react to the leadership change?


On Monday's Riz Khan show, we speak with Nuhu Ribadu, the former head of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and Hauwa Ibrahim, one of the country's most noted human rights attorneys, about the transfer of power and what lies ahead.

This episode of the Riz Khan show airs on Monday, February 15 at 2030GMT with repeats the next day at 0030GMT, 0530GMT and 1130GMT.

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