Peace, Power and Politics in Nigeria
June 1, 2007

Host: Sara Terry
Guests : Scott Baldauf: Africa Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor
Chris Fomunyoh: Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Chukwuemeka Eze: Nigerian Network Coordinator for the West Africa Network for Peace Building
Michael Watts: Director of the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley
Sulayman Nyang: Professor of African Studies at Howard University

In Nigeria this week, two civilians made history, as one elected president handed over power to another in a first for that nation's long history of coups and military rule. But this year's election process was widely criticized as fraudulent, and Umaru Yar'Adua most likely will face legal challenges to his victory. What will be on his agenda as he tries to govern the second-wealthiest country in Africa, where half the population lives in poverty? Also, Jack Kevorkian is released from prison and, on Reporter's Notebook, it's been called one of the most influential albums of all time - today, Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band turns forty. Sara Terry guest hosts.