Political street game

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City officials in Lagos renamed the street in front of the United States embassy after the US Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, two weeks after a New York City corner was named for the murdered wife of a Nigerian dissident. The renaming of Eleke Crescent was done "in honour of the indefatigable visionary leader", a local official said. In spite the objections from the Nigerian government, a Manhattan street corner opposite the Nigerian United Nations Mission was was unveiled as "Kudirat Abiola Corner" last month.after the wife of Moshood Abiola, the apparent winner of Nigeria's 1993 presidential election, who is now in jail.

- AP, Lagos