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You Can Actually See Chinese Soft Power Draining Away in Nigeria

China’s apparent unwillingness to engage Nigerian civil society in a discussion over the ongoing loan controversy is eroding what’s left of Beijing’s credibility in the media, politics and among the country’s enormous young, online population that gets most of its news from social media.

While there’s no indication of any significant problems between the governing elites from both countries, within Nigerian civil society the situation is very different.

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