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Preface

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is this month's Style Leader, and we report on why London's iconic black cabs have started cropping up in Cairo.

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STYLE LEADER NO. 30

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Nigeria [GOODLUCK JONATHAN]

Modern Nigerian presidents know how to use clothes to explain their style of governing. Olusegun Obasanjo’s rule was as colourful and as lurid as his flowing outfits. His successor, the meek and mild Umaru Yar’adua, dressed all in white. When Yar’adua fell critically ill last year, he was replaced by his vice-president, Goodluck Jonathan, a man whose political views were known to few. Jonathan dresses all in black.

While the colour may be dull, the accessories – wide-brimmed hat, fancy gold…

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