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There are positive signs coming from Nigeria, where independent power producers will be delighted at the breakthrough in the impasse blocking the 450MW Azura-Edo gas-fired plant, seen as a template for IPPs in the country. Change at the top of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and efforts to draw more funds into public coffers – which has included action on oil swap contracts and a decision that all payments to state institutions should go into a single account at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) – have been generally well received.