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deve
 n.— «Onyema Ugochukwu says that after 33 months of operation, 405 projects have been completed despite the emergence of what is dubbed “deve”—an unofficial development levy charged on-site by local communities on contractor’s construction materials even though projects are meant for their benefit.» —“Oil stoking fires of ethnic rivalry” by Barry Morgan in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Upstream Oct. 17, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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