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Nigeria suspends anti-graft chief – Attorney-General’s office

11 July 2020 Nigeria has suspended its anti-corruption chief pending the conclusion of investigations, the attorney general’s office said on Friday, without elaborating. Ibrahim Magu has been appearing before a presidential panel reviewing activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the agency said on Monday. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. …

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15 farmers killed by gunmen in northern Nigeria – police

7 July 2020 Gunmen on Monday killed 15 farmers in Nigeria’s northwest Katsina state, police said, in the latest violence by cattle thieves in the restive region. Roughly 200 gunmen on motorcycles besieged the farmers in Yargamji village, 25km from the state capital Katsina, opening fire on them, police spokesperson Gambo Isah told AFP. “Fifteen bodies were recovered from the …

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Buhari’s COVID-19 economic plan: old wine in new wineskins

25 June 2020 COVID-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating. Before the pandemic, the Nigerian economy was growing at an anaemic rate of 2%. The country has also been suffering from high poverty and unemployment rates. This is paradoxical for a country endowed with humongous natural resources. Determined to blunt the economic trauma of COVID-19 …

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Nigeria-US friction over embattled AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina

5 June 2020 The African Development Bank has launched an independent review of a report into embezzlement allegations against its president. Akinwumi Adesina has the backing of Nigeria for a second term, but the US is not convinced. The independent review into Akinwumi Adesina, who intends to run for a second term as head of AfDB, comes after immense pressure from …

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