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No, adverts on London buses are not calling for Nigeria’s Bukola Saraki to be jailed

15 March 2019 Videos which claim to show adverts on London buses calling for the imprisonment of Nigeria’s departing Senate president Bukola Saraki have together racked up more than 130,000 views on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. But the videos have been digitally altered to add the advertising, and London’s transport authority confirmed that no such advertisements are running on …

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Lagos collapsed school building shows criminal negligence of Nigerian govts

14 March 2019 10 people have been reported dead when a building in Lagos that also housed the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10am yesterday. No one is quite sure about the casualty figures. Nigerian emergency services claimed that 37 people were rescued alive. The building, according to Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had …

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Former Central Bank of Nigeria governor’s £33m British property empire

6 March 2019 The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism magazine, Private Eye, has a story called “Abuja on Thames” about a former CBN governor’s property portfolio. It states that: “The family of a former central banker of Nigeria who looted his country under its 1990s military dictatorship has amassed a £33m British property empire.” It continues: “Paul Ogwuma, …

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Buhari’s regime not making much progress on anti-corruption – Transparency International

29 January 2019 In its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International has revealed that over two thirds of the 180 countries surveyed scored less than 50 on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). The report says on Nigeria: “Angola, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa and Kenya are all important countries to watch, given some promising political developments. The …

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