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Orji Uzor Kalu time as a Very Important Prisoner

27 September 2020 Current senator for Abia North and two-term governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, spent six months in prison following a 12 year conviction in December 2019 for defrauding his state of 7.65n naira (about $20m). He was released in June from Kuje Prison after the Supreme Court annulled the judgment of the Federal High Court in …

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FinCEN files: The Atiku connection

21 September 2020 The FinCEN files are the result of extensive international research on money laundering and financial crime. They show how dirty money is shuffled around the world and how banks fail to stop this flow of money. The unchecked movement of dirty money may not register as an immediate threat in a world beset by headline-grabbing crises. But the …

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UK home secretary Priti Patel’s “priti strange” relationship with company suing Nigeria for $10bn

9 September 2020 British investigative journalism magazine Private Eye has again raised questions about the relationship between UK home secretary, Priti Patel and a company claiming $10bn in damages against the Nigerian government. From the current edition of “The Eye”: ‘If Nigeria want to take part in global markets, it must shape up and honour its obligations’, thundered Priti Patel, …

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How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region

8 September 2020 In the wake of an insurgency that devastated Nigeria’s petroleum industry and sent the economy into a tailspin, the Nigerian government granted unconditional amnesty to thousands of insurgents in 2009. Amnesty provided a clean slate for peacebuilding measures. These were meant to safeguard the communities to which the insurgents would be returning and build capacity for peace, security and development in …

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