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Transparency International asks UK police to investigate Bukola Saraki’s London properties

The anti-corruption NGO Transparency International has published a list of five properties that the UK authorities should investigate under a new law that came into force last month. has reproduced the section of the list that deals with Senate President Bukola Saraki’s houses in London. Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) came into force on 31 January 2018 in the United …

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Arthur Eze sued in London over £5m mansion sale

Nigerian billionaire Arthur Eze, who boasted at a political rally recently that he got rich from government contracts, is being sued by a couple in the UK after pulling out of a property deal.  Eze, made his money from being close to people in power from the days of military dictatorship in Nigeria.  With the return of civilian rule, he …

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Nigeria’s kleptocrats have a toxic love affair with London’s expensive real estate

From Maitama to Mayfair The prevailing narratives about corruption in Nigeria rarely mention its international dimension. They tend to gloss over how the United Kingdom, United States, and other financial centers welcome the steady stream of illicit cash flowing out Africa’s largest economy. Yet the country’s kleptocrats are increasingly exploiting weaknesses in the international financial system to launder and conceal …

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Nnamdi Kanu is hiding in London – DSS official

A senior agent of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), has told that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is in London keeping a low profile since the Nigerian military raided his home in Afaraukwu, Abia State. Kanu, who likes to be called the “Supreme Leader” of IPOB, a group agitating …

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Pro-Biafrans make their voices heard at the seat of the British govt

Nnamdi Kanu and his separatist movement, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who want southeast Nigeria to secede from the rest of the country, may have been silenced in Nigeria following the military raid on Kanu’s house in Afaraukwu, Abia State last week, and the decision to by the Nigerian government to proscribe the organisation.  But this didn’t stop the …

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Buhari’s return speech: The height of irresponsibility

After 103 days holed up in London with a mystery illness, President Muhammadu Buhari returned on Saturday announcing he will address the country on Monday morning. Nigerians waiting for anything of substance from the absentee and part time president (when he is in the country) would have been as disappointed as they have been in the two years of this …

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