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Nigerians tell absent Buhari: ‘Resume or resign’

President under growing pressure after spending more than 90 days abroad seeking treatment for an unspecified illness. Nigerian protesters in Lagos and Abuja are demanding President Muhammadu Buhari either resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence. Demonstrators have rallied in Abuja for three days, demanding action by the government, with many claiming Buhari’s absence …

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London oils the wheels of Diezani Madueke’s corruption

Previous editions of Private Eye magazine have exposed various foreign ministers and officials ploughing dubious fortunes into UK property using shell companies in tax havens.  Now a US court case detailing allegations of money laundering and cabinet-level corruption in the former government of Nigeria reveals that when it comes to hiding hot money, this route remains a firm favourite. The …

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Nnamdi Kanu has run away before, he may do so again

Very little is known about the life of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who are agitating for the secession of Nigeria’s southeast region from the rest of the country, before he became a shock jock on the internet-based Radio Biafra and was arrested during a visit to Nigeria in October 2015. That arrest turned …

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