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Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014

Suspension of Nigeria cenbank governor to boost opposition

LAGOS, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck
Jonathan may have benefited his opponents in suspending a
central bank governor they vaunt as an anti-graft campaigner,
but religious and ethnic factors may yet decide the tightest
poll since the 1999 end of army rule.

Jonathan suspended Lamido Sanusi, who was due to finish in
June, on Thursday, allegedly for financial malpractice. The
presidency has detailed procurement and other irregularities.

Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014

Nigeria’s c. bank governor to challenge suspension in court

LAGOS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s graft-fighting Central
Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi said on Friday he would go to court
to challenge his suspension by the president – though he does
not want his job back, he wants to show that the move was
illegal.

President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Sanusi on Thursday,
removing an outspoken critic of his government’s record on
corruption in Africa’s top oil producer.

Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
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      "“I am the Bureau Chief for Nigeria since Nov. 2011. Before that I covered West Africa for 2 years from Ivory Coast, Iraq for 2 years (from Baghdad), and east and central Africa for 5 years, including Uganda, eastern DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Madagascar.”"
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