Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Connections between Nigeria and the UK

Corruption in Nigeria can spread beyond it's borders. And, it seems, that it's not just Congressmen in the US who have benefited from the largesse of Nigerian politicians.

Jeremy Weate wrote about this is on Naijablog. He wonders about how the MP will fare in this week's election.

£37k for 29 hours: nice work if you can get it...
This is how much Tony Baldry (MP for Banbury) was paid by James Ibori for work representing him in the UK between September and December last year. £1,200 as a daily fee isn't bad.

Look at it like this. Its more than half of what he earns as an MP in a year, earnt in less than a working week...



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