Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, August 31, 2015

Maybe a sign of things to come

Nigerian President Buhari has promised to crack down on corruption. So far, lots of talk, but here's a concrete step. No way to know if Dasuki is guilty or worse than others, but there are shady things in his past.

Nigeria's ex-national security adviser Dasuki charged
Nigeria's sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been charged in court with illegally possessing weapons, an official statement has said.

Firearms were seized during a raid on his properties last month, it added.

Mr Dasuki denied any wrongdoing at the time and said the weapons belonged to his security guards. He is the first senior official of the former government to be charged under President Muhammadu Buhari's rule…

Mr Dasuki played a prominent role in the fight against terrorism during Goodluck Jonathan's rule…

Mr Dasuki was at the centre of a row over Nigeria's unorthodox arms procurement in 2014, when South Africa seized suitcases packed with millions of dollars of cash at an airport in Johannesburg.

The Nigerian government said the money was intended to purchase weapons for the fight against Boko Haram, and denied allegations of corruption…

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