Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Charges of corruption in high places

President Buhari has announced that he will be the minister in charge of the bureaucracy that governs the oil industry. He said he'd taken this action to prevent further corruption. Perhaps the campaign to recover money missing from the last administration has begun.

Nigeria's ex-oil minister 'arrested in London'
Diezani Alison-Madueke
Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested in London, her family has said…

Ms Alison-Madueke was oil minister between 2010 and 2015.

She denied wrongdoing when it was alleged that $20bn of oil money had gone missing when she was in office…

[I]t was one of a number of corruption allegations that dogged the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan, in whose administration Ms Alison-Madueke served…

Recently, new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to trace and recover what he called the "mindboggling" sums that have been stolen from the oil sector. He also promised to prosecute those responsible.

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