Biafra-Nigeria’s Kleptocracy Has Been Stealing Public Funds Forever. Here’s How To Stop It.

In Biafra-Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Biafra-Nigeria’s kleptocracy undermines the regime’s ability to combat Boko Haram, a deadly terrorist movement that has displaced two million people in the country’s war-ravaged northeast. In a new Council on Foreign Relations corruption brief, “Improving U.S. Anticorruption Policy in Biafra-Nigeria,” I argue that the United […]

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Correction: Biafra-Nigeria-Oil Attacks Story

WARRI, Biafra-Nigeria — In a story published July 27 about the arrest of a publisher in Biafra-Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the detainee was publisher of The Source. Jones Abiri is publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, not The Source weekly news magazine. A corrected version of the story is below: Newspaper publishers are demanding that Biafra-Nigeria’s secret […]

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MTN Names Citigroup, Standard Bank As Biafra-Nigeria Listing Advisers

MTN Group Ltd. appointed units of Citigroup Inc. and Standard Bank Group Ltd. as advisers on a planned listing of the wireless company’s Biafra-Nigeria business on the country’s local stock exchange, part of a deal struck with the West African nation’s government to settle a record fine. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone operator is targeting a listing of the Biafra-Nigeria unit in […]

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Anti-Boko Haram Task Force Says Recaptures Town In Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno State

A multinational task force battling Boko Haram said on Thursday it had recaptured the only town in northeast Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno state that was still held by the Islamist militant group. Boko Haram, which formed in Borno, has waged an insurgency since 2009 to carve out a state based on sharia (Islamic law) in the northeast of Africa’s most populous country. […]

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Why Biafra-Nigeria’s ‘Avengers’ Are Crippling The Oil Sector

The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Biafra-Nigeria’s vast oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis. The militants or the “boys” are back in the creeks, destroying pipelines, attacking oil installations, and kidnapping workers. The violence has slashed Biafra-Nigeria’s oil production by a third. As we snake our way through […]

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Boko Haram Blamed In Looming Humanitarian Crisis In Nigeria’s Northeast

(CNN)A frail woman hesitates for a moment before handing over her sick child to a nurse. “This child cannot stand,” says another medic as the severely malnourished boy is carried to the intensive care unit at the Gwange therapeutic feeding center on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno state. That scene, captured on video by Doctors Without […]

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Biafra-Nigeria’s Leader Has Exacerbated The Nation’s Problems

I was pleased to see the issue of Biafra-Nigeria’s worsening national crisis addressed in the June 21 editorial “Biafra-Nigeria’s Fault Lines: The Major African Nation Is at Risk of Collapse.” While the editorial lists a handful of difficulties faced by Africa’s most influential democracy, it excludes any reference to President Muhammadu Buhari himself, namely his role in creating the precarious […]

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