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Vol 65 No 4

Published 15th February 2024


How the poor help the rich

Top officials are accused of raiding a state-funded programme meant to offer desperately needed relief for struggling communities

The detention of former Humanitarian Affairs Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq on 2 January on charges related to alleged fraud over US$38 million of public funds has led to a trail of documents implicating officials in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government. Then, on 8 January, Betta Edu, Farouq's successor as Humanitarian Affairs Minister and a Tinubu appointee, was suspended.

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