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Vol 47 No 7

Published 31st March 2006


Nigeria

The big guns salute

Sharia enthusiast Governor Sani gets help from British arms firm

Why would leading arms exporter BAE Systems want to introduce Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Sani, who is under investigation by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for corrupt procurement, to a group of British members of parliament? Sani, who was compulsorily retired after a fraud investigation from the Central Bank of Nigeria, is due to visit Britain in late April to promote his candidacy in Nigeria's 2007 presidential elections.

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