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Vol 49 No 16

Published 1st August 2008


Yar'Adua's judges on trial

Justice and politics are uneasy bedfellows under the hesitant President's new regime

Since President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua came to power after a widely-criticised election and started extolling the rule of law much has changed. Yar Adua's own electoral case will be heard by the Supreme Court in September. Ribadu lost his job in December 2007. One target in his sights had been former Delta State Governor James Ibori, whose wife Theresa was arrested on a business trip to London and charged with money laundering; the Metropolitan Police also want to interview her husband, who seems reluctant to visit Britain.

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