• ‘Buhari’s anti-graft war not tackling corruption in defence sector’

    ‘Buhari’s anti-graft war not tackling corruption in defence sector’

    There has been no shortage of praise for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, which has led to the arrest of a string of high-ranking former government officials.

    The crackdown centres on an alleged $2.1 billion “arms scam”, where money earmarked for weapons to fight Boko Haram is said to have been diverted for political purposes.

    But experts say the arrests and ongoing trials do little to tackle systemic corruption in the defence sector that helped allow the Islamists to seize swathes […]