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Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism
Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism

Collapsing oil prices are dealing a crippling blow to Africa's economic giant, Nigeria, which is simultaneously absorbing a second shock: U.S. refineries once purchased as much as 40% of its production; now they're no longer buying. Is this financial crisis injecting some sobriety into Nigeria's notoriously corrupt elites? Hardly. In the latest reports of misspent national treasure, millions of laundered dollars are apparently lubricating President Goodluck Jonathan's reelection campaign. Voting is this month. Nigeria's in-your-face corruption was never sustainable; with Boko Haram militants razing whole villages in the north, its dire consequences are only...

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