Outrage after presidential pardon

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NIGERIA has pardoned the former political benefactor of the nation’s president, a politician convicted of stealing millions of dollars while serving as a state governor who once fled arrest in the UK dressed as a women.

The decision from a closed-door meeting of the council of state to pardon former Bayelsa state governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha met with outrage across Nigeria, an oil-rich nation considered by analysts and activists to have one of the world’s most corrupt governments.

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President Goodluck Jonathan

 

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