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Seven Nigerian politicians go on trial for corruption

[JURIST] The former Nigerian education minister, former senate leader, and five other Nigerian lawmakers went on trial for corruption Monday in the capital city of Abuja. Ex-Education Minister Fabian Osuji is accused of paying a $400,000 bribe to parliament in order to get an inflated budget for his department passed. The trial is part of an anti-corruption drive [AllAfrica.com report; 2003 CHRRD report on Nigerian corruption; Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission website] by Nigerian Pesident Olusegun Obasanjo [Wikipedia profile]. BBC News has more.

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