Nigeria recovers $580 million in stolen funds

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, pictured on May 12, 2016, has embarked on a widespread anti-corruption campaign that has recovered $580 million stolen from government coffers in the past yearNigeria has in the past year recovered $580 million stolen from government coffers, the information minister said Saturday, part of a fight against corruption instigated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, who marks one year in office on Sunday, has embarked on a widespread anti-corruption campaign although his critics accuse him of a political witch hunt. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement that most of the recovered money was in foreign currency.

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