Nigerian presidency awaits briefing on Adeosun’s alleged certificate forgery
By CNBC Africa
09 July 2018 | 2:17 pm
A local online news portal, Premium Times, over the weekend, alleged that Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun failed to undertake the mandatory year of national service and fraudulently obtained an exemption certificate 20 years after her graduation.
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Heavily armed gangs have been stepping up raids on schools and villages in northwestern Nigeria, often taking hostages for ransom.
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