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Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.

What Would I Do with an Apology?

What Would I Do with an Apology

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron called his country "fantastically corrupt".


Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr. Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.


Mr. Cameron made the unguarded comments in a conversation with the Queen, Nigeria and Afghanistan - possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world."


Buhari began an anti-corruption campaign when he took office a year ago.


President Buhari's praised the UK government for its help in efforts to repatriate stolen funds held in the UK.


He cited the case of disgraced Nigerian state governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who fled the UK disguised as a woman while on bail for corruption charges.  Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said that an estimated $15bn (£10bn) of government money had been stolen through corrupt arms contracts under the previous government. Nigeria was ranked 136 out of 167 countries in Transparency International's 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Author
Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.



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