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Some Old, Some New in Nigeria’s 'Change' Budget

After months of wrangling between the president and lawmakers, Nigeria finally has a federal budget. The spending plan has long been viewed as an avenue for theft of public funds in Nigeria. It is called the “Budget of Change.” The $30.4 billion budget signed earlier this month includes money for roads, railways, bridges and social services. President Muhammadu Buhari said he hopes it will restore Nigerians’ faith in the ability of lawmakers to spend tax money wisely. The budget...

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