Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

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Babachir Lawal removed from office after allegations that humanitarian aid was illegally diverted to companies he set up

Nigeria’s highest ranking civil servant has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari following allegations that he diverted aid funds intended for the humanitarian crisis in the country’s north-east.

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, was suspended in April amid allegations that contracts to administer projects in refugee camps and areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency had been awarded to companies that he set up.

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