Five months after taking office, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally named his cabinet. Journalist James Schneider and analyst Lagun Akinloye join us to discuss why it took so long, what the ramifications are, and whether Buhari’s anti-corruption drive means anything in the long term. Download: MP3 Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dí¶rrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Lagun Akinloye (political analyst on Nigeria and the head of Public Relations for the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK): Twitter James Schneider (senior correspondent at the New African Magazine): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations: The website of the Economic Freedom Fighters China in Africa Podcast on iTunes China in Africa Podcast episode with James Schneider China-Africa Reporting Project AKí‰ Arts & Book Festival The Drone Papers and Target Africa Nigeria and the Buhari Administration Buhari’s first 21 appointments analyzed Reuters: Without a cabinet, Nigeria is stuck ‘on hold’ New York Times: Nigeria President Escalates Campaign to Stem Corruption UNECA High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows Buhari locates looted Nigerian funds stashed away in the US and European banks Agenda Film Africa 2015 […]
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