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How t he new pres­i­dent will go about t his isn’t cer­tain, but t his is the one cam­paign pledge that most Nige­ri­ans are keen­est to see in ac­tion. Cor­rup­tion is Nige­ria’s great­est blight, and whether you’re an okada (com­mer­cial mo­tor­cy­cle) rider look­ing to avoid run-ins with the traf­fic cops or a for­eign in­vestor look­ing to strike a clean deal, this is the re­form that has the po­ten­tial to make the big­gest dif­fer­ence.

While i t would be a wild l y popular move, Buhari is un­likely to go af­ter high-rank­ing mem­bers of the Jonathan ad­min­is­tra­tion whose con­duct is seen as less than snow white.

Buhari’s big­gest chal­lenge here is ap­point­ing a cabi­net that’s un­tainted by pre­vi­ous al­le­ga­tions of wrong­do­ing. His picks for the min­istry of fi­nance

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