Exclusive: Nigerian candidate’s U.S. visit was temporary reprieve from graft ban

Supporters of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) attend a campaign rally in Lafia, Nigeria January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

WASHINGTON/ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decade-old bribery scandals, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. administration has not commented on Atiku’s status or his travel, but […]

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