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Sanusi Says Nigeria Gripped by ‘Civil War’ in Graft Fight

Nigeria is gripped by a “civil war” over political patronage and the corruption it fuels, with government officials trying to end systemic graft at risk of losing the battle, central bank Governor Lamido Sanusi said.

They “have to literally wage a war against those who believe that we should continue doing things the way they’ve always been done,” Sanusi, 51, said in an interview last month in Lagos, the commercial capital. “I don’t think the reformers are winning.”