Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria's pro-business presidential hopeful

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar's January trip to Washington had a simple goal: end claims that he couldn't go to the United States without being arrested.

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After inheriting a bad situation on account of falling oil prices and general despair on corruption under the previous government, he has undoubtedly made it worse," economist Feyi Fawehinmi told Al Jazeera.

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