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Nigerian police probe Obama fundraising dinner

Controversy just seems to follow the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The latest, from Reuters Lagos bureau:

LAGOS, Reuters – Nigeria’s anti-corruption police were questioning the head of the stock exchange after she organized a gala dinner in support of Barack Obama’s U.S. presidential campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, chairwoman of the “Africans for Obama” campaign group, organized the fundraising dinner in the commercial capital Lagos on August 11. A “platinum” ticket for a table of eight cost 2.5 million naira ($21,226).

Tom Gross — Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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