Nov. 23, 2011
The chairperson of the Nigeria anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, has been fired. No reason was given for the unexpected decision, according to report from the BBC. Her predecessor at the EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, was removed midway through his term in 2007 not long after Umaru Yar'Adua became president. Ibrahim Lamorde, who served as the commission’s director of operations, will be the acting replacement with “immediate effect,” according to a statement on the Nigerian government’s website.