Phantom resignation in Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank became the object of a bit of jiggery pokery recently when local media wrongly reported that the governor, Joseph Sanusi, had resigned. Newsmakers went to investigate, but could not locate the sources that had originated these "wicked and mischievous rumours". We learn that, short of going insane, there are few reasons stipulated in bank law as to why a governor would have to leave the bank before the end of his term.

A spokesman says: "The story is an embarrassment, to

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