Nigerian court ruling deepens concerns over central bank independence

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A Nigerian court yesterday dismissed former central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's appeal against a presidential decision to remove him from office earlier this year – reigniting a debate over central bank independence in Africa's largest economy.

Sanusi was fired by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in February for "various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct" after he accused the state oil company of embezzling $20 billion in revenues. Sanusi appealed the decision shortly af

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