Nigeria Attorney General Clears Saraki Amid Defections, Sieges

Update: Drama continues as a Premium Times investigation explains why Nigeria's Attorney General told police there is no evidence to support their allegations of bank robbery and murder against Senate President Bukola Saraki. The Senator, who is third in line to the presidency, had a busy day yesterday: being "invited" late the night before to present himself to police and eluding a police blockage of his home - apparently aimed at preventing his presiding over the Senate, where he announced defections from the governing party, which flipped the chamber to opposition control. In the aftermath, Saraki, who did not change his party affiliation, said he is considering his future.

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