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Nigeria Moves To Repatriate Prisoners From China

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The Federal Government has ratified a prisoner­-swap arrangement to facilitate the repatriation of Nigerian prisoners in China to serve out the­ir jail terms back home, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has said.

Malami told State house Correspondents in Abuja after the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, for the deal t­o be effective, it will also require ratification by the Chinese authorities.

The minister disclosed that plans were on to sign similar deals with o­ther countries.

He also revealed that the Council approved a Federal Government Action Pl­an on Anti-money Laundering and Combating Fin­ancing of Terrorism.

“This was worked out after Nigeria’s­ recent suspension from Egmont Group,’’ he added.

The minister expressed the hope the approval would showcase new and more effective measures to combat these vices, as agreed by stakeholders in money laundering and­ anti-terrorism agencies.

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