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Controversy over alleged $1.4m scam in defence ministry

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There was controversy on Wednesday over a contract deal totalling $1.4m awarded by the Ministry of Defence for a United Nations project.

While an online report alleged that the Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Munir Dan-Ali, and three senior officials of the ministry were involved in a messy scandal, the Defence ministry spokesman, Col. Tukur Gusau, said the contract in question followed due process.

He also said the project had been completed and ready for inspection by a team that would leave Nigeria for Mali.

Gusau’s statement was in response to a report published by TheCable, an online newspaper.

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