The chairman of Nigeria’s governing party, Vincent Ogbulafor, has been charged with fraud.
Mr Ogbulafor is accused of fraudulently awarding $1.5m (£1m) in federal funds when he was a government minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He denies the charges but if convicted, Mr Ogbulafor would have to resign.
Correspondents say the case is being seen against the background of a struggle for control of the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party.
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