Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Council news

Private Eye this month reports that the British Council in Nigeria has found itself in rather hot water. Awuese Oku, won a court case meaning the council were required to pay her £21,000 in damages.

Except they didn't.

Deputy director Amir Ramzan could now go to prison for ignoring the courts' decision. The court has also threatened to close the Abuja offices and "seize one of its vehicles in lieu of payment" (private eye)

The Eye reports court papers noting that "the defendants would not have done what they did in their home country". Good to see the council continuing "to build mutually beneficial cultural and educational relationships between the United Kingdom and other countries"

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