Anger at Nigeria free phone plan

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  1. Newswire

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    A Nigerian opposition party condemns a government scheme to give 10 million mobile phones for free to farmers as a "mischievous vote-catching exercise".

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  2. ryannP

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    Just the mobile phones? And that would be a prepaid service? As far as electoral bribery goes, this one is pretty smart, as it uses public money plus you could tender the contract to a telephony provider a corrupt govt. official controls through third parties, bringing the money back into your pocket, all the while writing it out as "trying to bring technology to Nigeria". At 10EUR/ phone, that would be a pretty nice retirement fund in case of ...sudden regime changes (machete and AK-47 sudden). Send all politicians to Nigeria to learn how to think BIG!

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