Nigeria to investigate political consultancy


Nigeria’s government will launch an investigation into allegations of improper involvement by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in the country’s 2007 and 2015 elections, a presidency spokesman said.

Garba Shehu said the investigation could lead to criminal prosecutions.

The UK-based political consultancy is facing allegations it improperly accessed data from social media website Facebook to target voters prior to US presidential elections and Britain’s Brexit referendum in 2016.