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Oshiomhole Bans Uromi King For A Year – For Insubordination and Assault

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, who leaves office next week, has suspended the Uromi King  Zaiki Edenojie II  for one year, effective from Monday. In addition, the monarch who rules the home town of Chief Tony Anenih, the PDP big gun, will lose all his rights and privileges that …

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President Jacob Zuma of South Africa Faces Impeachment

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in parliament next week with his presidency mired in crisis, after investigators documented allegations of government corruption. Thousands of people took to the streets to demand that he should resign from office. The vote was called by the main opposition, following a …

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EFCC Confirms Return of N1bn By Ex-Customs Boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed media reports that a former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1 billion to the Federal Government. The commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, gave the confirmation via SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on …

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EFCC Confirms Abati’s Release

Former Presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), its Spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed on Saturday. Uwujaren told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was released to …

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Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg Under Investigation For Negligence

German prosecutors on Friday launched an investigation into Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and other company officials amid accusations of inaction over hate speech, news report said. “Prosecutors in Munich are investigating Zuckerberg, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and other officials amid allegations that the social media giant has systematically …

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Obanikoro Released From EFCC Custody – Pays Back N100 Million

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minster of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was reported to have been released by the EFCC around 5:00pm yesterday.Sources at the EFCC said he refunded …

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Lagos State Asks Supreme Court To Uphold Major Al-Mustapha’s Death Sentence

The Lagos State government has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the July 12, 2013 judgement of the Court of Appeal, which discharged and acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha of the the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola. Kudirat was a wife of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 …

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Corruption: Attorney General Files N2.2billion Fraud Charges Against Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Two Others

Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has filed fraud charges against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Saleh Gambo, the Assistant Director of Finance, Rilwanu Lawal, and the Deputy Director (Finance Department), Sharif Abdulrahman. The prosecutor alleges that the three major administrative officers of Nigeria’s apex court colluded to divert more …

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NJC Finally Bars Judges Under Investigation From Duties, Officials Charged In Abuja

The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday barred judges under investigation from carrying on with their judicial functions. The decision was the outcome of a two-day meeting by the NJC following call by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) for the council to suspend the judges and save the judiciary from further …

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South Africa Court Orders Zuma Graft Report To Be Released

A potentially explosive report into corruption allegations against President Jacob Zuma must be released Wednesday, a South African court ruled, after his lawyers dropped a bid to block its publication. The court’s order came as thousands of people took to the streets of the administrative capital Pretoria to demand that …

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