Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown

Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge announced on Saturday. They face allegations of money laundering, bribery, extortion and exploiting public ...

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Okorocha to unveil Liberia president’s statue

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha of Imo is set to unveil the statue of another African president, weeks after a national outrage over the unveiling of a multi-million naira statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Okorocha’s latest statue, a monument of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, is scheduled to be unveiled on November 9. The statue and two ...

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Buhari presides over FEC meeting, as Kyari, Oyo-ita `reconcile’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. Newsmen report that others attending the meeting included the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita as well as some presidential aides. observed that before the ...

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Joshua keen to fight New Zealander, Parker next year

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year, but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, while Parker holds the WBO crown. American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title. “Eddie ...

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Anxiety in Africa as race to World Cup reaches final lap

The African continent will this weekend stand still in anticipation as the third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws to a close. Three of the five tickets to next year’s tournament in Russia are still up for grabs, with the remaining two already snatched by Nigeria and Egypt. But there is still all ...

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Police rescue victim, kill five abductors in Cross River forest

Men of the Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River state have rescued a supermarket owner, Mrs Asimco from kidnappers. In their bid to save the kidnap victim who was abducted her last Saturday, five of the kidnappers were however killed when the security personnel swooped on their hideout located ...

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Italy arrests Libyan, Egyptian over death of 26 Nigerians

Two men, one of them an Egyptian and the other a Libyan,have been arrested and charged in Italy as investigators look into the deaths of 26 Nigerian women and girls, who are suspected to have been murdered while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. The bodies of the women were brought to the southern Italian port of Salerno by the Spanish ...

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Trial of Amosu, other ex-service chiefs resumes December 5

The absence of Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos on Tuesday forced the adjournment until December 5, 6 and 7 the trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu and 10 others charged with N22.8 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 29, 2016 arraigned Amosu alongside Air ...

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Oyo assembly extends tenure of LG & LCDAs chairmen

The Oyo State House of Assembly has extended tenure of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Oyo State for another four months. The extension followed a letter received from the executive arm of government requesting the extension of the tenure of the said Caretaker Chairmen having expired today. The House equally received another letter from the executive for ...

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Dogara assures, says 2017 Appropriation Bill will passed in January

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has assured that the National Assembly would expedite action toward consideration and passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill for assent by January 2017. Dogara said this in Abuja while delivering a vote of thanks at the presentation of 2018 Budget proposals, estimated at N8.61 trillion to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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