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Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

 An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a “black spot” on the justice system. The verdict came after Sharif was removed from power last year over corruption allegations. Sharif, who was serving his third […]

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mrs Nezan explained that the offences committed by the officers included arranging […]

Malaysian Police Seize $29 Million in Cash Linked to 1MDB

Malaysian Police Seize $29 Million in Cash Linked to 1MDB

  Malaysian police seized about $29 million in cash, hundreds of handbags, as well as jewelry and watches in raids linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak amid an investigation into 1MDB. In a search of an empty apartment on May 18, police found cash equivalent to 114 million ringgit in 26 denominations in 35 […]

Former Malawi President Banda Returns Home, Says Ready To Prove Innocence

Former Malawi President Banda Returns Home, Says Ready To Prove Innocence

Former Malawi president Joyce Banda returned home on Saturday to a rousing welcome by supporters and vowed to prove her innocence after more than three years in self-imposed exile amid graft allegations. The so-called “Cashgate” scandal in which senior government officials were accused of siphoning millions of dollars from state coffers was uncovered in 2013 […]

Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Three Kenyan election officials resigned on Monday, increasing chaos at the electoral Commission following last year’s botched presidential vote that had to be rerun and was then boycotted by the opposition. The resignations leave only two commissioners and the chairman at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which last week sent its chief executive […]

Rant Of The Day – If Only We Can Swallow

Rant Of The Day – If Only We Can Swallow

Hello readers,  Happy New Week and I welcome you to the rant column. Something happened sometime last week in our dear country Nigeria, we read that A Snake swallowed 36 million naira in Benue state at the Jamb office. Jeez! Some things are just unfathomable! How could a snake enter into an office with no […]

ICPC Detains Four Kogi Ex-Commissioners Over N11bn Fraud

ICPC Detains Four Kogi Ex-Commissioners Over N11bn Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission says it has arrested four former commissioners who served in Kogi State during the administration of ex-governor Idris Wada. ICPC said in a statement by its spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, that the suspects were allegedly involved in fraud to the tune of N11bn.  The ex-commissioners include: […]

Mugabe Removed As WHO Goodwill Ambassador After Outcry

Mugabe Removed As WHO Goodwill Ambassador After Outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on Wednesday, said in a […]

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course. The announcement came as the leading social network turned over to Congress some 3,000 Russia-linked ads that appeared to use hot-button issues to turn people against one another ahead of last year’s US election. […]

First Female SAN, Solanke, Cautions Lawyers Against Corruption

First Female SAN, Solanke, Cautions Lawyers Against Corruption

 Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN), Mrs. Folanke Solanke, has cautioned lawyers against indulging in corruption. She gave the warning at the weekend at a lecture, “The vocation and the capacity of a lawyer,” to the law students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti. She said the corruption at the bar and […]

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