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Court jails artist for clown caricature of prime minister

A Malaysian artist was jailed for a month Tuesday for publishing a caricature of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak looking like a clown, the latest government critic to be imprisoned.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad named opposition prime ministerial candidate

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.

JPMorgan breached anti-money laundering regulations – Switzerland

JP Morgan Chase’s Swiss unit “seriously breached anti-money laundering regulations” in its dealings with Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Swiss financial markets watchdog found Thursday.

Scandal-hit Malaysian premier to visit White House

US President Donald Trump has invited Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Washington, officials said Thursday, despite a Justice Department investigation into a major corruption scandal that has ensnared the leader.


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Man jailed for criminal trespass

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday, sentenced one Stanley Chibike to six months imprisonment for criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft.

Myanmar parliament to re-elect new president within seven working days

Myanmar’s vacant presidential post will be filled by re-election in the Union Parliament within seven working days, according to a statement from the President’s Office on Wednesday.

Nigeria plans N54 billion treasury auction, repays some bills

Nigeria plans to raise 53.96 billion naira at a treasury auction on Wednesday after repaying the same amount of bills, with the aim of lowering its borrowing costs, traders said.

Police sergeant to die by hanging for extra-judicial killings

A Bayelsa State High Court, sitting in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Wednesday, sentenced a Police Sergeant, identified as Jilla Lannubo, to death by hanging for extra-judicial killing of one Oruyegha Grand at Agudama on May 13 2017.

Governor Sani Bello: Late passage of 2018 budget will affect road construction

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has expressed fears that the late passage of the 2018 budget by the House of Assembly could affect the road construction components of the fiscal law.

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Police arrests three over pipeline vandalism, cultism, others in Bayelsa

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed arrest of three persons involved in alleged cases of cultism, pipeline vandalism and armed robbery in the state.

Imo APC passes vote of confidence on Governor Okorocha

The Imo State Executive Council (SEC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has passed an explicit vote of confidence on the state governor and leader of the party, Rochas Okorocha, for his laudable contributions since the inception of the party in the state.

William Gallas: Chelsea could cope with losing Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois

Losing both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this summer would not be ideal for Chelsea, but they would remain a top team, former Blues defender William Gallas has argued.

IPMAN tasks NNPC on steady supply of petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Wednesday urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intensify the distribution of petroleum products to western depots, to address shortage in the hinterlands.

House of Reps dumps pro-Saraki Senators on planned veto on Electoral Act

Plans by federal lawmakers to veto President Muhammadu Buhari on the amended Electoral Act bill suffered a set back as the House of Representatives resolved to commence fresh work on the rejected bill.