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Ecuador’s VP Jorge Glas jailed for alleged bribery

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas has been detained after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal.


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Governor Okowa faults ex-PDP chief Cairo Ojougboh’s ‘blank budget’ allegations

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Thursday, denied allegations by a former National Vice-Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, that the state was operating ‘illegal blank budget’.

Deaf, dumb man disguises as beggar to steal in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a deaf and dumb man, Emeka Uche, for allegedly pretending to be a beggar to steal valuables in firms in the Opebi, Ikeja area of the state.

NFF scraps match bonuses for U17, U20, U23 teams

Six arms of the national teams have been dealt a huge blow after the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday that they were no longer entitled to match bonuses.

Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki spent N650m on national prayer – EFCC

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Michael Adariku, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4bn security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser was diverted.

Ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan blocks EFCC’s bid to seize Abuja properties

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Thursday temporarily blocked the Federal High Court in Abuja from hearing an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking an order of interim forfeiture of two properties traced to her in Abuja.

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United Nations welcomes commencement of Boko Haram suspects’ trials

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday welcomed the decision by the Nigerian authorities to start the trial of Boko Haram suspects.

NDDC partners Cross River to construct road to Bakassi deep seaport

The Board and management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has indicated its interest to partner Cross River in the creation of 14.5km access way from Calabar to the Bakassi Deep seaport.

Eiffel Tower to dim lights for Somalia victims

The Eiffel Tower will dim its lights in solidarity with Somalia and in mourning for more than 300 people killed in the country's deadliest-ever attack.

Nigeria can lift 2018 World cup – NFF chief Amaju Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place.

Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

Apple has rejected as "meritless" a legal move by Qualcomm to ban iPhone sales in China, the latest salvo in a bitter patent battle between the two US tech giants.