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Saudi Arabia says 201 people held in anti-graft swoop

Saudi Arabia said Thursday 201 people are being held for questioning over an estimated $100 billion in embezzlement and corruption, after the biggest purge of the kingdom's elite in its modern history.

Saudi princes, ministers, tycoons arrested in sweeping purge

Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior figures including princes, ministers and a top business tycoon, in what authorities hailed Sunday as a "decisive" anti-corruption sweep as the kingdom's crown prince consolidates power.

Saudi’s Flynas makes first commercial flight to Baghdad after 27 years

Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighbouring Iraq show signs of improvement.

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Beware of foreign portfolio investments-driven growth – experts

Economic experts have warned Nigeria not to be carried away by the influx of foreign portfolio investment dominating the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), noting that a combination of highly mobile portfolio investments and unreliable crude earnings could unravel without warning, and cause external reserves to decline, as experienced from April to November 2008.

NOA, CSOs seek citizens’ input in governance

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have advocated the need for Nigeria to ensure good governance, strong anti-corruption crusade and free, fair and credible elections as solutions to the problems facing the country.

We are aware foreigners claim to be Nigerians – NIMC

National Identity Management System (NIMS) has that said it knows that some foreigners from neighbouring African countries claim to be Nigerians in order to obtain Nigeria’s National Identity Card.

House of Reps ask NNPC to strengthen NAPIMS for joint venture monitoring

The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to strengthen the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).

EFCC arraigns judge, ex-governor’s son over alleged graft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned Justice Mohammed Nasir Yinusa before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja for alleged perversion of justice.

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UNICEF provides uniform, bags to 12, 000 pupils in Adamawa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided uniforms, bags and sandals to primary school pupils in seven local government areas affected by insurgency in Adamawa.

Pope weeps over sexual abuse by priests

Pope Francis has met a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests during his visit to Chile, praying and weeping with them, the Vatican said in a statement.

Court admits exhibits against ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu

Justice Abubakar Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday admitted into evidence two exhibits against former GMD of NNPC Andrew Yakubu.

Borno govt extends curfew in Maiduguri by another 7-days

The Borno Government has announced the extension of the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Maiduguri fby another seven days.

Australian Open: Venus Williams knocked out by Belinda Bencic

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was knocked out of the Australian Open in straights sets by Swiss 20-year-old Belinda Bencic on Monday.