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Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

FUOYE, ASUU crisis worsens as lecturers threaten litigation

The lingering crisis rocking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti chapter worsened on Tuesday as splinter group threatened litigation against the zonal union over alleged meddlesomeness in the internal affairs of the institution.
Former Zimbabwean Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, who has been on the run, appeared in a Bulawayo court on Wednesday facing charges of criminal abuse of office, the Herald reported.

Former Zimbabwe vice president appears in court for ‘abuse of office’

Former Zimbabwean Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, who has been on the run, appeared in a Bulawayo court on Wednesday facing charges of criminal abuse of office, the Herald reported.

PDP asks Senate to submit ministerial list to EFCC

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the PDP, has urged the Senate to further give credibility to its ministerial screening by sending the names of the nominees to the anti-graft agency, EFCC.
Mimmo Lucano

Italian mayor accused of organising fake marriages to help migrants win residency

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Benue Assembly extends suspension of local council chiefs

The Benue House of Assembly has extended the suspension of three Local Government Area Chairmen by three months over alleged misappropriation of public funds and gross misconduct.

Late ex-CDS Alex Badeh forfeits six properties, cash to federal government

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Court rejects ex-NSA Dasuki’s application for indefinite adjournment

An FCT High Court on Wednesday rejected an application by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, praying for an indefinite adjournment, pending the compliance of a bail order by the Federal Government

ICPC to prosecute Dikko Inde, Garba Makarfi, Umar Hussaini over alleged N1.1 billion fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) will on Feb.14 arraign three men, Dikko Inde, Garba Makarfi and Umar Hussaini, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged N1.1 billion fraud.
Dejan Prešiček

Minister resigns over bullying claims

Slovenia’s Culture Minister Dejan Presicek resigned on Monday after employees at the ministry accused him of bullying and abuse of office.

Traders reject move by council to collect toll at Lagos trade fair complex

Traders at the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex have rejected plan by the Amowu Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos State, to take over collection of toll at the main entrance to the complex.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

PMBCO: Atiku Abubakar a beneficiary of Nigeria’s slow system

President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation (PMBCO) removed the gloves Wednesday night to engage Atiku Abubakar bare-knuckle and lash him over his attack on Buhari, who had blamed Nigeria’s slow system in arresting corruption.

House of Reps panel asks Police to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla for alleged forgery

A House of Representatives’ panel has asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, for forgery.
Peter Odili, former Governor of Rivers State

CSOs accuse Peter Odili of using judiciary to thwart justice

Representatives of civil society in the country have described as ‘abuse of judiciary, and the desecration of the nation’s institutions, the non-prosecution of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, alleging that the judiciary was being used to thwart the course of justice in the land.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

SERAP alleges ‘widespread corruption’ in Cross River Basin

The organization urged Mr Adamu to ensure that “anyone involved is brought to justice if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence. We also urge you to push for the publication of the outcome of any investigation carried out by the anticorruption agencies.”
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office.

Ayodele Fayose arrives court for his trial

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ayodele Fayose granted N50 million bail

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has been granted N50 million bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

N29bn fraud: Court grants Murtala Nyako’s request to travel for medicals, adjourns to October...

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama Abuja, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 granted an application by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking the release of his travelling documents to enable him travel to Germany for medical check-up.

PDP: Presidency shielding suspended NHIS chief

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to come out clear on why he has been protective of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, who has been variously indicted for alleged corrupt practices, including the reported siphoning of over N25 billion from the coffers of the agency

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