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Japanese authorities have hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the car sector tycoon.

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn hit with fresh corruption charge

Japanese authorities have hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the car sector tycoon.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 French Renault group CEO and chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor CO. Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Carlos Ghosn poses during a photo session at the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. – Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has handed in his resignation, France’s economy minister said on January 24, 2019 ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successor. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers resign

The two lawyers defending former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn stepped down on Wednesday, one of them said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2016 Nissan Motors chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn answers a question during a joint press conference in Tokyo. - Executives at Japanese car firm Mitsubishi Motors on November 26, 2018 decided to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman as the once-revered tycoon faces allegations of financial misconduct that sparked his shock arrest. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Mitsubishi Motors sacks Carlos Ghosn as chairman

Mitsubishi Motors is sometimes the forgotten partner in the three-way alliance with Nissan and Renault that dominates the global auto industry, but the Japanese firm has a colourful -- and scandal-hit -- history.
AS Monaco FC

Monaco deny report on UEFA Financial Fair Play

Monaco have denied a report that majority owner Dmitry Rybolovlev tried to circumvent European football's Financial Fair Play rules by using a bogus marketing deal to channel more money into the loss-making club.
Cesar Altieri Sayoc

US mail bombing suspect an ardent Donald Trump supporter

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, had plastered his social media accounts and the van where he was living with signs of his devotion to the Republican president and his hatred for Democrats.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

EFCC begins manhunt for defendant in $8.4 million fraud trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has informed a Lagos Special Offences court that it has begun a manhunt for one of the defendants in an $8.4 million fraud trial, Yusuf Yahaya, after jumping administrative bail granted him by the commission.
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Muhammadu Buhari: I won’t disappoint if re-elected

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigerians that he will not disappoint them if he is re-elected as President in 2019.
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Muhammadu Buhari: We are very proud of our record

President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his performance and that of his party, the All Progressives Congress, since he rose to power in 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari affirmed as APC’s presidential candidate for 2019, taunts PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari promptly launched his campaign for a second term in office early on Sunday morning after being overwhelmingly endorsed as candidate by 14,842,072 members of the All Progressives Congress across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Antonio Costa

Portuguese premier arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.

Mauritania votes in legislative and municipal elections

Voters in Mauritania are casting ballots in legislative, regional and local elections that will test President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record before next year's presidential vote.

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared.
Prime Minister of Mozambique Carlos Agostinho do Rosario

Prime Minister stranded at airport as plane runs out of fuel

Mozambique’s Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario was left stranded Thursday as the state airline was forced to cancel flights over a financial crisis that left it unable to buy fuel.

Cameroon begins operations to clear boat wrecks off Doula port

The port of Douala, the largest in Central Africa, this week launched an operation to remove wrecks of old boats which hamper its functionality and competitiveness.

From Hollywood ‘god’ to #MeToo pariah: The disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called “God.” But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of this year’s Facebook privacy row, filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a New York court late on Thursday.

Panic in Rome as bus explodes in city centre

A passenger bus caught fire and exploded in the heart of Rome, on Tuesday, witnesses said, sending a plume of black smoke over the city centre in the ninth such blaze this year.

Bauchi: Ex-CPC national auditor Bala Jibril runs for governor

A former National Auditor of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) party, Captain Bala Jibril (retd), has declared his intention to contest the Bauchi State governorship in the 2019 General Elections.

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Robert Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Schalke

Hat-trick hero Robert Lewandowski hailed the strength of Bayern Munich’s squad after securing a 3-0 victory over Schalke on Saturday, as new signing Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut for the German giants.
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Nigerian ‘Iron Lady’ returns to face Martina Horgasz

Nigeria’s Helen ‘Iron Lady’ Joseph will fight Martina Horgasz from Hungary as she continues to rack up fights in her return to professional boxing.