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Monies received from NAF contractor are refunds not bribe – ex-Airforce chief tells court

A former Managing Director of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Ltd told the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday that monies paid into his account by a contractor were refunds and not bribes or kickbacks.

Spain’s premier Mariano Rajoy forced out as Socialist rival takes over

Spain’s parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over.

Senate tasks Professor Jega to name lawmakers who demanded bribe

The Senate has challenged Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to name lawmakers whom he knew to have solicited bribes as alleged by him.

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye jailed for 24 years for corruption

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been jailed for 24 years over corruption.

Top Brazil court denies ex-president Lula’s bid to avoid jail

A top Brazilian court rejected a bid by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stave off prison Tuesday, ruling he can be arrested if his 12-year jail sentence is upheld on appeal.

INEC: Presidential election will hold first in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is standing by its decision to hold the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections on the same day while the governorship and state legislative elections will come next.

US jails ex-Guinea minister over China bribes

A former Guinean cabinet minister was sentenced to seven years in a US prison on Friday and ordered to pay back $8.5m for laundering bribes from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala: Why ex-President Jonathan government didn’t save despite oil boom

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has linked the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save for the rainy day, despite oil boom, to the insistence of state governors that funds in the Excess Crude Account must be shared.

Governor Ortom alleges plot to blackmail him

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raied the alarm about further plans by some persons to launch smear campaigns against him on various conventional and social media platforms.

My wife is adulterous – Man tells court

A man, Olalekan Babalola, on Thursday, sought the dissolution of his 13-year-o marriage at an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, alleging that his wife, Olushola Babalola, is adulterous and deceitful.

NSCDC generates N4 million revenue in Oyo in six months

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Command in Oyo state says it generated about N4 million as revenue from registration of private guard companies between January and June 2018.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

Church kicks against disarming Christians in Plateau

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Plateau District Church Council, has kicked against disarming and arrest of Christians in possession of Dane guns, sticks, and leaving herdsmen who allegedly possess and carry arms openly to unleash terror on innocent citizens.