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A police officer orders a vendor to leave after stocking fresh produce from a vegetable market in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP

Zimbabwe street vendors reel under virus curbs

For years, Zimbabwean single mother Spiwe Tembo would sell buns on the streets of central Harare, earning enough to feed her three children. But her fortunes have dived.

OPL 245: Group asks President Buhari to prosecute Eni in Nigeria

The Human Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, has declared that the partial freedom granted oil giants by Italian courts in the celebrated OPL 245 corruption case will not stop the prosecution of the accused in Nigeria.
Former Blackwater head Erik Prince

UN: Libya arms embargo ‘totally ineffective’

The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released on Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Lagos panel awards N7.5 million to petitioner who spent six years in prison without...

The judicial panel established by the Lagos state government to probe police brutality has awarded N7.5 million to Marc Chidiebere Nwadi, a petitioner who spent six years in the prison without trial.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attends at the 56th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on 21 December 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Sierra Leone government under fire over graft accusations involving first lady, ministers

After casting itself as a fighter against corruption, Sierra Leone's government is under fire over allegations of irregular spending by its first lady and a senior minister.

ICPC arraigns two ex-governing council members of FUDMA for ‘fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two former Governing Council members of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

South-East to take proper place in Nigeria Police Force soon – PSC official

Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, Commissioner representing South East in the Police Service Commission (PSC) says the region will soon take its proper place in the police force.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PSC official: Police extortion too high in South-East

Onyemuche Nnamani, commissioner representing South-East in the Police Service Commission (PSC) has lamented the high level of extortion by policemen on South-East roads, warning that the commission would deal decisively with officers found engaging in the illegal and unprofessional act.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC seeks judge’s retrial for ‘bribery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Court of Appeal in Lagos to list Mohammed Yunusa, a judge recently discharged of bribery charges, for re-trial.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

IGP says paying police officers better salaries will prevent bribery

"There's a committee now working on the upgrading of police salary to a better level that every police officer will feel proud that if he takes that salary on monthly basis, there's no basis for anybody coming to entice him with some little money here and there for him to compromise his function," he said.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers taskforce sacks 11 operatives for ‘collecting bribes’

Eleven operatives of the newly formed Rivers Taskforce on Illegal Trading and Motor Parks were sacked on Thursday for collecting bribes from members of the public around Choba area in Obio-Akpor local Government area of the State.
Lai Xiaomin, former chairman of one of China’s four ‘bad banks’ established in the late 1990s, pleaded guilty in August to bribery and corruption. PHOTO - HANDOUT-AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE-GETTY IMAGES

China sentences ex-banker to death for corruption, bribery

The former chairman of one of China’s biggest state asset management firms was also accused of bigamy. Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is trying to stamp out corruption.

ICPC: Illicit financial flows, not political looters, constitute greatest corruption loss

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says that illicit financial flows are the worst form of corruption in Nigeria and not looting by political officeholders.
TV presenter, producer, and activist, Mary Ero, has opened up about the unfair treatment she gets from health care providers on account of her HIV status, and her hope despite her despair.

My experience getting treatment for HIV – TV presenter

TV presenter, producer, and activist, Mary Ero, has opened up about the unfair treatment she gets from health care providers on account of her HIV status, and her hope despite her despair.

Ohanaeze leadership: Aspirants came to me with money – Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said some aspirants to the leadership position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo came to bribe him with money for his endorsement, but that he turned them down.
Indonesia’s social affairs minister was arrested Sunday for allegedly taking $1.2 million in bribes linked to food aid for those hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister arrested over embezzlement of coronavirus funds

Indonesia’s social affairs minister was arrested Sunday for allegedly taking $1.2 million in bribes linked to food aid for those hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

ICPC detains NABDA boss over N400 million intervention fund

The acting Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Prof. Alex Akpa, has landed in the custody of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N400m.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

OPL245 scandal: Coalition urges World Bank group not to protect oil giants

A World Bank affiliated group may scuttle Nigeria’s bid to successfully prosecute illicit funds associated with the controversial OPL 245, a coalition of international anti-corruption groups has said.
According to Bill Endsley, Principal Consultant, World Citizen Consulting, besides property rights and effective governance, Nigeria also needs such core elements as access to credit, rational dispute resolution, appropriate regulations and financial transparency in order to develop a sustainable property market in the country.

Stakeholders profer solution to sustainable property market in Nigeria

Financial transparency has been proferred by stakeholders as one of the critical elements required for the sustainable development of Nigeria’s property market.
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

Samsung Electronics supremo Lee Kun-hee passes on at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.
Brazil’s High Court of Justice removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office Friday, as police raided his official residence in a probe into accusations he stole emergency funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil court fires Rio governor over corruption

Brazil’s High Court of Justice removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office Friday, as police raided his official residence in a probe into accusations he stole emergency funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Igbo group: Shoot-on-sight order will worsen insecurity in South-East

A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA merges SWAT teams, reshuffles directors

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has reshuffled directors in the Agency, merging Special Weapon and Tactics teams, and creating new directorates in the process.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch

Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP: New security measures underway for South-South, South-East

The National Security Council (NSC) rose from its third meeting in two weeks with the approval of new security measures for both South-south and South-east geo-political zones.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

Niger government, Labour ministry disown ASUSS

The plan by secondary school teachers to float a different organisation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) may have hit the rocks following the rejection of the plan by both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Niger State Government.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari warns against attacks on security formations

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the “madness” going on in parts of the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: South-east unwilling to access credit facilities

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed worry over the show of indifference by those in the South-east in accessing several credit facilities made available by the apex bank.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.
FILE PHOTO- A Swiss flag is pictured on the Mont-Blanc bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Geneva, Switzerland, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Swiss voters set to back coronavirus law, crackdown on pesticides – poll

Swiss voters are set to back government measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic and to support a crackdown on pesticide use -- in defiance of Bern’s wishes -- in binding referendums next month, a poll for broadcaster SRF showed on Friday.

Hoodlums storm site of ruptured pipeline to scoop diesel

A rush of people on Friday besieged the site of a ruptured pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, to scoop diesel from the spillage.