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Economist Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan awaits new cabinet as premier mulls line-up

Sudan's new prime minister was on Thursday locked in talks to form the first cabinet since the ouster of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, as the country transitions from decades of autocratic rule.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s Omar Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced on Saturday.
EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

EFCC chief blames corruption for cause of poverty, insecurity in Nigeria

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed mass poverty and insecurity in Nigeria on corruption.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Oba Gbadebo advises ex-President Obasanjo to stop attacking President Buhari, take rest at 82

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa, home of world’s most corrupt governments

The nations of sub-Saharan Africa are still perceived on average to have the world’s most corrupt governments, according to the latest index published by Transparency International (TI).
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria improves in Transparency International anti-corruption ranking

Nigeria moved to 144th from 148th in Transparency International latest corruption perception index worldwide, that also saw the United States dropping four notches out of the top 20 countries in the world.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – Two years into President Donald Trump’s administration, a majority of Americans have lost confidence in the brash real estate magnate’s performance on everything from the economy to foreign policy, a poll showed on January 28, 2019. The ABC News/Washington Post poll was published after Trump suffered a major setback in his signature push for more wall along the US-Mexican border. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Transparency: Corruption seen rising in Donald Trump’s United States

The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America’s system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump’s watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.

Malaysia unveils five-year plan to fight corruption

Malaysia has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to clamp down on corruption in government, months after a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal brought down the previous administration.
President of Cameroon Paul Biya

Cameroon launches anti-graft awareness campaign

Cameroon’s National Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday launched a public awareness campaign to curb “endemic” corruption in public services.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Mexican president-elect announces plans to slash salary of high-level officials

Mexican President-elect Andres Obrador has announced plans to slash the salaries of high-level officials, including himself, as part of an austerity push by the government.

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent's humanitarian and security crises.

President orders massive audit of civil servants, their wealth

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has intensified his war on graft by announcing that all public servants will undergo a compulsory lifestyle audit to account for their sources of wealth.

Chad president vows anti-corruption drive for new republic

Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday vowed to crack down on entrenched graft as he signed a decree to create a new republic based on constitutional changes attacked by the opposition.

Long battle to stop firms bribing Africa for contracts

A spectacular probe into French tycoon Vincent Bollore over suspected graft in Africa marks a rare exception among corporate titans doing business south of the Sahara.

President Buhari’s integrity no longer sellable – Governor Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said Buhari is presiding over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria and protecting looters of the country’s commonwealth.

Sierra Leone’s ‘little gifts’ incite fight against graft

Whether you want to sit an exam, get electricity or just drive in town, life in Sierra Leone is punctuated by endless "little gifts" to those with power.

Auditor General: Kenya health ministry missing $109 million

Kenya’s health ministry is missing 11 billion shillings (109 million dollats), according to the auditor-general.

SERAP backs Transparency International on corruption, urges President Buhari to take ranking as ‘wake-up...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged “the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to see the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), published last week, as a wake-up call to renew its oft-expressed commitment and raise its game to fight both grand and petty corruption, as well as end the legacy of impunity rather than simply dismissing the survey as ‘fiction’.”

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.

EFCC docks Minna Cooperatives chair for N39 million rice scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.
A woman holding a baby casts her vote at a polling station in Gaborone on October 23, 2019. – The general election happens in Botswana on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Monirul Bhuiyan - AFP)

Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Botswana voted on Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.

PDP urges Kogi governor to stop wasting state money on fruitless campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised embattled Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to read the handwriting on the wall, do himself good by accepting defeat and stop wasting public funds on fruitless campaign.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE: Market capitalisation rebounds by N15 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, recorded second gain in October with the market capitalisation increasing by N15 billion.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC members will enjoy new minimum wage – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has confirmed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage of N30,000.