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Robert Mugabe’s ex-minister jailed for graft

A Zimbabwe court on Friday handed a four-year jail term to a former energy minister who served in Robert Mugabe's last cabinet after he was found guilty of corruption, state media reported.

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.

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Last year, Qatar's finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf.

CACOL petitions President Buhari, demands Kemi Adeosun’s sack over alleged NYSC certificate forgery

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari against the emergence of Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, as board chairperson of African Export-Import Bank.
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Group: Alleged NYSC certificate forgery against finance minister, affront on Yoruba race

The Oduduwa Development Initiatives (ODI), has risen in defence of the minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, saying the alleged NYSC discharge certificate forgery allegation is an affront on the Yoruba race.

HEDA petitions IGP Ibrahim Idris, seeks investigation of Kemi Adeosun

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the allegations of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister.

Kemi Adeosun elected Afreximbank board chairperson

Mrs Adeosun will be succeeding the outgoing chairman of the Bank and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda, Ndagijimana Uzziel. The position has a one-year tenure.
Rescue operations continue at a collapsed house on July 8, 2018 in Kumano, Hiroshima, Japan - Getty Images

Japan struggles to deliver relief to victims of worst floods in decades

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan appoints son-in-law finance minister

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan ushered in the new, executive presidential system he had long campaigned for by putting his son-in-law in charge of the economy and promising greater overhaul of a country he has dominated for 15 years.
Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, arrives in court ahead of being charged with corruption, in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9,2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Jacob Zuma’s son charged with corruption, granted bail

Duduzane Zuma, the son of former South African President Jacob Zuma, has been released on bail after being charged for corruption.
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

PDP demands Kemi Adeosun’s immediate sack, arraignment over NYSC certificate scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the sack, arrest and arraignment of Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for alleged criminal forgery of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate.
Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa addresses supporters in Sweet Water on July 3, 2018. Zimbabwe's finance minister says historic elections this month will bolster efforts to revive an economy that he admits "collapsed" due to Robert Mugabe's land reforms. / AFP PHOTO / Wilfred Kajese

Zimbabwe minister sees election boost to ‘collapsed’ economy

Zimbabwe's finance minister says historic elections this month will bolster efforts to revive an economy that he admits "collapsed" due to Robert Mugabe's land reforms.

Ugandan citizens unite against social media tax

Politicians, clerics, feminists and others have formed a broad coalition of Ugandans calling on Tuesday for an end to a social media tax the government hopes will raise revenue and silence "gossip".

Governor Okorocha: President Buhari has shown enough love for Igbo

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the “Igbo love President Buhari. What he is doing in Igboland has touched the Igbos. Let him know we love him and that in 2015, Igbo people played bad Politics, because the Igbos never believed in Buhari but in 2019 Igbo will vote massively for Mr. President.

Angola’s foreign reserves hit $14.6 billion

The net foreign reserves of Angola rose to $14.615 billion in May from $12.798 billion in April, data posted on the Central Bank’s website showed on Friday.

Ukrainian MPs approve anti-corruption court, sack finance minister

A total of 254 lawmakers in the 450-seat parliament supported a motion submitted by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to sack Oleksandr Danylyuk.

Ukraine premier seeks to sack finance minister

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Wednesday he has submitted to parliament a motion for his internationally-respected finance minister to be dismissed.

Nigeria jacks up taxes on cigarette, alcohol

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and cigarette earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from today, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said.

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