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Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
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National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

Abacha loot: PDP frustrated by lack of access to funds – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clashed with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the latter’s allegation that the Federal Government plans to loot the recovered $311 million repatriated funds from United States (U.S.) and the Island of Jersey.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Why I referred to recovered ‘Abacha loot’ as ‘assets’

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, defended his labelling of the returned $311 million looted by a former Nigeria military leader, Sani Abacha, as “Abacha assets.”
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

Abacha loot: Why PDP is angry about $311 million returned to Nigeria – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says going by the Peoples Democratic Party’s statement on $311 million Abacha loot returned to Nigeria, the opposition was vexed that the money wasn’t returned when they were in power.

Nigeria receives $3.4 billion IMF emergency fund

Nigeria has received a $3.4 billion emergency fund from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), less than 24 hours after receiving $311 million of stolen money stashed in the United States and Jersey island.

US: $311 million repatriated Abacha loot different from additional $319 million loot in France,...

The United States Government has said that the $311 million Abacha loot repatriated to the federal government last week was distinct and separate from an additional $167 million in stolen assets also forfeited in the United Kingdom (UK) and France, as well as $152 million still in active litigation in the UK.

Presidency: $311 million recovered Abacha loot already allocated

The Presidency says the $311m stolen during the Abacha regime and returned to Nigeria from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey, on Monday, May 4, 2020, has already been allocated.

ANEEJ, MANTRA partners laud repatriation of $311.7 million Abacha III loot

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, and partners on the Monitoring Transparency and Accountability in the Management of Returned Assets, MANTRA, Tuesday, lauded another repatriation of $311,797,866 of Abacha III loot to Nigeria from the United States of America and the Bailiwick of Jersey.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria receives $311 million Abacha loot from US, Jersey

Malam Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation confirmed this on Monday in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations at his office, Dr Umar Gwandu.

Nigeria receives $311 million repatriated Abacha loot

The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, said approximately $311,797,866.11 of the Abacha loot was repatriated from the US and Jersey.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Mikel Obi donates food items to the needy in Jos

“Together we can all help. Today in Jos. Where I grew up,” reads a post on his Instagram page with pictures of the items and a banner of Mikel wearing a Nigerian jersey.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

US gives stern warning against diversion of $308 million Abacha loot

The United States warned the Federal Government of Nigeria to be prepared to “replace” the $308 million to be repatriated from funds looted by a former military ruler, the late General Sani Abacha, if it failed to use the money on public projects agreed upon.
DFL CEO Christian Seifert holds a speech during the 2018 DFL New Year Reception at Thurn & Taxis Palais on January 16, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann-Bongarts-Getty Images

German football ‘must repay trust’ – Bundesliga chief

The boss of the Bundesliga says the German league must repay the trust shown by Angela Merkel’s government if football returns, as expected on May 9, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka scores their second goal. REUTERS-Michael Dalder

German clubs buoyed by potential mid-May season restart

German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz listen during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Austrian government led by a conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and the Austrian Green party in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo-Ronald Zak)

Austrian restaurants, churches and some schools to reopen

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