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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma in court to face corruption charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, a scandal from the 1990s that has come back to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power.

Governor Okowa clears SSG of fraudulent allegations

Despite allegations of corrupt practices on the part of the Secretary to the Government of Delta State, Mr. Ovie Festus Agas, the state governor, has expressed implicit confidence in the scribe.

Thousands expected to march in support of South Africa’s Zuma at court appearance

Thousands of supporters of former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday are expected to march to the Durban High Court on Friday, where Zuma will face corruption charges related to a decades-old arms deal.

Jacob Zuma to appear in court on graft charges April 6

South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, is due to appear in court on April 6 to face charges of corruption in a years-old 2.5 billion dollars arms deal, his lawyer said on Monday.

Visa racketeer defrauds applicant of N1.7 million

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 31-year-old man, Innocent Augustine, in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding one Onyebuchi Nnaji of N1.7m through visa racketeering.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is being victimised – son

The former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Monday defended his father who is facing criminal charges, saying he is being victimised for calling for expropriation of land.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa's former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 18 charges of corruption, the director of public prosecutions has confirmed.

Corruption, racketeering hindering federal social investment programme – Maryam Uwais

Corrupt practices in states, exploitation of the vulnerable and other vices are hindering the smooth running of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), the Federal Government has said.

Governor Ganduje condemns ‘land racketeering’ in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, has condemned what he called ‘racketeering in land administration’ in the state, saying that the phenomenon was so alarming that some former Commissioners of Land in the state signed Certificates of Occupancy even after leaving office.

President Buhari commissions new rail vehicles, dry port in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned 10 new coaches and two new locomotives for the Kaduna – Abuja train service at Rigasa train station in Kaduna.

Federal govt to increase Abuja-Kaduna train ticket fares

The Federal Government said it plans to increase train ticket sale for the Abuja-Kaduna route after Thursday’s commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari.

FIFA suspends Brazil federation president Marco Polo del Nero

Brazil's football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a FIFA ethics investigation.

New York attack suspect faces expanded 22-count indictment

The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York in the name of the Islamic State group has been slapped with murder charges, US prosecutors said Tuesday.

FIFA bans three ex football officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former football officials from Guam, Nicaragua, and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

FIFA bribery trial to kick off in New York

The FIFA corruption trial is to get underway with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

Governor Rochas Okorocha is killing me

After calling out the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in ten months, I gave up. The governor has the whole of Imo as his duchy and he will do what he will do. So, what’s the point?

South African court clears way for President Jacob Zuma’s corruption prosecution

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

Day US lost 2018 World Cup ticket, happiest in my life – Jack Warner

Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, the Trinidad businessman banned for life from football after charges in a US corruption investigation, was joyful at the Americans ouster from the 2018 World Cup.

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