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Leaked documents destroy reputation of Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos, 46, the daughter of Angola’s long-running leader of 38 years, was mostly seen as untouchable in Luanda.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Presidency dismisses Transparency’s corruption index on Nigeria

Transparency International’s corruption perception index cannot be taken seriously because it is not “fact-based”, a presidential spokesperson has said.

Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft.
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 berates Transparency International over low rating of Nigeria’s anti-graft war

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has berated Transparency International (TI) over its ranking of Nigeria as the 146th of the 180 analysed on the organisation’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Transparency: Corruption worse in Nigeria

Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation in the world.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC: Transparency International corruption index assessment of Nigeria baseless, illogical

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has condenmed in strong terms, the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI, recently released by Transparency International, TI, which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries analysed.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Nigeria now fourth most corrupt country in West Africa

Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC: Federal government’s success on corruption fight not backed with evidence

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said Nigeria’s claim to a successful fight against corruption is not backed by facts.

Nigeria drops two places on Transparency International’s latest corruption index

Nigeria has dropped two places on the annual corruption perception index published by Transparency International.
Angola has reached out to a number of countries for help in recouping funds lost to corruption in the past, the country’s minister of state for economic coordination, Manuel Jose Nunes Junior, said yesterday.

Angola reach out to other countries in corruption crackdown

Angola has reached out to a number of countries for help in recouping funds lost to corruption in the past, the country’s minister of state for economic coordination, Manuel Jose Nunes Junior, said yesterday.

Angola vows to bring back Isabel dos Santos after ‘Luanda Leaks’ release

Authorities in Angola have said they will use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's former president, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.
Jide Ojo

Phenomenon of spiritual corruption in Nigeria

Nigeria is a very religious society no doubt. Churches, mosques and shrines dot the country’s landscape. The atheist population in Nigeria is very insignificant as many of the citizens are adherents of Christianity, Islam or African Indigenous Religions. Our religiosity reflects not only in our modes of worship but also in our names and ways of dressing. Religious festivals are commonplace here. The Osun Osogbo Festival holds every August in Osogbo. There is the Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife. The Ojude Oba Festival is celebrated in Ijebu-Ode on the second day of the Eid el Kabir festival. Easter and Christmas celebrations are observed annually by Christians. These are apart from the annual church congresses and conventions.
Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet was detained following a complaint from the state inspectorate general for fraud, the spokesperson said.

Former Chadian premier arrested on fraud allegations

A Chadian minister, who served as the country's premier from 2013-16 was arrested on Sunday over fraud allegations, a police spokesperson told AFP.
Joseph Muscat at a press conference in Valletta in the early hours of Friday morning. Yara Nardi-Reuters

Maltese premier under pressure to resign over slain reporter case

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat came under increasing pressure to resign Friday as protesters cried foul over the latest twist in the case of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Security votes: Court allows suit against President Buhari, National Assembly leaders to go ahead

Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted leave to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to proceed with a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari and five others over their alleged failure to disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of an estimated N241.2 billion yearly security votes for the twenty year period between 1999 and 2019.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: Anti-hate speech bill an abuse of legislative process

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the bill being conceived by the National Assembly to tackle hate speeches and other social media related contents is an abuse of legislative process.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

SERAP sues President Buhari, National Assembly leadership over security votes

A rights group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is seeking an answer and has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, asking the Federal High court to order them disclose details of allocations.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Panic as two ‘Lassa fever’ cases reported in Calabar

There was trepidation, Monday among residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital over reported case of Lassa fever at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.

Lagos to begin full enforcement of ban on Okada, tricycles February 1

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, has disclosed that the state would from February 1, commence full implementation of the ban on all motorcycles and tricycles in some major parts of the metropolis.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Osun government, Muslim group disagree over Amotekun

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo council poll: 101 APC aspirants vie for 18 chairmanship seats at screening

No fewer than 101 aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Ondo State are vying for the 18 chairmanship seats in the ongoing screening exercise of the party in Akure, the state capital in preparation for the April 18, 2020 local government election.