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Madagascar goes to the polls to pick next president

Madagascar votes on Wednesday for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis.
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS-Caitlin Ochs

President and predecessor feud in proudly stable Botswana

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama in an unprecedented clash in a nation that prides itself on stability.
Akere Muna

Cameroon court sentences opposition figure Akere Muna in forgery case

A Cameroon court has sentenced former opposition presidential candidate and anti-corruption campaigner Akere Muna to a three-year suspended sentence on forgery charges.
FILE PHOTO- Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith - RC1A35221360-File Photo

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.

[email protected]: Muhammadu Buhari’s administration reminiscent of colonial rule – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has no rectitude to preside over the nation’s Independence Anniversary as its insensitivity, impunity and oppressive proclivities are reminiscent of colonial rule.
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Money launderers turn EU banks into playground

European Union nations may boast the world’s most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that money launderers are good at exploiting the bloc’s Achilles’ heel: A patent lack of coordination.

Transparency: Bribery going unpunished in world’s top exporting economies

Cross-border bribery and corruption are worldwide phenomena conducted with impunity, with both developed and developing countries failing to enforce anti-corruption laws and conventions, a report released Wednesday found.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday denied media reports that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party to actualize his presidential bid.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar accuses President Buhari of compromising on corruption

Former Vice President and leading aspirant for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 presidential race, Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of compromising corruption.

Cash transaction as security vote hits $670 million yearly

Transparency International (TI), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said $670 million was transacted annually in cash as security vote in Nigeria.

Transparency: President, governors spend over N241 billion on security votes yearly

Transparency International says the President, 36 governors and 774 local government chairmen across the country, spend $670m (N241bn) yearly on security votes which are not subject to audit or legislative oversight.
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.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s stance on rule of law strange to extant laws

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement of prioritizing national interest above the rule of law is strange to the nation’s extant laws.
Congolese opponent Jean-Pierre Bemba (C), escorted by police officers and bodyguards, leaves the office of the Independent Electoral Commission after applying to be a candidate for next presidential elections of December 23, in Kinshasa, on August 2, 2018.Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba announced August 2, 2018 in Kinshasa that he had applied to be a candidate for the presidential election of December 23, the day after his return to the Democratic Republic of Congo, after ten years spent in the prisons of the ICC. / AFP PHOTO / Junior D. KANNAH

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DR Congo election

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's political party on Saturday announced it would appeal a decision to reject his candidacy in Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming presidential elections.
China's Export-Import Bank funded 90 percent of the railway's construction costs [Khalil Senosi-AP]

Kenya: Officials accused of corruption in flagship rail project

Kenyan authorities have arrested several senior officials on suspicion of corruption over their management of a flagship $3.2bn railway project.
Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila in talks to determine successor in DR Congo’s election

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila scheduled talks on Tuesday with allies to discuss hand-picking a candidate to run in upcoming elections on the eve of a key campaign deadline, sources said.

Court jails 46 bankers, businessmen over multi-million dollar lending scam

A court in Vietnam convicted 46 former bankers and businessmen of corruption on Monday over a multi-million-dollar lending scam spearheaded by the once-powerful chairman of Vietnam’s Construction Bank.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s invitation by ICC an indictment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Netherlands was a sign of reprimand for the spate of bloodletting, extra-judicial executions, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture and reported disappearances in the country.
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.

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Police inspector killed during shootout with herdsmen in Delta

The remains of a police inspector, simply identified as Muhammad, was Thursday recovered after he was declared missing following a gun battle with armed herdsmen at a bush in Uvwiamughe community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

Tipper driver flees after killing two in Anambra

A tipper driver on Thursday killed two persons at Mbanakwa Okpuno, Nnewichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Tribunal upholds Akwa Ibom governor’s victory

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday upheld the March 9 election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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Bayelsa guber: APC’ll shock PDP – lawmaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would receive the greatest shocker of its life by losing the November 16 governorship election says All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representatives member, representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli.