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Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, appeared in court in Kuala Lumpur on Friday charged with 45 counts of corruption, the latest senior politician to be charged with suspected graft since May's general election brought the country's first change in government in 60 years.
Malaysia has frozen over 400 bank accounts as part of a probe into a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, a task force said on Monday, as the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak was summoned for questioning.
Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit (28.6 million dollars) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft probe into a state fund founded by former premier Najib Razak.
Handbags stuffed with cash, a number of jewellery items and hundreds of expensive purses were among the items seized from apartment units and homes owned by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's family, during the second night of police raids in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king on Wednesday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election that will test his hold on power amid allegations of massive corruption in his government.
Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.
EFCC operatives on Saturday searched an apartment in a building occupied sons of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and ex-Abia Governor Theodore Orji
World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo
Local council official says 150 bandits sacked from some villages in Zamfara are now hibernating in Niger State
Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad says South Africa could step in as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) warns that it would be dangerous to deny Nigerians free, fair and credible elections in 2019, a situation that might result in political conflict
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) accuses the chairman of the federal government renegotiation committee, Wale Babalakin, of planning to truncate ongoing national strike
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) amendment Act.
Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 ($450,000) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), yesterday warned that it will not accept the sales of the nation’s Four Refineries as been muted in certain quarters.
Forum of Non-governmental Organisation (FOGON), on Wednesday, petitioned the Government of the United States, for allegedly issuing a travel visa to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, ahead of next year’s elections.