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Ex-General seeks probe of $2.1 billion recovered from Abuja home

A retired General of the Nigerian Army, Adamu Yusuf, on Tuesday requested an investigation into the circumstances following the recovery of about $2.1bn and other assets by some security officials from a residence allegedly linked to a former public officer in Abuja.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.
Julian Assange in a police van in London after his arrest. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

Julian Assange held in London’s Belmarsh prison

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being held in London’s high-security Belmarsh prison which has housed some of Britain’s most notorious inmates, a legal source told AFP Friday.
Anders Kompass

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala

Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the “political situation in the country and bilateral relations” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday.

Fallen window from hotel kills tourist

A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail on Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy.
Chinese athletes

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported.
President Buhari Unveils Buhari Unity Band in State House on 15th Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: Africa must unite against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari calls on every African, especially the younger generation, to collaborate on every front towards ensuring that corruption becomes a thing of the past on the continent

N-Power to sanction monitors who extort money from volunteers

The Presidency says it will neither tolerate truancy nor allow independent assessors to extort money from N-power volunteers across the country.

Contractor set to testify before Kano assembly panel over alleged bribery video

The contractor behind the videos showing Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, collecting and stashing in his cloth bundles of US dollar, says he is ready to testify before the state Assembly panel investigating the matter.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.

Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.

EFCC working on petition linking President Buhari’s chief of staff to contract scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has started work on a petition linking Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to a contract scam.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Official: Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe

According to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, a whistleblower prompted an investigation into alleged MTN infractions that last week led to a demand for $8.1 billion taken out of Nigeria to be brought back.
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Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team accused of ‘sabotage’ in newspaper report

The report has revealed how Qatar allegedly hired a PR firm and former CIA agents 'to pump out fake propaganda' about rivals including USA and Australia.
National Action leader Christopher Lythgoe

British neo-Nazi leader gets eight years in prison

The leader of a banned British neo-Nazi group was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday over a plot to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper and a female police officer.

Software engineer ‘who leaked CIA secrets to WikiLeaks’ in trouble

The United States has filed charges against a software engineer who allegedly leaked a trove of classified documents pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programme to whistleblower outfit WikiLeaks.

President Buhari urged to investigate EFCC chief Magu’s aide over alleged extortion, abuse of...

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) have been asked to compel the investigation of one Abubakar Madaki, a personal assistant to the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over alleged acts of extortion and abuse of office.

PACAC: 8,000 whistleblowers recorded in one year

No fewer than 8,000 whistleblowers were recorded by the federal government in the last one year, the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) has said.

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Supreme Court dismisses suit challenging Borno governor’s nomination

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Idris Mamman-Gatumbwa challenging the nomination of Governor Babagana Zulum by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.

Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

IMN kicks as court adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail hearing

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

CSOs give Governor Ayade 60 days to conduct council polls

A coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River, have given Governor Ben Ayade 60 days to conduct local government election in the state.