Nigeria Crime

Gunmen ambush convoy of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State in Nigeria, kill several people

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned an ambush on Friday on the entourage of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of Civilian-JTF.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari assents to police bill 2020

Nigerian President President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020.The President in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National...

Lawan denies receiving COVID-19 palliatives from NDCC

The Senate has challenged the Executive Director (Projects) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojuogboh, to provide evidence to back up his claim that members of the National Assembly were beneficiaries of COVID-19 palliatives...

Nine ‘internet prince charming’ Nigerians arrested over love scams

Nigeria has arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in Minna, Niger State, the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) said on Friday.The suspected scammers were arrested following...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after...

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after a night in police custody.Mr....

Confusion over identities of security agents who arrested Ibrahim Magu, Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar accused of financial fraud

The Nigerian secret service has denied arresting Ibrahim Magu, the powerful acting chairman of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and a local newspaper reported that the security agents who arrested him on Monday...

Nigerian senate calls for probe over herdsmen attack on Benue communities

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday urged the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies in the country to carry out a comprehensive investigation into attacks by herdsmen on Echori and Itakpa communities in Benue state, with...

Nigerian court orders fresh trial of Blue Dolphin Limited over illegal oil bunkering

Justice Philomena Ekpe of the Court of Appeal, Calabar division, Cross Rivers State,   on Tuesday, May 19, 2020  set aside the decision of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which acquitted Edward...

Angola: Why is it called corruption when it is in Africa and lobbying when it is happening in Washington DC?

In June 2019, Washington Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) was awarded the $4.1 million contract by the government of Angola.Officially, the goal was to promote Angola's national interest. But in fact SPB was...

Lagos lawmakers say embattled Speaker Obasa bought them SUVs because they begged him

A statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA by the office of the Speaker read:Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday dispelled claims in some quarters that the purchase of...

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South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

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Principality of Andorra becomes IMF’s 190th Member

The Principality of Andorra joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, becoming the Fund's 190th member.Ambassador...

Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now highly unlikely amid COVID-19 – Report

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IMF’s Georgieva says second round of support coming to Africa but Oxfam argues debt cancelation the only way out of COVID-19 turmoil

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday that the Washington DC-based institution is...

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