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Ex-Aso Savings boss, facing two separate trials, arrested again

Ex-Aso Savings boss, facing two separate trials, arrested again

The anti-corruption agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, arrested a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Aliyu, Premium Times has reported. Mrs. Aliyu was arrested outside the court premises by officials of the ICPC, at the end of her daughter’s trial on Wednesday. Mrs. Aliyu, who is facing a current charge by the ICPC

Governments, businesses, CSOs renew commitment to fight corruption at TI conference

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened with a renewed commitment to anti-corruption action from national governments, international organizations and multinational corporations at the end of the opening day. Following a high-level event organized by conference co-hosts DANIDA, the Danish development cooperation agency, more than 45 national governments, businesses and organizations have

Certificate forgery: Why we prosecute Adeleke, spare Adeosun – Poilce

The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation. The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate, stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result obtained by detectives, he

UN, Amnesty International, Red Cross condemn killing of abducted midwife by Boko Haram

Three international organisations, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Amnesty International (AI), and the International Committee for the Cross(ICRC) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa by terrorist group, the Boko Haram. Khorsa, 25 year-old aid worker, who was on duty with the ICRC in Borno State, North

Victim or Villain: The story of Ike Ibeabuchi, the ‘President’ who went to jail

By Nnamdi Okosieme Abuja, Nigeria September 16, 2018 He came from a clan established by a warrior. His hometown, Isuochi, is one of the three autonomous communities making up Umunneochi( known officially as Nneochi), a Local Government Area in Abia State in Nigeria. Legend has it that Ochi, a famed warrior, and wrestler had settled

Amnesty Int’l demands release of report into alleged armed forces abuses

Amnesty International on Monday called on the Nigerian government to immediately publish the report submitted by a presidential panel which investigated alleged human rights violations by the Nigerian armed forces. The seven-member judicial commission was raised in August 2007 by then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a lengthy vacation for an

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg. TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: UN team arrives Benin, backs Obaseki’s fight

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s efforts at curbing the incidence of human trafficking and irregular migration have received renewed backing from the United Nations, as international support swells to halt activities of human traffickers and their associates. Welcoming the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Ms. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, in Benin City, the governor,

Raid on Clark’s home: IGP disbands Special Tactical Squad

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Friday ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad(IGP-SIS) and the redeployment of all its members to other departments and formations of the police, a statement by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said. The statement said senior Officers attached to the Squad who were linked “with