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FG set to repatriate Abacha, Dieziani, Ibori, Aluko loot

Funds to be channeled towards roads, 2nd Niger bridge    The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the commencement of the repatriation of stolen assets from the United States, which will be signed next week. The looted assets to be repatriated...

Corruption: Transparency International ranks Nigeria 146 out of 180

No Evidence to Back up claim, FG Reacts   Nigeria has been ranked the 146th most corrupt country out of 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index, published by transparency international. According to the report released on Thursday, Nigeria dropped two...

BREAKING : Justice Minister, Malami, Orders DSS : Release Dasuki, Sowore Now

Like a thunderbolt, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has directed the Department of State Service (DSS) to release both the immediate past National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, and #RevolutionNow’ protest...

Nigeria’s Justice Minister to DSS: Hands off, handover Sowore’s case

...directs immediate transfer of case file to his office   Amid smearing embarrassment and condemnation on the rearrest and trial of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS), the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has...

Court orders FG to recover pensions collected by former governors serving as ministers, NASS members

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment, has ordered the federal government to recover pensions collected by former governors, now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly. The court also directed the Attorney General...

HEDA’s False Alarm Over New Rule By AGF Malami

By Taiwo Odulana A civil society organization, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, uncharacteristically raised a false anti-corruption alarm a few days ago when it issued a statement giving the Attorney General of the Federal, Abubakar Malami, 14 days ultimatum...

Buhari is ignoring Nigerian judges, we must not let him get away with it

By Kolawole Olaniyan   President Muhammadu Buhari’s government record on the rule of law is chilling. Since assuming power on May 29, 2015, Mr Buhari has showed a stunning disregard for the rule of law and human rights, ignoring Nigerian judges...

$9.6bn judgment against Nigeria: Justice Minister, CBN Gov. others head for UK court

By Kunle Akinsola   Nigeria’s legal team headed by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami and the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, is in the United Kingdom for a  fresh legal battle against...

Charges against Sowore a mockery of Nigeria justice system, SERAP to Malami

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has described the charges filed against the detained Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, as a “hideous mockery of Nigeria’s criminal justice systems”. The group in an open letter signed by its Deputy Director,...

$9.6bn judgement: Group condemns plans by ‘hired groups’ to blackmail Malami

  A civil society group, Guidance of Democracy and Development, Transparency and Accountability Initiative Against Corruption, along with five other civil society groups, have condemned plans by “hired unpatriotic civil society groups” to blackmail the Attorney General of the Federation...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student...
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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...

COVID-19: FG lists guidelines for reopening of churches, mosques

    guidelines are baseline for states, free to introduce other conditions Ahead of the reopening of churches and mosques nationwide, the Federal Government on Tuesday released...