FIFA bans Africa football chief Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years over corruption
The Madagascan official has been handed a five-year ban from all football-related activity for financial misconduct. His misappropriation of funds included a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Lady laments doing business in Nigeria: “How can you do the right thing and still get punished!”
“How can you do the right thing and still get punished for it,” laments Abuja-based restaurateur, as CORRUPT Federal Capital Territory Council personnel seal off her restaurant with staff and customers inside!
COVID-19: Aspirin to be tested as a potential drug in UK study, Election not over – Trump campaign and more
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South Africa lockdown relaxed but trust in government still hard hit by corruption
In tonight's edition: South Africa's response to the coronavirus has been praised, but trust in the government is still hard hit by corruption. In Cameroon, police fire tear gas and water cannon to break up opposition protests. Dozens of people are reportedly arrested. And finally, Mali celebrates 60 years of independence from France.
Lagos denounce wastebasket order
A video emerged online capturing officers who say they are from the Lagos State Vehicle Waste Basket agency (LAVMAB) accosting a man for using a wastebasket he bought from Ekiti in a Lagos State registered vehicle. However, the Commissioner for environment Lagos, Tunji Bello, claimed that the persons seen in the video were not authorized by the state to harass and extort motorist and that the agency does not exist.
Spain's former king Juan Carlos, suspected of corruption, heads for exile
Spain's former King Juan Carlos, who is under investigation for corruption, announced he plans to go into exile, the royal palace says. of former king Juan Carlos
Bulgaria anti-government protesters block crossroads
Bulgarian protesters have occupied two major crossroads in the capital, Sofia, promising to block the traffic until the government resigns. They accuse the administration of corruption and suppressing freedom of speech.
Ibrahim Magu and media trial || Inside Stuff
The suspended chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, earlier in the week, wrote the Ayo Salami investigative panel, debunking media reports linking him to acts of corruption.
Thousands of protesters in Israel call on Netanyahu to resign
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is unfit to lead at a time when he is on trial for corruption. Israelis are also voicing their anger at worsening unemployment and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Why Governor Nyesom Wike comes to the rescue of former NDDC boss Joi Nunieh
In Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, unidentified security personnel stormed the home of former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joi Nunieh. Their bid to pick up the former NDDC boss without an arrest warrant was however thwarted by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike who came to her rescue before whisking her away to the safety of Government House, Port Harcourt.