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Nigeria: EFCC Set To Prosecute Former Governors Accused Of Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it still has plans to prosecute former Governors who embezzled funds. This was disclosed by the EFCC Zonal Head, South-South, Ishaq Salihu, in an interview on Saturday. Salihu insisted that they would not bow to external pressure in its anti-corruption war. …

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Your ‘rabidly intolerant regime is a dismal failure’, Swazi’s King Mswati III told

Civil society groups have demanded that Swaziland’s absolute monarch repeal a 44 year decree banning political parties. The decree which was passed in 1973 by the father to the current King Mswati III, “outlawed political parties, dissolved parliament and placed legislative, executive and judicial powers in the hands of the …

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Nigeria: President Buhari to formally return to power on Monday

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will send a letter to parliament next week to formally resume power, after nearly two months away on medical leave, his spokesman said on Friday. Femi Adesina said in a tweet that the letter to the National Assembly will be sent on Monday, adding: “That makes …

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Nigeria fixes presidential elections for February 2019

Nigeria’s next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in February 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced. INEC said on Thursday the early release of the election timetable was “to allow for proper planning by the commission, political parties, security agencies, candidates and all stakeholders”. Presidential and …

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Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to continue as acting president: Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he will not resume power immediately and instead leave his deputy in charge after returning from nearly two months’ medical leave in Britain. A Nigerian Air Force jet carrying the 74-year-old landed at the airport in the northern city of Kaduna at about …

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Only Zuma can remove Dlamini – Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will not support calls for the removal of embattled Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini‚ saying only President Jacob Zuma is in a position to evaluate a minister’s performance. Ramaphosa was answering a wide range of questions in the National Assembly yesterday‚ including on the social grant …

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