Panel clears AfDB president of corruption charges

Posted by - July 29, 2020

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been cleared of corruption charges after a review by an independent panel. The US, one of the bank’s biggest shareholders, insisted on a new inquiry in April after an internal review cleared Akinwumi Adesina. Whistleblowers had accused the Nigerian of giving contracts to friends and appointing

Prosecutors give Zuma Jan 31 deadline to present his case

Posted by - December 11, 2017

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of next month. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand ($2.20 billion) government arms deal arranged in the

Tinubu vs Jonathan: The silly things they said to each other

Posted by - November 17, 2017

Yesterday, APC leader and former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu made some derogatory remarks about former presdident Goodluck Jonathan during his address at the presentation of a book titled, “Making Steady Sustainable Progress” authored by President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Today, Jonathan has fired back with his own

S.African court upholds corruption charges against Zuma

Posted by - October 13, 2017

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, piling further pressure on a head of state already facing several scandals. Zuma was appealing against a High Court ruling in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision