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Nigerian ex-military chiefs in arms fraud probe

<strong>The Nigerian president has ordered 20 former military chiefs and officers to be investigated over alleged arms procurement fraud. </strong> Among them are the chiefs of defence and air staff under the last administration. President Muhammadu Buhari’s office said it was “on the recommendation of” a committee set up to examine procurement from 2007 to 2015. The activities of 20 […]

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Switzerland and Nigeria discuss return of $300 million stolen by Abacha

ABUJA (Reuters) – Authorities in Switzerland are in talks to arrange the return to Nigeria of $300 million confiscated from the family of its former military ruler, Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s foreign minister said. The corruption watchdog Transparency International has accused Abacha of stealing up to $5 billion of public money during his five years running the oil-rich nation, from 1993 […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari orders probe of 38 people, firms over arms deals

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe 38 former military chiefs, officers and companies for alleged arms procurement fraud, a presidency statement said on Friday. Among those listed are former chiefs of defense and air staff that served under former president Goodluck Jonathan. The statement added that the order was […]

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Amnesty programme to continue for at least 1 year

Since 2009, the programme has provided job training and education to former rebels who wrought havoc on the oil-rich southern region before that by kidnapping foreign workers and attacking oil facilities, crippling the country’s key industry. Nigeria’s amnesty programme for former Niger Delta militants will continue for at least another year contrary to expectations that it was due to be […]

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Edzai Kasinauyo suspended by Zimbabwe FA over match-fixing allegation

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has provisionally suspended committee member Edzai Kasinauyo over allegations of match-fixing. The former international has denied the allegations in the local press. A statement from Zifa said the investigations are ongoing. “The suspension has been occasioned by allegations of match fixing ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland,” it […]

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