The money was “derived through corruption” during the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, according to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery Fund.
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In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.
An independent U.S. watchdog named 16 nations “countries of particular concern” for engaging in “systematic, egregious violations” of religious freedom.
Renewed aspirations for democracy in Africa could more effectively be promoted by a joint leadership of free African States than by external conditionality. Africa’s salvation must come from within Africa.
Unidentified men today arrested Jones Abiri, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa.
Zimbabwean state security agents have seized a consignment of a new book written by Olusegun Obasanjo and MDC deputy chairperson Tendai Biti.
The amazing impact of the recent Nollywood blockbuster “Water of Gold” is a fascinating example of the power of political art.
Nigeria’s elections need serious reform after being marred by violence, systemic failings and low turnout, the European Union observer mission said Monday.
Nigerians vote for powerful governor posts amid reports of heavy military deployment and attacks against electoral facilities in a few areas.
Praise singers have a history of working for politicians in northern Nigeria. Alot has beeen done this past week ahead of Nigeria’s gubernatorial elections.