ICC Prosecutors: bar ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo from returning home

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday asked judges to bar former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo from returning to his homeland, a day after he was acquitted on all charges.

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Court Halts Trial of CJN


The planned trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) suffered a setback yesterday as a Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered a halt to proceedings.The CJN, who was facing a six-count charge of alleged false declaration of assets, had been scheduled to appear at the tribunal. He was however absent.day

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Gabon’s Failed Coup

A couple of days ago, a fraction of the Gabonese military attempted to derail the democratic government of their country by a forceful seizure of the reins of power. Fortunately, the coup was aborted by forces loyal to the incumbent government amidst widespread condemnation of the coup attempt. The coup makers claimed that they wanted to break the governance gridlock and “restore democracy” because of the reported illness of the incumbent president Ali Bongo.

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FG asks CJN Onnoghen to vacate office over asset declaration

The Federal Government has declared war against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen asking him to immediately vacate his exalted office as Head of the Nation’s judiciary over alleged sundry asset declaration issues.

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How I rejected bribe from Buhari govt – Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has disclosed how he rejected a bribe from the All Progressives Congress, APC, in a bid to stop him from defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Tambuwal disclosed that the APC-led Federal Government “hurriedly packaged” a road construction project in his village as a way of preventing him from dumping the ruling party.
He made the disclosure at a rally in Silame area of the state while flagging-off PDP campaigns.

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China to back Nigeria’s anti-insurgency battle with N2bn

China has pledged N2 billion (¥50 million) in military equipment to support Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram.

The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjuan, said the initiative was part of military cooperation agreed upon by both nations in 2018.

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