Former Cameroon airlines boss jailed for life for US$56-m graft

Fotso, already sentenced to 25 years behind bars in a separate graft case, “took the rap for life”, said a source close to the Special Criminal Tribunal, set up in the central African country to try major corruption cases. The judges “found Mr. Fotso guilty of embezzling 32.4 billion CFA francs” (US$55.7 million) when he Read more

DSS Arrests and Detains Saraki’s SSA

Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the Senior Special Assistant to the Senate President on Youth and Student Matters and President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has been arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his brother, Obinna Ikeagwuonu who raised alarm on Ikenga’s arrest Read more

Agbekoya Asks Govt to Call Herdsmen to Order

The Agbekoya Farmers Revolutionary Group (AFRG) in the country has called on the federal government to caution and call the Fulani herdsman to order over the incessant killing of the innocent farmers across the country which are on the increase and unsettling. Baale of Agbekoya Farmers Revolutionary Group, Chief Olalere Ayalu made the call in Read more

South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay plans to expand into Nigeria

South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay plans to expand into Nigeria next year through a partnership with a local conglomerate, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on its home market, it said on Tuesday. Pick n Pay already operates in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia and plans to open new stores in Ghana next Read more