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The Supreme Court in Nigeria in Abuja has struck out President Goodluck Jonathan's appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal.
Nigeria's anti-graft body, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has urged Nigerians to join in the fight against corruption in the oil producing nation.
Nigeria's Minister of Finance Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is calling for a transparent regime in the remittance and management of recovered stolen public assets.The Nigerian Finance Minister made the call, while addressing the opening ceremony of a National Conference on Stolen Assets Recovery and the Management of Proceeds of Crime.
With growing attacks and further threats from Boko Haram Islamist sect, Nigerian police put up a show of force during the country’s 51st independence celebration over the weekend, while President Goodluck Jonathan vows to begin adding value to Nigeria’s crude oil production.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is this Saturday 1 October marking its 51st independence anniversary.
Nigeria is caught between new policies aimed at reform and power and influence of the political heavyweights. And one of the political heavyweights is no doubt Bola Tinubu—a former Governor of Lagos state, who is now Senator in the Nigeria’s National Assembly.
Negotiations between the Nigerian government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU broke down at the weekend, prompting the union to call a one-week warning strike starting today, Monday.
The man said to be the mastermind of the bombing of the UN headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja last August remains at large, though some other suspects have since been arrested.
Many Nigerians continue to express outrage about the spate of bombings and armed attacks saying that they are “too much, too many.”
There have been heated debates in several quarters in Liberia since news began circulating that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is on the verge of bringing in troops from Nigeria to help keep the peace and discourage any violence during the October polls.