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We get many complaints against Obasanjo Foundation –UK Commission

The United Kingdom Charity Commission says it has received many complaints about the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation in London concerning allegations of financial misconduct and conflicts of interest. The UKCC’s spokesperson, Sarah Hitchings, told our correspondent in an email that the commission had also started a broad investigation into the matters because the foundation had violated its regulatory standards. She said, ...

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Blues legend BB King dies at 89

Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his attorney has said. King, who inspired a generation of mainstream guitarists, died late on Thursday, triggering shockwaves across social media, with stars from the music world lining up to pay tribute. The 15-time Grammy award winner was considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and influenced a ...

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Cameron, four Nigerians win in UK election

In one of the most keenly contested general elections in British history, four Nigerians won seats to the revered parliament, making it the first time such feat would be recorded Against all odds, David Cameron has won his re-election bid in one of the fiercest polls in British history. Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain, led the Conservatives to almost a ...

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Patience Jonathan now in Congo, says Presidency

Patience Jonathan

The Presidency on Thursday morning broke its silence on the whereabouts of President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience. The Media Assistant to Mrs. Jonathan, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said the President’s wife is currently in Congo. He said Mrs. Jonathan was in the country to join her colleagues from Africa for the celebration ...

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Drug trafficking : 132 Nigerians waiting to die

.120 on death row in China, 11 in Indonesia, 1 in Singapore Nigeria stands to lose no fewer than 132 citizens who are on death row in various prisons across Indonesia, China and Singapore. While the Taiwan Embassy in Abuja denied knowledge of any Nigerian on death role in its country, the story is totally different in Indonesia who, last ...

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FG demands corpses of executed Nigerians

The Federal Government has condemned the execution of four Nigerians by the Indonesian authorities over drug-related offences, despite pleas for clemency by President Goodluck Jonathan. The government, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, demanded the repatriation of the corpses of the executed Nigerians. It explained that they would be given decent burials by their various communities. A terse ...

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Indonesia dismisses pleas, executes four Nigerians, Australians

Indonesia has executed eight out of nine drug convicts by firing squad despite last-ditch appeals by Australia’s foreign minister for a stay of execution so that claims of corruption during the trials of two Australian prisoners could be investigated. The executions were carried out after midnight (17.30 GMT) at Besi prison on Nusakambangan Island on Tuesday, after the inmates were given 72-hour notice. ...

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$370m Abacha loot traced to Luxembourg

… Swiss government closes doors to looters Nigerians ferrying money to Switzerland will now have to prove that such wealth is acquired legally before they are allowed to lodge such in the European nation’s banks. The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Hans Rudolf Hodel, who disclosed this after a meeting with the President elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, also disclosed that about $370million ...

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Earthquake devastates Nepal, killing more than 1,900

A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 1,900 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks. As officials in Nepal faced the devastation on Sunday morning, they said that most of the deaths occurred in Katmandu ...

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