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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

The trio of Alison-Madueke, Aluko and Omokore were listed as persons of interest in the civil complaint filed at the US District Court, Houston, Texas.

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has been sent to prison on Sunday over financial charges.

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INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

“When law takes its course against those who loot the nation, we have to unite against those who seek an escape route,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

The vote by the committee prompted other lawmakers to shout “Temer out!” and “Purchased vote!” while others responded by saying “Long live Temer!”

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Corruption Undermining Efforts to Rebuild Ukraine in line With EU Norms

UKRAINE POLITICS: Corruption Undermining Efforts to Rebuild Ukraine in line With EU Norms

European Union and International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s financial backer, called for the creation of a specialised anti-corruption court.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim Clarifies Role the Bank Played in the Spending of Recovered Loot By Abacha

NIGERIA POLITICS: World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim Clarifies Role the Bank Played in the Spending of Recovered Loot By Abacha

The Bank responded SERAP letter dated April 28 2017 seeking clarifications on its role in the spending of recovered funds stolen by General Sani Abacha.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption charges.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

The most shocking discoveries was that the text in documents Maryam sent to the investigators, allegedly from 2006, was rendered in the “Calibri” font.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

Rodrigo Maia speaker of lower house of Brazil’s Congress urged that a vote be held this week on a corruption charge facing President Michel Temer.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

The Mugabe family reportedly has more than 10 farms, becoming part of the new land aristocracy ushered in by government’s chaotic land reform programme.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

Tension in PNG has been high for months amid a groundswell of unrest following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

Javier Duarte, who governed Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until last year, denies any wrongdoing.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, stressed the long-term commitment needed to combat cross-border illicit financial transactions.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan to Testify Over $1.3 Oil Block Sale Scandal

NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan to Testify Over $1.3 Oil Block Sale Scandal

It is “imperative evidence should be taken from former president Jonathan,” said a statement from National Assembly committee investigating the deal.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Investigator Okwor Shot and Wounded

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Investigator Okwor Shot and Wounded

“Before the incident, the officer had been receiving threatening text messages,” said EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US

Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, who is the national director of anti-corruption in Colombia, was arrested on Tuesday. He faces extradition to America.

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UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report

UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report

Cameron reportedly met with then-FIFA vice president Mong-Joon Chung not long before the December 2010 vote and “asked Mr. Chung to vote for England’s bid.”

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ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

“Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,” said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia’s lower house leader. “He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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