Our job is to fight corruption – Naira Marley tells youths

Our job is to fight corruption – Naira Marley tells youths

Naira Marley By Taiwo Okanlawon Controversial singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, who is currently facing fraud allegations has joined other anti-corruption campaigners to remind Nigerian youths of their duties and obligations to their country. The Soapy crooner whose car theft allegation was also dropped recently is popularly known for songs that glorify … Read more…

Trump foe Michael Avenatti arrested for bail violation in California

Trump foe Michael Avenatti arrested for bail violation in California

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside of a New York court house after a hearing in a case where he is accused of stealing $300,000 from a former client, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels on July 23, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Michael Avenatti, the controversial lawyer facing … Read more…

Israel's Netanyahu will seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in corruption cases

Israel’s Netanyahu will seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in corruption cases

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks after being tasked by President Reuven Rivlin (not in frame) with forming a new government, during a press conference in Jerusalem on September 25, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA | AFP | Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the … Read more…

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir gets two years’ detention for corruption

KHARTOUM – Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years’ detention in a correctional center for corruption in the first of several cases against the ousted autocrat. The charges stemmed from millions of dollars received by the toppled strongman from Saudi Arabia. In a statement late Saturday, the prosector general confirmed al-Bashir … Read more…

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

KHARTOUM: A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide … Read more…

Former Sudanese ruler Omar Hassan al-Bashir is convicted of corruption, money laundering

Former Sudanese ruler Omar Hassan al-Bashir is convicted of corruption, money laundering

“While this trial is a positive step toward accountability for some of his alleged crimes, he remains wanted for heinous crimes committed against the Sudanese people,” Joan Nyanyuki said in August. Nyanyuki is Amnesty International’s director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. Bashir’s prosecution — as well as other judicial cases against … Read more…

Iraqis set fire to Iranian consulate

The anti-government demonstrations in Iraq have reached a new quality: the anger of the participants is increasingly directed against Iran. Najaf, Naziriya and, of course, Baghdad remain centers of protest. In the Shiite holy Iraqi city of Najaf, protesters stormed the Iranian consulate and set fire to it. The building burned out. The diplomatic mission had been evacuated … Read more…

The fight for Russian science

Restraint, corruption, lack of quality characterize Russia’s research. Although the Kremlin demands scientific world class – but he himself increasingly torpedo the freedom of research. Recently there was an outcry from Russian academics. The Minister of Education has ordered that scientists must register every meeting with researchers from abroad – a clear push to limit contact with … Read more…