Betta Edu and Predecessor Sadiya Umar-Farouq Passports Seized by EFCC

Betta Edu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken action in the ongoing investigations into scandals within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Passports belonging to the suspended Minister, Betta Edu, and her predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, have been seized by the EFCC. Edu, currently facing questioning at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, is […]

Niger: Son Of Deposed President Released On Bail Amidst Political Turmoil

Deposed President

Salem Bazoum, the son of Niger’s ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, who was overthrown in a coup last year, has been provisionally released on bail, as confirmed by a Niamey military tribunal. The 22-year-old had been held in custody along with his parents since the military coup took place on July 26, 2023. According to a […]

France: Gabriel Attal Appointed As Youngest Prime Minister

France

In a move aimed at injecting new momentum into his presidency, French leader Emmanuel Macron has chosen Gabriel Attal as the country’s prime minister. At 34 years old, Attal not only becomes the youngest prime minister in France’s history but also the first openly gay head of government. The decision comes in the wake of […]

Minister Betta Edu Suspended Amidst Alleged Misappropriation Scandal

Suspension

President Bola Tinubu has taken swift action by suspending Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, following allegations of financial irregularities. The suspension, effective immediately, was announced by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale. Edu faced controversy over her alleged involvement in approving a substantial sum of N585,198,500.00 to be directed into a personal […]

Gaza: Blinken Tours Middle East Amid Ongoing Conflict

Gaza

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, currently on his fourth Middle East tour since the beginning of the Gaza war, called for the right of displaced Palestinians to return home during his speech in Qatar. Tragically, two journalists from the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network, Mustafa Thuria and Hamza Wael Dahdouh, were killed in Rafah, southern Gaza. […]

EFCC Set To Question Former Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk Regarding Alleged N37.1 Billion Fraud

Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is poised to interrogate the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk, concerning an alleged N37.1 billion fraud. A reliable source from the EFCC confirmed this development, revealing that Umar-Farouk, who served under former President Muhammadu Buhari from August 2019 to May 29, […]

Alleged Coup Plot: Sierra Leone’s Ex-President Begins Exile In Nigeria

Sierra Leone

The ex-President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, is set to temporarily move to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, pending approval from President Maada Bio, following his alleged involvement in a failed coup plot. A court in Freetown charged Koroma with four offenses, including treason, related to the attempted military overthrow in November, as the West African […]

Neck Stabbing: South Korean Opposition Leader Survives Attack

South Korea

The leader of South Korea’s main opposition party, Lee Jae-myung, was subjected to a neck stabbing incident during his visit to the southern city of Busan on Tuesday. Despite sustaining a 1-centimeter laceration on the left side of his neck, Lee remained conscious and responsive, according to party officials. The assailant, a man in his […]

Burkina Faso: Russia Reestablishes Embassy, Ending 32-Year Gap

Burkina Faso

Russia officially reopened its embassy in Burkina Faso, marking the end of a 32-year space since its closure in 1992. This move comes against the backdrop of Burkina Faso’s recent geopolitical realignment, distancing itself from its former colonial power, France, the Burkinabe foreign ministry released a statement confirming the formal reopening of the embassy in […]

Tinubu Reassures Nigerians Of Economic Stability And Reforms

Reform

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu conveyed his commitment to steering Nigeria through its current challenges toward economic stability during a meeting with political and traditional leaders in Lagos. While addressing stakeholders at the Lagos State Government’s House in Marina, Tinubu acknowledged the challenges facing Nigeria but expressed confidence in the ongoing economic reforms. He assured citizens […]