Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nigeria’s government stops salaries for ex-leaders

Nigeria's government has failed to pay the country's ex-leaders their monthly salaries and allowances since January because of a cash crisis, government secretary Babachir Lawal has said. He made the disclosure during a meeting with...

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m

Donald Trump has settled three Trump University lawsuits for $25m (£20m), the New York Attorney General has said. The US president-elect was being sued by former students who paid $35,000 (£28,000) for real estate "secrets"...

Trump election: Jeff Sessions tapped for top law job

Donald Trump has asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, US media is reporting. Senator Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, has been one of Mr Trump's closest allies...

Ghana, Namibia hold PJCC

Ghana and Namibia have held the second session of their Permanent Joint Commission of Cooperation (PJCC) in Accra. The First Session was held 12 years ago in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It was Ghana’s...

US intelligence chief, James Clapper resigns

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his letter of resignation, he has told a congressional panel. He told the House Intelligence Committee that "it felt pretty good". The 75-year-old top American spy had...

Nigeria militants ‘bomb’ oil pipelines in Niger Delta

A militant group in Nigeria says it has bombed three pipelines in the south of the country in the latest attack on the country's crucial oil industry. The claim by the Niger Delta Avengers has...

Clinton: I wanted to curl up after defeat

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. The Democratic candidate said in a speech in Washington DC...

Obasanjo wanted 3rd term but I stopped him —Atiku

Many years after he parted ways with his boss, Ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has confirmed for the first time that the former president actually wanted a limitless term but...

Russia’s Economy Minister detained over ‘bribe’

Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been detained in connection with an alleged bribe.Russia's main anti-corruption body, the Investigative Committee, said Mr Ulyukayev received a payment of $2m.His ministry had given a positive assessment...

Oscar Pistorius moves to prison ‘better adapted’ for disability

Jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been moved to another prison at his request. Pistorius asked to move to the nearby Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, South Africa's department of correctional service said. The centre, just outside...

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