Nigeria Expects $200m From The Netherlands, Switzerland- Malami

Nigeria is awaiting the return of $200 million from the Netherlands and Switzerland, as part of OPL 245 Malabu Oil, Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has said. Mr Malami made this known while declaring open a capacity building workshop and interactive session with Judiciary Correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. The Attorney-General, who gave a score card of the ministry in the past one year, said due to the anti corruption crusade of the present administration, we facilitated the recovery of $62 billion arrears from oil companies as part of federation…

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Egypt’s economic growth will slow to 3.1% due to coronavirus pandemic

Egypt’s economic growth will slow to 3.1 per cent in the 2020/2021 fiscal year. Growth is down due to the country’s coronavirus pandemic, which has negatively affected tourism revenues. As the price of gas has fallen, expat Egyptians living in the oil rich Gulf states have sent fewer remittances back home. According to the report, if coronavirus continues until the end of this year growth could slow to two per cent in contrast to the expected 3.5 per cent. The economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic have been huge for…

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Thousands in Israel protest Netanyahu’s coronavirus response

Demonstrators gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem and at a park in Tel Aviv, voicing frustration over the government’s response to a growing epidemic that has taken a devastating economic toll. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said officers had allowed demonstrations to take place but took action against unauthorised “disturbances,” including road blockages. Rosenfeld said protesters in Tel Aviv sprayed pepper spray at police, leading to multiple arrests. Anger at PM Netanyahu, government’s Covid-19 response fuelling Israeli protests With Israel recording more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections a…

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Is this corruption or magic?: Police anger sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga

Eccentric Sungura musician, Hosiah Chipanga, is furious over police inaction as he battles to secure his rural fields in spite of Civil and High Court orders confirming his land use rights. This comes as a female relative of the person who sold him the land in Mutasa has begun constructing a house on the land, with a police report on the violation of court rulings only eliciting endless police interviews. The saga has reportedly been going on since 2015 when the musician bought the rural home through an estate agent…

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Assam activist Akhil Gogoi, 54 others test positive for coronavirus inside Guwahati Jail

Assam peasant leader and human rights activist Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for his alleged involvement in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests last year and is currently lodged in Guwahati Central Jail, tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. According to the media reports, 55 inmates inside the jail, including Akhil Gogoi, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A top official of the state home department said Akhil Gogoi was tested positive for Covid-19 after he underwent the antigen test on Saturday evening.…

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