UK issues alert as global sextortion scams double

 An unprecedented alert on sextortion scams targeting teenagers has been sent out to British teachers after the number of reported cases doubled in a year. Sextortion is blackmail where criminals threaten to release nude or semi-nude photos of someone, either real or fake, unless the victim pays them. Officials at the United Kingdom’s National Crime […]

EFCC Chairman to step down If Yahaya Bello is not Charged

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has made it clear that he is willing to step down from his position if the embattled former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is not prosecuted. Speaking to journalists at the EFCC Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, Olukoyede affirmed his commitment to ensuring […]

President Tinubu calls for Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre

 President Bola Tinubu has called for the establishment of a regional counter-terrorism centre that will serve as a hub for intelligence sharing, operational coordination, and capacity building throughout Africa. Speaking at the African High-level Meeting on Counter-Terrorism yesterday in Abuja, the President said there is need to strengthen existing counter-terrorism structures, such as the Regional […]

Jacob Zuma wins court battle, to stand in South Africa’s next election

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is free to run in May’s general election after an electoral court overturned a ban on his candidacy. Last month the electoral commission barred him over a contempt of court conviction. It argued the constitution prevented people from holding public office if convicted of a crime and sentenced to […]

Robinho faces 9 years rape sentence

Fellow Brazilian, and Former Manchester City forward Robinho must serve a nine-year rape sentence in his home country of Brazil, a court has ruled. The 40-year-old Robinho was found guilty by an Italian court in 2017 of taking part in the 2013 gang rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman. The former Brazil international, who has […]

EFCC freezes the account of a brother to former Aviation Minister

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen an account belonging to Abubakar Ahmad Sirika, brother of immediate-past minister Hadi Sirika, over an alleged N8.06 billion contract fraud in the Federal Ministry of Aviation. According to a report in The Nation, the anti-graft agency made this known after the arrest of Abubakar Sirika over […]

Sierra Leone’s ex-president Bai Koroma, charged with treason

Sierra Leone’s ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma has been charged with four offences including treason for his alleged role in a failed military attempt to topple the West African country’s government in November. A court in the capital Freetown affirmed this yesterday, although the decision could escalate tensions in Sierra Leone coming after the attempted coup […]