Babachir Lawal, others diverted funds for IDPs

– These are tough times for the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal – Lawal’s name has been mentioned in a scam that involved illegal diversion of funds donated to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) – The former SGF had been indicted for a grass-cutting scam by the Nigerian Senate […]

‘Winter has come’ for Iranian charged with HBO hack

US prosecutors have said “winter has come” for an Iranian man charged with hacking HBO, stealing episodes and demanding a ransom. According to federal authorities, Behzad Mesri is a former Iranian military contractor and a member of the Turk Black Hat Security hacking team. The indictment accuses Mr Mesri of computer fraud, wire fraud, extortion […]

Gilbert & George prepare to open new exhibition at the White Cube, Bermondsey

They are two of Britain’s most bankable artists, but Gilbert & George are nothing short of cynical when it comes to their stature. Unless you’re “dead” or “foreign”, your art doesn’t get talked about in the UK, they say. The pair are outspoken from the outset as they get ready to open a major exhibition […]

After Mugabe who is next?

The resignation of Robert Mugabe as the president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in office has once again bring to fore leadership problems in Africa, especially, as it relates to the desire by some of these leaders to hold on to power in perpetuity. In this piece, NAIJ.com takes a look at Africa’s current longest […]

Veteran presenter Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over ‘intolerable behaviour’

Veteran television presenter Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS following allegations of sexual harassment. The journalist and anchor had hosted his interview-based Charlie Rose show since 1991, winning a number of awards for his work and becoming one of the most recognisable interviewers on US television. In a statement sent to CBS News staff […]

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