Former Trump adviser Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

A US federal grand jury has indicted Steve Bannon, onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump, charging him with contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Friday. Steve Bannon The indictment came as Attorney General Merrick Garland has been … Continue reading Former Trump adviser Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

Iran: Former Central Bank Governor sentenced to prison

The former governor and several former officials in Iran’s central bank have been sentenced to prison for illegal practices in managing the country’s tumultuous foreign currency market under United States sanctions. Valiollah Seif, who led the troubled central bank for almost five years until his sacking in July 2018, was sentenced to 10 years in … Continue reading Iran: Former Central Bank Governor sentenced to prison

Pandora Papers: How ex-Tory minister received £166,000 for flattering book on Kazakh President

The Pandora Papers is the biggest trove of leaked offshore data, comprising 11.9 million files "exposing" the alleged secret wealth and dealings of the world's richest and most powerful. The documents were released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Sunday’s published dossier of leaked documents from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) … Continue reading Pandora Papers: How ex-Tory minister received £166,000 for flattering book on Kazakh President

IMF to probe World Bank report on China

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will request additional details of the ongoing probe into the activities of the organization's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva when she was the World Bank's CEO. "The Executive Board remains committed to a thorough, objective, and timely review. While the Board has made significant progress in its assessment, it agreed at … Continue reading IMF to probe World Bank report on China

Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Russia's embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in, the RIA news agency reported. Ashraf Ghani Ghani, whose current whereabouts are unknown, said he left Afghanistan on Sunday as … Continue reading Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

The menace of corruption in Nigeria

A Governor in one of the nigerian states wanted to paint the Government house. He calls for quotations from interested companies.. Chinese firm quoted 3 million. European firm quoted 7 million.. Nigerian firm quoted 10 million… The Governor asked the Chinese firm..".. How did you quote 3 million?" Chinese firm replied. "1 million for paint, … Continue reading The menace of corruption in Nigeria

Hushpuppi and Abba Kyari: Latest update on the FBI Investigation

The Police Service Commission has said it will determine the fate of the Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response and Monitoring Team, Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud. Image shows Abba Kyari standing near a sign post leading to … Continue reading Hushpuppi and Abba Kyari: Latest update on the FBI Investigation

How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

The silencing of conservatives by Twitter has extended to those seeking to audit the 2020 presidential election results, including the first of its kind in Maricopa County, Arizona. Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com Reports first noted the banning on two accounts sharing information from the Arizona forensic audit, but accounts sharing information on audit … Continue reading How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

TITLE THE BASICS OF WHISTLEBLOWING SUBTITLE PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH RETALIATION AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS Table of Contents Chapter 1: WHISTLEBLOWER LEGISLATIONS----------------------------3 1.0     Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------3 1.1.1. Whistleblowing based on the case of Edward Snowden)--------------4 •        Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) --------------------------------------------4 •        Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) ---------------------------------------5 •        Martin Luther (1483-1546) -----------------------------------------------6 Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ---------------------------------------------6 1.1.2. Difference … Continue reading Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday called for a six-month jail term over campaign finance violations for his 2012 reelection bid. At the end of proceedings in Paris, they issued withering criticism of the former head of state and demanded a one-year jail term, with six months of it suspended, and a … Continue reading Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption