The US government says the bulk of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) anti-corruption efforts are focused on low and mid-level government officials. According to its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, most high-profile cases being prosecuted by the agencies remain pending before… Continue reading U.S. FUMES ON NIGERIA’S ANTI-GRAFT AGENCIES FOR FOCUSING ON LOW PROFILE CASES AFTER BUHARI WARNED EFCC AGAINST GOING AFTER TOP POLITICIANS
China has expressed its firm opposition to the U.S. approval of an arms deal with Taiwan worth $95 million and pledged to take firm and forceful measures to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that the arms sale severely encroaches on China's sovereignty, security and development… Continue reading CHINA SLAMS U.S. APPROVAL OF $95 MILLION ARMS SALE TO TAIWAN
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the killing of civilians in the town of Bucha, close to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, according to a statement on the UN's official website."I am deeply shocked by the images of civilians killed in Bucha, Ukraine. It is essential that an independent investigation… Continue reading UN CHIEF GUTERRES CALLS FOR PROBE INTO BUCHA KILLINGS
Powerful, passionate address from Zelensky tonight. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Switching from Ukrainian to Russian he addresses mothers of soldiers who committed horrific war crimes in Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, asking how they raised “butchers,” and he tells Moscow to see how it’s orders are being fulfilled.
The Ukrainian government estimated Monday the economic damages losses from the Russian invasion, which has been underway for just over one month, at nearly $565 billion. Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko said on Facebook that the $564.9-billion (515.8-billion-euro) estimate includes immediate damage plus expected losses in trade and economic activity. DCO Global News Published on March… Continue reading UKRAINE ESTIMATES $565BN AS COST OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY RUSSIAN INVASION IN THE COUNTRY