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116,623 FHC cases pending, CJ seeks more judges

The Acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho has promised to work towards improved efficiency and workers’ welfare as he revealed that about 116,623 cases are pending in the courts. Speaking at the beginning of the 2019/2010 new legal year of the Federal High Court …

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Congo police detain former health minster in Ebola funds probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) former health minister has been arrested over alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds. His arrest comes after he resigned as health minister in July after being stripped of responsibility for the fight against Ebola by President Felix Tshisekedi. At that time, he …

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FEC approves increase in VAT rate to 7.2%

The Federal Executive Council which President Buhari presided over on Wednesday Septmber 11, approved the increment of value added tax (VAT) rate from 5 percent to 7.2% percent.   The Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed confirmed the increment at the end of the cabinet meeting. The new rate which …

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John Bolton fired as Trump’s national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that national security adviser John Bolton is resigning from the administration. The president asserted on Twitter that he asked Bolton for his resignation because he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Trump claimed Bolton tendered his resignation Tuesday …

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