Nigeria to probe ruling party’s chief over corruption allegation

first_imgNigeria widens corruption probe targeting army officers Nigeria Crackdown On Corruption Nigeria’s ruling party endorses Buhari for second termcenter_img Nigeria’s anti-graft body said Wednesday that it would probe the allegation of corruption leveled against the chairman of the country’s ruling party during the recently concluded party primaries.Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) told reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, that Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), would be investigated.The ICPC’s decision to investigate Oshiomhole came barely one week after he was quizzed by the country’s secret police over alleged anomalies in the APC primaries.He was quizzed by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) over a complaint from some aggrieved governors that he allegedly received bribes during the recently held primary elections of the party.Oshiomhole, during the DSS interrogation, was asked to resign from his position as national chairman, according to reports.The APC chairman has been engaged in a war of words with some state governors.At least two governors had openly criticized the party chairman for rejecting their preferred candidates for the 2019 general elections.The country’s next general elections are scheduled for February-March 2019.Relatedlast_img read more

Two-car smash

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Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater sidelined for a month due to injury

first_imgEnglish football champions Chelsea’s latest signing, midfielder Danny Drinkwater is to be sidelined for a month due to a calf injury, coach Antonio Conte said.The 27-year-old Drinkwater joined the London giants from Leicester City on the last day of the summer transfer window and has yet to make his debut with his new club, reports Efe.”He has a muscular problem in his calf. I think it’s very difficult to see him before the international break (early in October),” Conte on Friday told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s English Premier League (EPL) match against Arsenal.”He needs time to recover. It’s a pity because he was starting to work and to improve his physical conditions. Now we have to move all these situations,” the manager added.”And in two, three weeks, four weeks, I don’t know,” Conte said.Drinkwater sat on the bench for last weekend’s EPL match against his former club and was not on the roster Tuesday for Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League opener, 6-0 rout of Azerbaijani club Qarabag.last_img read more