An Abuja tribunal announced Monday that Nigerian chief justice Walter Onnoghen is ordered to appear in the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on February 13. Last week, the CCT dismissed a request by the chief judge to halt the proceedings on the alleged false declaration of assets. Chairman of the tribunal Danladi Umar stated, “The defendant [...]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump Administration proposed major revisions to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards on Friday, which will ease restrictions and create financial benefits to coal and oil-fired power plants. The 119-page report found that the EPA proposes that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutant [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it has dismantled two international cybercriminal rings, while unsealing charges for eight defendants indicted in federal court. The 13-count indictment includes charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. United States Attorney Richard Donoghue, who is involved with the case stated that, These individuals [...]

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced new measures set to fight transnational organized crime. These steps include the forming of a Transnational Organized Crime Task Force, which, along with other government agencies, will be tasked with identifying certain groups that pose a threat to the US. Sessions identified five criminal groups as top [...]

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Companies worldwide must be accountable to their governments for ignoring human rights responsibilities, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights said in a report Tuesday. The experts urged businesses to comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in order to prevent negative impacts on human rights through due diligence. [...]

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