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Reps Probe Akpabio, NDDC over Alleged N40bn Irregular Expenditure

Jude Johnson The  Federal House of Representatives has invited the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over alleged N40 billion spent in two months by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The lawmakers said the fund was allegedly spent without due regard to the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Also to appear

Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. By Timothy Walker and Denys Reva Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just as significant. The African Union’s (AU) 2050 Africa’s

A Chinese world order

Jonathan Hillman Editor's note: Jonathan Hillman is director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  Earlier this month, 16 Central and Eastern European heads of state assembled around a single foreign power in Sofia, Bulgaria. The convening force was not the European Union, Russia or