World Bank urges Ekiti Assembly on accountability of public finances

The World Bank Task Team Leader, Mr. Ikechu-kwu Nweje, yesterday, urged Ekiti State House of Assembly to ensure that an effective procurement system was put in place to ensure accountability. Nweje made the call during a visit to the state House of Assembly in Ado Ekiti, for the mid-term project review of the World Bank… Read More World Bank urges Ekiti Assembly on accountability of public finances

Iranian poets sentenced to 99 lashes for shaking opposite sex

Two Iranian poets are facing 99 lashes each for shaking hands with people of the opposite sex in one of the latest examples of harsh punishments meted out against writers and artists by Iran’s judiciary, according to human rights advocates. The poets, Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Musavi, have also both been sentenced to years in… Read More Iranian poets sentenced to 99 lashes for shaking opposite sex