Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "anti-corruption"

    Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Between 2013 and 2014, the federal government used the services of Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, Swiss lawyers, to recover $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, late former head of state.The funds, recovered from Luxembourg, were domiciled with the attorney-general of Switzerland.The next step in completing the repatriation was for Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to write to [...]

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    Kenny Martins: Military failed us, democracy isn’t working… let’s turn to God

Kenny Martins: Military failed us, democracy isn’t working… let’s turn to God

Legacy Initiative International, a civil society organisation, says Nigeria must return to God to end corruption.Speaking at a conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Kenny Martins, grand patron of the organisation, said members of the group have spent sleepless nights, travelled long distances consulting with religious leaders on a cause which is for the common good of the Nigerian people.Martins said [...]

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    Anti-corruption courts deliver 324 judgements in seven months

Anti-corruption courts deliver 324 judgements in seven months

Soji Oye, director of information of the National Judicial Council (NJC), says the special anti-corruption courts have delivered judgments in 324 cases.This, he said, has taken place since the courts were set up in November 2017.In a statement released on Sunday, the director said the courts struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 for judgment.He said the figures were [...]

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    Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says before the creation of anti-graft bodies, the media was in the forefront in the fight against corruption.  While fielding questions from journalists at the launch of Up Right For Nigeria, an anti-corruption campaign organized by the Centre for Communication and Social Impact, in Lagos on Monday, Falana [...]

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    MacArthur Foundation awards $6m grants to fight corruption in Nigeria

MacArthur Foundation awards $6m grants to fight corruption in Nigeria

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation says as part of its On Nigeria grant-making, it would be funding the anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria with $6.5 million.It said the grant is to help in fighting corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria.“The country has begun an important process of addressing the corruption that [...]

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    EXTRA: Aso Rock to spend N67m on rent, N7.3m on ‘anti-corruption’

EXTRA: Aso Rock to spend N67m on rent, N7.3m on ‘anti-corruption’

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, will spend the sum of N67 million on ‘residential rent’, as provided for in the 2018 budget.This is not the first time the presidency is being charged for rent by the federal government – the tradition precedes the Muhammadu Buhari administration.In 2017, the sum of N78 million was budgeted as its rent while N27 [...]

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    How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

“Sho Baba!” That is Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, being hailed by his friends and fans.He is “my presido” to those who attended the University of Lagos at the time he was the president of the student union government (SUG).Easily identified with his signature looks that shows a pan-Africanist, Sowore, who shares his time between New York and Lagos, [...]

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    Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the reason he and President Muhammadu Buhari have not visited Dapchi in Yobe state where 110 students were abducted two weeks ago.Both men have been criticised for not paying condolence visits to places where abductions and avoidable deaths were recorded in recent times.Among these states are Benue, Zamfara and Taraba.Speaking with journalists over the [...]

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    Report: Nigeria ‘lost $32bn’ to corruption under Jonathan (updated)

Report: Nigeria ‘lost $32bn’ to corruption under Jonathan (updated)

Debbie Palmer, head of The UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria, says the country lost $32 billion to corruption during the six-year administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.According to The Nation, Palmer said this while speaking at an event organised by Youngstars Foundation Initiative in commemoration of the 2017 international anti-corruption day."An independent report estimates that up to [...]

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    Makarfi: When PDP takes over in 2019, we will not be vindictive

Makarfi: When PDP takes over in 2019, we will not be vindictive

Ahmed Makarfi, caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the opposition party will not be vindictive when it "takes over" the presidency in 2019.Speaking with journalists on Friday in Kaduna, Makarfi said the anti-corruption efforts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration will be fully appraised "when they leave office".According to Makarfi, the war against corruption [...]

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    Sagay: One of the judges recalled by NJC is a constant solicitor of money

Sagay: One of the judges recalled by NJC is a constant solicitor of money

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), has said one of the judges recalled by the National Judiciary Council (NJC) constantly solicits money from lawyers.The senior advocate of Nigeria lamented the spate of corruption among judges, whom he says often seek gratification.The law professor also criticised the federal government's approach to the anti-corruption war.Sagay urged the presidency [...]

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    We have offended many of our greedy elite, presidency reacts to Umar’s criticism

We have offended many of our greedy elite, presidency reacts to Umar’s criticism

The presidency has said the anti-corruption efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration has offended many "greedy and frustrated" elite.Reacting to the criticism of the anti-corruption campaign by Dangiwa Umar, a retired colonel and social activist, the presidency said he (Umar) was not in a position to make accusations.Umar had accused the federal government of being selective in its anti-corruption crusade [...]

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    Magu: Whether anybody likes it or not, we’ll continue to fight corruption

Magu: Whether anybody likes it or not, we’ll continue to fight corruption

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the fight against corruption will continue no matter whose ox is gored.He said the commission is determined to completely wipe out corruption from Nigeria and return the country to her position in the comity of nations.Magu made this known on Thursday during an interactive session with staff [...]

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