Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "anti – corruption war"

    APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to intensify efforts in recovery funds and assets stolen by public officials.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said fighting corruption was one of the party's promises to Nigerians and it remains committed to it.Nabena said there [...]

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    FG moves to repatriate $321m from Switzerland

FG moves to repatriate $321m from Switzerland

Juliet Ibekaku, senior special assistant to the president on justice reform, says in December, the federal government would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would lead to the recovery of $321 million from Switzerland.Ibekaku said this while speaking at an anti-corruption programme organised by the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Department for [...]

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    Sagay: Without competent judiciary, we can kiss anti-corruption war goodbye

Sagay: Without competent judiciary, we can kiss anti-corruption war goodbye

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), on Thursday said a competent judiciary is needed to attain success in the anti-corruption war of the federal government.Sagay, who is also a constitutional lawyer, made the remark in an interview with NAN in Lagos.The Lagos-based lawyer spoke on the backdrop of recent directives to judges by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice [...]

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    Senate: FG losing corruption cases because of Sagay’s failure

Senate: FG losing corruption cases because of Sagay’s failure

Aliyu Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, says the federal government has been losing corruption cases because Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), has failed in his advisory capacity.Abdullahi said this in reaction to Sagay's comment that the 8thassembly has not passed "a single bill" promoting the anti-corruption war.The PACAC chairman also accused the lawmakers of being in [...]

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    Vatican endorses Buhari’s anti-graft war

Vatican endorses Buhari’s anti-graft war

Antonio Fillpazzi, the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, has pledged the support of the Vatican to fight against corruption in the country.Fillpazzi, who is the Pope's direct representative to Nigeria, said this on Thursday when he visited Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.The representative said the Catholic church could do a lot to address Nigeria's problems."In the past and in the [...]

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    Judiciary not on board with anti-corruption war, says Sagay

Judiciary not on board with anti-corruption war, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said the judiciary is not on board with the federal government's fight against corruption.The chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday criticised the decision of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to recall the judges being investigated for corruption.Speaking at a three-day conference on 'Promoting International Cooperation in [...]

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    SERAP: Until Buhari came along, nobody knew how our money was being stolen

SERAP: Until Buhari came along, nobody knew how our money was being stolen

Adetokunbo Mumuni, executive director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), says the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on track.Mumuni spoke in Lagos on Wednesday at the launch of SERAP’s latest report titled, “Combating Grand Corruption: An Agenda for Institutional Reforms in Anti-corruption Strategies”.He faulted claims in some quarters that the anti-graft campaign was selective, saying anyone [...]

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    Senate: We are doing a lot to complement Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Senate: We are doing a lot to complement Buhari’s anti-corruption war

The Nigerian Senate on Friday said that contrary to popular belief, the red chamber is complementing the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.The senate said that there is proof that its activities are in tandem with the executive's anti-corruption efforts.Senate spokesperson, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, in a statement highlighted recent bills passed to strengthen the fight against corruption."Available facts [...]

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    APC rep: Jonathan’s govt developed measures being used to fight corruption

APC rep: Jonathan’s govt developed measures being used to fight corruption

Abiodun Olasupo, a member of the house of representatives, says the measures being used to combat corruption were developed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.Speaking at the inauguration of projects in his constituency on Friday, Olasupo said the Jonathan administration lacked the political will to implement them.The lawmaker who represents Iseyin/Iwajowa/Kajola/Itesiwaju federal constituency of Oyo state said results could be seen [...]

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    Sagay: Enemies of anti-corruption war are in the national assembly

Sagay: Enemies of anti-corruption war are in the national assembly

Itse Sagay, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC) chairman, says the national assembly is the enemy of the anti-corruption efforts of the federal government.He said the federal lawmakers have constituted an opposition to the anti-corruption efforts of the government and anti-graft agencies.Sagay said this in reaction to senate president Bukola Saraki's criticism of the anti-corruption war on Monday during the [...]

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    Soyinka: People creating distraction in anti-corruption war should be prosecuted

Soyinka: People creating distraction in anti-corruption war should be prosecuted

Wole Soyinka, renowned playwright and professor, has said that people who create distraction in the fight against corruption should be prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Soyinka said this on Saturday while speaking at the opening of his Vision of the Child Art Exhibition at Freedom Park, Lagos.The Nobel laureate said it was time to legislate against the [...]

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    Kukah: Buhari’s anti-corruption war lacks proper understanding of the enemy

Kukah: Buhari’s anti-corruption war lacks proper understanding of the enemy

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says the anti-corruption efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration lacks a clear strategy and "proper understanding of the enemy".The cleric says the President is still stuck with a mindset of his military days.Kukah said this in an interview with PUNCH when he was asked if he still had doubts about the government's anti-corruption [...]

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    Fadeyi foundation partners police in fight against corruption

Fadeyi foundation partners police in fight against corruption

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, and the management of Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), are set to unveil a citizen-led advocacy against corruption in the country.In a statement on Monday, Akin Fadeyi, executive director of the foundation, said this would reaffirm the commitment of the police to stemming the tide of corruption in the country.He said this would also improve transparency [...]

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    I’m a strong advocate of anti-corruption fight, says Shekarau

I’m a strong advocate of anti-corruption fight, says Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, has declared that he is an ardent supporter of the anti-corruption efforts of the federal government.The former minister of education lauded the anti-corruption fight by President Muhammadu Buhari while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Monday."The efforts by the president to fight corruption in all its ramifications is good for Nigeria. Anybody, who [...]

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    Onnoghen: There’s no judicial gang up against anti-corruption war

Onnoghen: There’s no judicial gang up against anti-corruption war

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says there's no judicial gang up to scuttle the federal government's war against corruption.Within a week, the federal government lost cases against Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria, Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, former first lady, Patience Jonathan, and Adeniyi Ademola, his wife Olubowale and Joe Agi.Speaking on Tuesday after [...]

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    Lai: Nigeria MUST defeat corruption, it is not Buhari’s war

Lai: Nigeria MUST defeat corruption, it is not Buhari’s war

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says Nigeria must win the war against corruption, noting that it goes beyond the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari.Mohammed said the federal government will not be deterred despite recent setbacks.In a statement released on Tuesday, Mohammed said the unfavourable outcome of corruption cases would not dampen the anti-graft battle.He also said that judgments [...]

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