Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Anti-graft war"

    Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

The Centre for Social Justice and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has urged the nation's anti-graft agencies to pay more attention to the annual reports from the auditor-general of the federation.TheCable had reported how the presidency was indicted in the 2016 report.Speaking at an accountability dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday, Chinedu Onyekere, executive director of the centre, said “massive corruption” [...]

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    EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is said to have interrogated Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, over allegations of N4.7 billion fraud.Vanguard is reporting that the commission accused Fayose of retaining a part of the money which he allegedly received from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) during the past administration.He was alleged to have received [...]

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    UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says the implementation of the executive order six is very important in the federal government's fight against corruption.On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such assets.The president said the measure is to stop the suspected corrupt persons [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians share in the blame of the country’s bad ranking in Transparency International’s  (TI) corruption perception index (CPI).In 2017, Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 on the index of TI.The ranking was seen as a blow to the current administration which claims to have the fight against corruption as one of its core [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will make sure that looters do not enjoy the fruit of their crimes.Buhari said this on Thursday when he received the report of the committee he set up to audit recovered funds.He described corruption as a threat to the well-being, national security, and economy of Nigeria."We will not allow the wanton diversion and embezzlement [...]

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    Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has condemned a statement credited to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar that President Muhammadu Buhari is “power drunk”.Abubakar, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was quoted as saying Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight.”Reacting on Wednesday, Adesina said it is true [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president remains committed to a just and transparent fight against corruption.Adesina said this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.There have been reactions to Buhari's comment when he returned from his 10-day vacation to the UK.The president had vowed that to jail more "looters".“We are going to jail more [...]

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    Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the Nigerians feeling the heat of the fight against corruption.The presidential spokesman said this in an article titled "Executive order 6: Buhari acquires a big stick against corruption".He said while the federal government has recorded great strides in the anti-graft war, some Nigerians, [...]

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    Magu: N24bn EFCC complex could have been built for N120bn 

Magu: N24bn EFCC complex could have been built for N120bn 

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC), has defended the use of N24 billion in building a new headquarters.Speaking with journalists during a tour of the complex in Abuja, on Wednesday, Magu said contrary to insinuations that the money is too much, the value of the building could have been five times the amount used.He said the EFCC [...]

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    Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop “vandalising” his name over allegations of looting.In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman, Secondus said he never collected any money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as is being alleged.The former NSA is [...]

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    Anti-corruption war: Changing the strategy

Anti-corruption war: Changing the strategy

BY SUNDAY ELOMSince Nigeria gained independence, the country has been battling with how to tame the monster called corruption. However, the efforts, if any, have left little to be desired of, largely due to a lack of strategy.The instances of bribery and corruption are no longer new in Nigeria. David Cameroon’s assertion that “Nigeria is fantastically corrupt” rings true, considering [...]

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    Ribadu on anti-graft war: There’s so much noise because Buhari is doing well

Ribadu on anti-graft war: There’s so much noise because Buhari is doing well

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing “extremely well” in the fight against corruption.Speaking on the sideline of an anti-corruption townhall meeting tagged ‘A spanner in the wheel of corruption’, organised by the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation in Abuja, Ribadu said there is “so much noise” [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says names of Nigerians owning properties abroad should be made public rather than being disclosed only to the federal government.Dubai, the commercial city in UAE, the UK and the US are among the favourite destinations for corrupt Nigerian government officials to invest heavily in real estate.In August last year, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an [...]

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    ‘TI has placed a question mark on your integrity’ – Fayose blasts Buhari despite Aso Rock handshake

‘TI has placed a question mark on your integrity’ – Fayose blasts Buhari despite Aso Rock handshake

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of presiding over the “worst form of corruption” in Nigeria’s history.Fayose said this some hours after the picture of him and Buhari shaking hands at the council of state meeting went viral.Some might have interpreted the encounter with the president as a sign of truce but the fierce critic of [...]

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    Omokri: TI ranking mocks AU’s recognition of Buhari as anti-corruption champion

Omokri: TI ranking mocks AU’s recognition of Buhari as anti-corruption champion

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the latest report by Transparency International (TI) "makes a mockery" of the African Union's award to President Muhammadu Buhari as its anti-corruption champion.On Wednesday, TI said in its latest corruption perception index (CPI) that Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 in 2017, out of the 180 countries surveyed.During its last [...]

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    Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says “incorruptibility” is President Muhammadu Buhari's “major selling point”.According to the Muslim body, all allegations of “nepotism, religious bias and incompetence” levelled against the president are “tales from moonlight concocted by corrupt elements who want to bring back corruption”.The group said if it is true that South Africa expelled its corrupt president (in reference to Jacob Zuma), Nigeria [...]

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