Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tag "Anti-graft war"

    ‘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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    Junaid: Buhari couldn’t read two pages of book in a year

Junaid: Buhari couldn’t read two pages of book in a year

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says President Muhammadu Buhari has a dangerous attitude of not reading.The former lawmaker, who is Buhari's ally, said the president was unable to finish two pages of a book he recommended to him in 2015.He said he recommended the book to the president because it had to do with economic matters.But that the president [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Many civil servants have been sacked for blowing the whistle, says Chido Onumah

INTERVIEW: Many civil servants have been sacked for blowing the whistle, says Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah, journalist and coordinator, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), launched ‘Corruption Anonymous’ (CORA) in February. According to him, the project is aimed at creating confidence in the federal government’s whistleblower policy.In this interview with TheCable, he gives insights into the “missing links” in the policy; steps the government needs to take in order to prevent the [...]

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    ‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the anti-corruption fight in the country must take a new turn for it to succeed.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day capacity building workshop for justices and judges, organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.He said the administration was reviving [...]

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    Ezekwesili to Buhari: ‘Mainagate’ most lethal blow to your struggling anti-graft war

Ezekwesili to Buhari: ‘Mainagate’ most lethal blow to your struggling anti-graft war

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has described the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service as the "most lethal blow" to the fight against corruption.Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), is facing corruption allegations, hence his posting to the ministry of interior was met with public condemnation.Although President Muhammadu Buhari has since ordered his dismissal, Ezekwesili [...]

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    Buhari ‘expecting a lot’ from Justice Salami committee

Buhari ‘expecting a lot’ from Justice Salami committee

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are increasing hopes that the judiciary will support the anti-graft war and commends the appointment of the Justice Ayo Salami Committee to oversee corruption cases. In his Independence Day message to Nigerians on Sunday, Buhari also said every Nigerian has to be involved in the fight for it to be successful."There are signs of increasing cooperation [...]

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    Malami, Magu and the blues of anti-corruption war

Malami, Magu and the blues of anti-corruption war

Much as both labour to put up gestures suggesting cordiality, truth is there is no love lost between them. And interestingly, the one thing that came between them is corruption, which is also supposed to be the only thing that should see them basking in a harmonious relationship in this dispensation. What a paradox! How to engage this terrible plague is [...]

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    Nigeria ‘working very hard’ to return to Egmont Group

Nigeria ‘working very hard’ to return to Egmont Group

A presidential ad hoc committee set up to facilitate the return of Nigeria to the Egmont Group on Wednesday submitted its report to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.TheCable had earlier reported that the anti-graft war was in jeopardy over the suspension of Nigeria from the Egmont Group.Thereafter, the senate passed a law seeking to create an autonomous Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Agency - one [...]

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    Nigeria has ‘failed to address’ issues behind suspension from Egmont group

Nigeria has ‘failed to address’ issues behind suspension from Egmont group

The Financial Action Task Force (FAFT), a global anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing monitoring body, has warned against Nigeria's "repeated failure" to address issues leading to its suspension from the Egmont group.TheCable had in July reported the news of Nigeria’s suspension from the group, with a threat of expulsion in January 2018 if the country fails to meet meet the operation standards [...]

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    Lai: We owe looters obligation to respect their privacy

Lai: We owe looters obligation to respect their privacy

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government owes indicted persons who have voluntarily returned their loot the obligation to respect their privacy.Speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, Mohammed said some of those indicted in the anti-graft war had voluntarily returned their loot.He said releasing their names was not “morally right”, adding that some of them were not aware [...]

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    Sagay: SANs frustrating corruption cases should be barred from courts

Sagay: SANs frustrating corruption cases should be barred from courts

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption, says senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) frustrating high-profile corruption cases should be denied the right of appearance during the court hearing of such cases.Sagay said this on Wednesday at a media roundtable organised by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in Lagos.Sagay, a SAN, said such measure should be part of [...]

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