Tag "Bribery"

    Sirika: I challenge anyone who has ever given me bribe to speak up

Sirika: I challenge anyone who has ever given me bribe to speak up

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, says he has never asked for or received a bribe and has challenged anyone who has contrary information to come forward. Sirika, on Monday, said the clarification became necessary after backlash from Nigerians on Twitter accusing the ministry of aviation of demanding money before flights are approved. Speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing in [...]

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    Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

The house of representatives has resolved to probe bribery by security operatives enforcing the ban on interstate travel. At Thursday's plenary session, the lower legislative chamber also said it would set up a special task force to monitor and implement the interstate lockdown. TheCable had reported how security operatives collect bribe from travellers and drivers to compromise the ban on travel from [...]

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    EFCC arrests two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe’ to cover up an investigation

EFCC arrests two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe’ to cover up an investigation

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    Some people bent on destroying my reputation, says Shehu Sani

Some people bent on destroying my reputation, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has denied confessing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged bribe allegation. The senator was reacting to a report that he pleaded with officials of the EFCC after he was presented with 13 audio evidence of his involvement in an alleged $25,000 extortion. In December, Sani was arrested by the anti-graft [...]

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    EFCC arraigns ex-VC over ‘N70m fraud’

EFCC arraigns ex-VC over ‘N70m fraud’

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    Finally, Aregbesola commends undercover investigation on Ikoyi prisons

Finally, Aregbesola commends undercover investigation on Ikoyi prisons

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has commended an undercover investigation which exposed the rot in the Nigerian prison establishment. Fisayo Soyombo, undercover journalist and former editor of TheCable, had undertaken an investigation exposing bribery and impunity in Nigeria's criminal justice system. The journalist spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi prison — [...]

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    Saca, ex-president of El Salvador, sentenced to two years in prison for bribery

Saca, ex-president of El Salvador, sentenced to two years in prison for bribery

Antonio Saca, former president of El Salvador, has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery. This was disclosed by the country's attorney-general office (FGR). The 54-year-old was found guilty of attempting to bribe Ángela Iracema Avelar, an employee of the supreme court of justice (CSJ), with $10,000 in a bid to obtain information about a civil trial the chamber had [...]

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    Witness: Police killed driver on Abuja-Kaduna road over N2000 bribe

Witness: Police killed driver on Abuja-Kaduna road over N2000 bribe

Policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them N2,000 bribe, NAN quoted a witness as saying. The yet-to-be-identified driver was shot by a policeman in the early hours of Friday while on his way to Kaduna state. TheCable had reported how some drivers blocked the road to protest the killing. The highway has [...]

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    We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

Two witnesses presented by Victor Fingesi, candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the Rivers state governorship election, have confessed that they were bribed to lie under oath. According to The Nation, they made the confession during the sitting of the election tribunal on Friday. One of the witnesses, who swore under oath that his name is Stanley Okereke confessed that his real [...]

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    NAFDAC DG: Federal lawmakers threatened me for rejecting bribe demand

NAFDAC DG: Federal lawmakers threatened me for rejecting bribe demand

Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says she was once asked for bribe by the house of representatives committee on healthcare services. Speaking when she featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday, Adeyeye said the committee asked her for the bribe in the form of "money for welfare" when they visited her [...]

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    Court affirms dismissal of three policemen sacked over ‘$5000 bribe’

Court affirms dismissal of three policemen sacked over ‘$5000 bribe’

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has affirmed the dismissal of three policemen who were fired for receiving a $5,000 bribe. Joseph Okan, Joshua Madami, who were inspectors, and Cyprian Nwankwo, a sergeant, had approached the court to challenge their dismissal by the inspector-general of police. Ginika Chinemere, counsel to the police officers, had asked the court to reinstate his clients to [...]

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    Otedola: DSS gave me $500,000 to set Farouk Lawan up

Otedola: DSS gave me $500,000 to set Farouk Lawan up

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has disclosed how the Department of State Services (DSS) gave him the $500,000 he offered to Farouk Lawan, a former lawmaker. According to NAN, Otedola disclosed this before Angela Otaluka, a judge of the federal capital territory high court, Apo, on Monday. Lawan was the chairman of a house of representatives committee probing the multi-billion naira fuel subsidy fraud. He was [...]

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    Kano federal lawmakers endorse Ganduje for second term

Kano federal lawmakers endorse Ganduje for second term

Some members of the national assembly from Kano state have defended Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, over the bribery allegations against him. The federal lawmakers also endorsed the governor for a second term, saying he has "done creditable well". Ganduje has been in the limelight after Daily Nigerian published videos of him allegedly collecting bribe from contractors. The governor denied any wrongdoing, [...]

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    Kano assembly bent on probing Ganduje despite court ruling

Kano assembly bent on probing Ganduje despite court ruling

The Kano house of assembly says it will not stop its probe of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over a video of him allegedly collecting bribe. After videos of the governor allegedly receiving kickbacks went viral, the assembly set up a panel to investigate the issue. A high court in Kano had on Monday, ordered the ad hoc committee set by the [...]

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    Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

The Kano house of assembly panel investigating bribery allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, has summoned him. The panel summoned Ganduje to appear before it on Friday. Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors. The latest video was published Wednesday The governor has denied the allegations, saying it is the handiwork of political opponents. The Kano assembly [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Ganduje’s media aide mocked Farouk Lawan over ‘bribe video’ in 2012

FLASHBACK: Ganduje’s media aide mocked Farouk Lawan over ‘bribe video’ in 2012

Salihu Yakasai, spokesman of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has come under attack on social media after making several efforts to discredit the videos of the governor allegedly collecting bribe. Videos of Ganduje allegedly receiving bundles of dollars as kickback from contractors were published by Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper. Yakassai has made several posts on his Twitter account, alleging that [...]

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