Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag "Bribery"

    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 WednesdayThe 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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    Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, has insisted that the videos which showed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, receiving bribe are authentic.Speaking when he appeared before a Kano house of assembly investigative panel on Thursday, Jaafar said the videos were not doctored.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors on various occasions.But the [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booming at Lagos primary schools

INVESTIGATION: Forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booming at Lagos primary schools

BY BANJO DAMILOLAThe sun was at its scorching best. It was a Saturday, a day when most people were either relaxing at home or attending function. However, parents clustered under a shade beside the black gate of Government College Victoria Island (GoCoVi) in Lagos — their faces a mix of excitement and exhaustion as they received their children who had [...]

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    ‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

Abubakar Adamu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, has faulted the perception that all lawmakers are corrupt.He said contrary to this belief, he has never collected bribe as a public official.He took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing the national assembly of inserting questionable projects into the 2018 budget.Demanding an apology from the president, [...]

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    N17bn: Okonjo-Iweala clarifies comment on 2015 budget after backlash from ex-lawmaker

N17bn: Okonjo-Iweala clarifies comment on 2015 budget after backlash from ex-lawmaker

Yusuf Galambi, a former member of the house of representatives, says the national assembly never asked for a bribe to pass the 2015 budget.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, had written in her book — ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ — that the lawmakers increased the 2015 budget by N17billion before it was passed.Her published account [...]

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    BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

A 2017 survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) identified officers of the Nigeria police force as among the most corrupt public officials in the country, mostly due to bribery.But amid that distasteful record, one officer stands out among his peers in the force.Julius Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe — not because he has never been [...]

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    Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Members of the house of representatives say they did not collect bribe to amend the electoral act.The amendment of the act, which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, reordered the sequence of the election.At plenary on Wednesday, Danburam Nuhu from Kano state called the attention of his colleagues to a report where it was alleged that some of the lawmakers [...]

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