Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Senate withholds confirmation of three nominees for CCB board

Senate withholds confirmation of three nominees for CCB board

The senate has confirmed the nomination of seven appointees to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board.The upper legislative chamber confirmed the seven individuals after Sam Anyanwu, chairman of the committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, presented a report for the consideration of the senators.In November, President Muhammadu Buhari had written the senate, asking for the confirmation of [...]

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    HEDA asks CCB to prosecute Ambode’s aide for ‘breach of public service’

HEDA asks CCB to prosecute Ambode’s aide for ‘breach of public service’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Center), a non-governmental organisation, has accused Lasisi Olalekan, special adviser on taxation to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, of breach of public service.HEDA, in a letter addressed to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), accused Olalekan of contravening the public service code by holding the position of a director at De [...]

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    Buhari writes senate, requests confirmation of 10 CCB board members

Buhari writes senate, requests confirmation of 10 CCB board members

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the senate, requesting the confirmation of 10 nominees for the board of  the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).In a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday, the president asked the lawmakers to confirm the nominees.Buhari said the curriculum vitae of the nominees have also been sent [...]

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    CCB ‘refuses to release’ asset details of public officials

CCB ‘refuses to release’ asset details of public officials

Two civil society organisations have accused the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) of denying them access to the written asset declarations of past and present public officers from 2011 till date.The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) submitted requests - copies were seen by TheCable - to the CCB for declaration [...]

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    FG files charges against arrested judges at CCT

FG files charges against arrested judges at CCT

The federal government on Wednesday filed two separate charges against Sylvester Ngwuta, a supreme court judge, and Adeniyi Ademola, his federal high court counterpart, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).They were alleged to have contravened the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act.Salihu Isha, special adviser on media and publicity to the attorney-general of the federation, disclosed this in a [...]

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    Obasanjo first ordered investigation of Saraki, says FG witness

Obasanjo first ordered investigation of Saraki, says FG witness

Samuel Madojemu, head of investigation at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has said that a presidential inve‎stigative report of 2006 triggered off the investigation of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Madojemu disclosed this to the agency's tribunal on Wednesday.Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was in power at the time Saraki was first investigated by the [...]

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    Amendment of CCB Act will not see the light of day, says Gbaja

Amendment of CCB Act will not see the light of day, says Gbaja

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says the amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act by the national assembly will "not see the light of day".The majority leader had made an attempt to revisit the bill but when Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, put it to a vote, the legislators kicked against it.Gbajabiamila, while giving an end [...]

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    CCB threatens to prosecute ministers who fail to declare assets

CCB threatens to prosecute ministers who fail to declare assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has threatened to prosecute ministers, public servants and government officials who ignore its invitation for asset verification.Sam Saba, chairman of the bureau, said this in a statement, vowing that those who fall in this category would be taken to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He commended the public servants who declared their assets within [...]

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    CCT slams 3-year ban on politician for failing to declare assets

CCT slams 3-year ban on politician for failing to declare assets

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Tuesday banned Ubong Joshua Etukudo, an ex- supervisory councillor of Ibesiko local government area, from holding public office — both elective and appointive — for three years over his failure to submit his asset declaration form within the stipulated time.Delivering his judgment, Danladi Yakubu Umar, the tribunal chairman, held that [...]

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    Senate probes CCB, Saraki’s prosecutor

Senate probes CCB, Saraki’s prosecutor

The senate has commenced investigation into an allegation of corruption against the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Raising a point of order on Tuesday,  Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, alleged that the bureau was planning to buy a building for 89bn  against the budgetary provision for it.He, therefore, called on the senate to look into the matter."Some characters in [...]

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    Witness: No evidence to show Saraki bought undeclared property

Witness: No evidence to show Saraki bought undeclared property

Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, admitted that there was no evidence to show that Senate President Bukola Saraki bought a piece of undeclared property.The property in contention is the one at 15 McDonald street, Ikoyi,  Lagos, which Saraki allegedly did not declare.Wetkas, a witness of the prosecution, while being cross-examined by [...]

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    ‘EFCC started investigating Saraki after he became senate president’

‘EFCC started investigating Saraki after he became senate president’

Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, admitted that a letter from the anti-graft agency to the presidential implementation committee probing the purchase of some property by Senate President Bukola Saraki was written on August 5, 2015.Saraki allegedly bought some property from the committee, but did not declare it.Wetkas made the admission during [...]

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    CCB: Compliance with asset declaration higher under Buhari

CCB: Compliance with asset declaration higher under Buhari

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says the compliance of public officials with the law in declaring their assets has increased under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.Also, Mohammed Idris, the bureau’s head of press and protocol unit, said the assets declared by other top government officials, such as Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki, had also been verified.Idris, [...]

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    Saraki will NOT benefit from CCB act amendment, says senate

Saraki will NOT benefit from CCB act amendment, says senate

The senate on Tuesday said Bukola Saraki, its president, will not benefit from the proposed amendment of the code of conduct bureau and tribunal act.Aliyu Abdullahi, chairman of the senate committee on media and public affairs, said this in Abuja on Tuesday.He said many of the comments on the amendments were made by those who have neither read the bill [...]

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    Division in senate over amendment of CCB Act

Division in senate over amendment of CCB Act

Some senators staged a walkout on Thursday to protest a bill seeking to amend the act establishing the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and its tribunal.The senators expressed dissatisfaction with the bill, which passed second reading, saying the proposed amendments were not in the interest of Nigerians.Solomon Olamilekan (APC, Lagos west), one of the lawmakers opposed to it, said though the [...]

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    Code of conduct and its importance in the fight against corruption

Code of conduct and its importance in the fight against corruption

By Ben NwabuezeIt is a measure of the importance attached to the Code of Conduct that the oath of office prescribed for the President (and State Governor) in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution requires them to swear not only to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” but specifically to “abide by the Code of Conduct.”The relevant provisions of the [...]

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