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    Kukah: In Nigeria, we evoke God to witness corruption

Kukah: In Nigeria, we evoke God to witness corruption

Matthew Kukah, bishop of Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says in Nigeria we evoke God to witness corruption and "outright larceny."Kukah said this while speaking at the convocation of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo state.In his lecture entitled: "Some reasons why Nigeria has failed to achieve greatness", the bishop said the rest of the world is making progress without evoking God.“We [...]

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    Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says it is fair to say corruption has "been driven under the table."Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the minister said although the war against corruption has been fought before, this is the first time that it is being backed by a strong political will.He said President Muhammadu Buhari who is [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says the fight against corruption has not been won despite efforts being made by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.Mustapha spoke on Tuesday with other stakeholders at an event in Abuja, tagged, 'One-day dialogue session on strengthening the anti-corruption agenda: ensuring accountability and transparency' which was co-organised by PACAC and the Centre for Democracy [...]

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    Ribadu: No oil billionaire since Buhari became petroleum minister

Ribadu: No oil billionaire since Buhari became petroleum minister

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says no one has become an oil billionaire since President Muhammadu Buhari became minister of petroleum.Timipre Sylva is the junior minister of petroleum resources while the president is the senior minister -- a first in the country.Ribadu said this while making a presentation on anti-corruption and good governance [...]

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    Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, says people in power do not get told the truth.Obi spoke on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.Speaking on 'Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa', Obi said the challenges besetting the country are [...]

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    Sodomy, prostitution — how Charles Okah’s book exposed rot in Maiduguri prison

Sodomy, prostitution — how Charles Okah’s book exposed rot in Maiduguri prison

In March 2018, a federal high court in Abuja sentenced Charles Okah to life imprisonment for masterminding the Independence Day bombings in the federal capital territory (FCT) in 2010.From Kuje prison, where he was detained in Abuja, he was transferred to the maximum security prison in Maiduguri, Borno state.While in prison, he documented the shocking things happening in the facility.In [...]

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    ‘The rot in this country is appalling’ — reactions to undercover report on Ikoyi prison

‘The rot in this country is appalling’ — reactions to undercover report on Ikoyi prison

Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist, spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate of Ikoyi Prison — tracking corruption in the criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the police to the point of release from prison.In the second of a three-part series, Soyombo exposed how the courts short-change the [...]

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    VIDEO: 11-year-old Nigerian speaks on corruption at UN conference

VIDEO: 11-year-old Nigerian speaks on corruption at UN conference

Naomi Oloyede, an 11-year-old Nigerian, has addressed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) international conference in Vienna.In a video the agency shared on Twitter, Oloyede was seen speaking against corruption.The 11-year-old said it is important to have a good government that will shun all forms of corrupt practices.She also advocated a better, safer and more inclusive place [...]

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    Chatham House: $582bn stolen from Nigeria since independence

Chatham House: $582bn stolen from Nigeria since independence

An estimated $582 billion has been stolen from Nigeria since independence in 1960.The estimate, which was attributed to Chatham House, was quoted in an article published by The Economist titled, ‘Catch me if you can, African kleptocrats are finding it tougher to stash cash in the West,’ published in its online edition. Corruption is known to be one of Nigeria’s major [...]

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    Osinbajo: Why Nigeria recorded high poverty rate despite huge oil revenue

Osinbajo: Why Nigeria recorded high poverty rate despite huge oil revenue

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria recorded a high rate of poverty despite increasing oil revenues as a result of corruption.Osinbajo said this on Thursday while speaking at the unveiling of FLAG’IT mobile application, an anti-corruption tool launched by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation in Abuja.Represented by Fatima Waziri-Azi, special adviser on rule of law in the office of the vice-president, Osinbajo also [...]

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    ALERT: You can now report any corrupt public officer through FLAG’IT app

ALERT: You can now report any corrupt public officer through FLAG’IT app

The Akin Fadeyi Foundation has launched FLAG’IT, a mobile application through which Nigerians can report corrupt practices.The application, which can be downloaded here, enables citizens to report and to document their experiences around corruption as well as capture evidence of corrupt practices by public officers.The foundation said it also enables Nigerians to “engage with government officials on issues bordering on [...]

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    Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says technology has helped Nigeria become transparent and accountable in governance.Speaking on Tuesday during the country visit of Open Government Partnership (OGP) international support unit to the country, Malami said the country has improved in terms of open contracting and tax transparency.The minister of justice noted that government agencies and civil society organisations [...]

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    EFCC: Why we are still keeping funds recovered from NHIS

EFCC: Why we are still keeping funds recovered from NHIS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it retained recovered funds from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) scheme for safety reasons.The EFCC had assisted the scheme in recovering funds from certain persons and institutions who had improper custody of such funds.In a statement on Saturday, Ayo Osinlu, NHIS spokesman, said Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the EFCC, gave assurance [...]

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    Group: Call for Ambode’s probe embarrassingly shameful

Group: Call for Ambode’s probe embarrassingly shameful

Lagos Renaissance Group, a socio-cultural-political organization, says calls for a probe of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, is embarrassingly shameful.Members of the Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) had demonstrated at the Lagos state house of assembly on Tuesday, demanding the probe of the former governor for alleged corrupt activities.In a statement co-signed by Daniel Awesu, president of the group, [...]

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    ‘The church will fight for him’ — CAN defends Osinbajo on N90bn allegation

‘The church will fight for him’ — CAN defends Osinbajo on N90bn allegation

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the church will defend for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the N90 billion allegation levelled against him.Supo Ayokunle, CAN national president, made this known on Friday when he led a delegate of the association to visit Osinbajo.Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had alleged that Osinbajo mismanaged N90 [...]

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    $157bn left Nigeria illegally between 2003 and 2012, says Buhari

$157bn left Nigeria illegally between 2003 and 2012, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria lost $157.5 billion to illicit financial flows between 2003 and 2012.He said international laws and other systems make it difficult to repatriate stolen funds.Buhari said this at a high-level event on illicit financial flows (IFFs) which was held on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.He said such massive loss of assets, [...]

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