Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tag "corruption"

    Two bag one-year jail sentence for defrauding N-Power

Two bag one-year jail sentence for defrauding N-Power

Isaq Sani, judge of a federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has sentenced Sata Clinton and Bolounmubofa Soroh to one year in prison for impersonation.The duo were charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in the state for using the identity of a petitioner to enroll for the federal government's N-POWER [...]

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    Nigeria: How not to fight corruption

Nigeria: How not to fight corruption

Between fighting corruptionwith bare knuckles in an inspired manner and wearing well-padded gloves to do half-hearted battle with a monster that has literally crippled the country, the Buhari administration has to make up its mind on which style to adopt.And because time isnot on its side, it had better do so now.Although Buhari says he is fighting corruption, the question [...]

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    Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is going slowly because he wants to survive.Speaking on Tuesday while responding to questions at a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai, Buhari said he does not care if he is called "Baba go slow" as long as he is not looting the country’s treasury.He said he did not want to make [...]

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    ICPC chairman: Executive arm more corrupt than legislature

ICPC chairman: Executive arm more corrupt than legislature

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the  Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), says the executive arm of government in Nigeria is more corrupt than the legislative and judicial arms.According to Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, Owasanoye made the comment while delivering a lecture at the induction for new legislators in Abuja.Tagged "The legislature and fight against graft and corruption", [...]

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    Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says at least N1.3 trillion was stolen between 2011 and 2015.Magu said the money stolen during those years -- when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in power -- was by 32 entities, including private individuals and organisations.He said this during his keynote address at the 2019 first batch [...]

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    Buhari on fake news: Digital space difficult to regulate

Buhari on fake news: Digital space difficult to regulate

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is difficult to regulate what comes out on digital platforms.Buhari spoke when the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by Chris Isiguzo, its president, paid him a visit at the presidential villa on Thursday.The president sought the cooperation of the journalists while urging them to do their bit by combatting fake news and reporting the [...]

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    US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

Government officials were enmeshed in widespread corruption in 2018 despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, according to a report by the United States Department of State.The report, titled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018" also indicted the government and security agencies for disregard for human rights.Nigeria was ranked 144 out of 180 countries in the Transparency International corruption [...]

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    How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

The travails of Abdullahi Sambo and Waziri Bintube at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) began in June, 2017 after Sambo wrote to the ministry of power, works, and housing, challenging his redeployment. Sambo said his redeployment and subsequent predicament at NBET is not unconnected with his whistle-blowing on the MD/CEO of NBET, Marilyn Amobi, whom he accused of mismanagement [...]

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    Elections are under threat, says Buhari

Elections are under threat, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption poses a big threat to the general election and the country's democracy.The president said this in an op-ed titled "Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election".Buhari said while his administration is devising ways to tackle corruption, the social vice "innovates to resist the law".He added that he shares the same desire with Nigerians who wish [...]

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    Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of protecting and rewarding killers of Bola Ige, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.In a statement on Tuesday titled “Trivialise corruption, Neutralise justice", Soyinka said the Nigerian government had refused the offer of assistance from the United States to bring the killers to justice.The Noble laureate lamented [...]

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    Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

The appeal court has dismissed a suit filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to travel abroad for medical treatment.In a ruling on Wednesday, the appellate court maintained that Metuh's application was “an abuse of court process”, as he failed to disclose cogent reasons for him to seek medical attention abroad.The former PDP spokesman, through [...]

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    I’ve never been corrupt, says Buhari

I’ve never been corrupt, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has never been found guilty of corruption or abused trust throughout his years of public service.Buhari said this on Wednesday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Ebonyi state.He had served as military head of state, governor of the north-eastern state as well as chairman of the petroleum trust fund.He said even [...]

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    CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the federal government to protect whistleblowers in Kano state.In a statement on Monday, the coalition made up of six CSOs said Jafaar Jafaar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, an online news platform, had received threatening messages since he  published a series of videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, allegedly collecting bribe from a [...]

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    VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

Raila Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader, has used a former Nigerian minister as an example of how public office holders amass wealth illegally.Addressing an audience at a summit which held in Kenya, Odinga spoke of how an unnamed Malaysian minister hosted his Nigerian counterpart and they shared ideas on corruption.According to him, after taking an infrastructural tour around the country, both men [...]

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    Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his treatment of the corruption allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.While speaking during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Buhari said he decided not to take any action about the issue because the state assembly has the mandate to deal with it.In a [...]

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    Sagay: Even a baby must know you can’t get justice against Onnoghen at NJC

Sagay: Even a baby must know you can’t get justice against Onnoghen at NJC

Itse Sagay, chairman of presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says the National Judicial Council (NJC) cannot address the false assets declaration charges against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In a statement on Wednesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said "not even a baby" expects the council, chaired by the CJN, to indict him of the accusations against [...]

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