Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tag "corruption"

    Report: Obanikoro, Omisore retrieve passports from EFCC

Report: Obanikoro, Omisore retrieve passports from EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has retrieved his passport from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to PUNCH.The newspaper also said Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, whose passport was also seized, had collected it.Obanikoro allegedly gave N1.3 billion each to Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, who is currently in EFCC [...]

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    Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says $12.7 billion worth of crude oil was stolen from Nigeria between 2011 and 2014.Goodluck Jonathan was president during the three years mentioned by the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).According to THISDAY, Falana made the comment on Thursday while speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of [...]

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    Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

The Centre for Social Justice and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has urged the nation's anti-graft agencies to pay more attention to the annual reports from the auditor-general of the federation.TheCable had reported how the presidency was indicted in the 2016 report.Speaking at an accountability dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday, Chinedu Onyekere, executive director of the centre, said “massive corruption” [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation.They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    ‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the placement of a travel ban on some high profile Nigerians.The party described the action as a “draconian step” targeted at opposition parties and those perceived to be averse to Buhari’s re-election bid.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced on Saturday that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians share in the blame of the country’s bad ranking in Transparency International’s  (TI) corruption perception index (CPI).In 2017, Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 on the index of TI.The ranking was seen as a blow to the current administration which claims to have the fight against corruption as one of its core [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

Paul Ibe, media adviser to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says it is curious that President Muhammadu Buhari is deemed uncompromising while Kemi Adeosun, accused of certificate forgery, remains minister of finance.The former vice-president had said Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight".But Femi Adesina, the president's spokesman, said his principal [...]

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    We won’t surrender to corruption, says Buhari

We won’t surrender to corruption, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will never surrender to corruption.He said no amount of criticism and hatred will make him relent in the war against corruption, insisting that doing that is a "betrayal of public trust".The president made this known in his Eid-el Kabir message to Nigerians.Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, quoted the president [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president remains committed to a just and transparent fight against corruption.Adesina said this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.There have been reactions to Buhari's comment when he returned from his 10-day vacation to the UK.The president had vowed that to jail more "looters".“We are going to jail more [...]

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    In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency is guided by the fear of God in its operations.Magu said this at an interactive session with stakeholders in Ibadan on Monday.He said the agency has prosecuted all corruption cases, no matter how highly placed the suspect is, while it has secured at least 150 convictions [...]

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    APC: We won’t forget how PDP pen robbers destroyed Nigeria

APC: We won’t forget how PDP pen robbers destroyed Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not fail Nigerians like the way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did when it held power for 16 years.In a statement on Sunday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the ruling party, also dismissed the allegations that the current administration is one-sided in its fight against corruption.He said PDP's criticisms of the anti-corruption [...]

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    Makarfi: Corruption under APC is worse than PDP’s 16 years

Makarfi: Corruption under APC is worse than PDP’s 16 years

Ahmed Makarfi, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the corruption under All Progressives Congress (APC) is worse than 16 years when PDP ruled.Speaking with PDP leaders in Enugu as part of his nationwide consultation on his aspiration, Makarfi said the extent of corruption in the country would not be known until APC leaves power.The [...]

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    Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu, renowned journalist, says after years of military and democratic rule, Nigeria is still at ground zero.He said this at a colloquium in Lagos to commemorate his 70th birthday and 45 years in journalism.Ekpu, a co-founder of Newswatch who was, at different times, imprisoned for his anti-government writings, said Nigeria leaders had missed some opportunities to take the country into [...]

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    We’ll keep exposing Buhari’s government, says PDP

We’ll keep exposing Buhari’s government, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to keep on exposing the alleged ills of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.Addressing journalists at the party’s national secretariat on Monday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP's spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party have scammed Nigerians in the in the last three years.Ologbondiyan alleged that the APC government had launched a "brutal attack [...]

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    Cankerworm of corruption in Nigeria: The case for an all-encompassing solution

Cankerworm of corruption in Nigeria: The case for an all-encompassing solution

BY BONAJO BADEJOIt has become a notorious fact that despite efforts by the government, corruption remains endemic in Nigeria. It has eaten into the fabric of the society. It has indeed become a national security issue. If this menace is not tackled effectively and comprehensively, it will eventually destroy our nation.WHAT BREEDS CORRUPTION?A study of countries where corruption is less prevalent [...]

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    EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

A Sokoto state high court has discharged and acquitted Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, of corruption charges.Also acquitted at the court's sitting on Tuesday are Beedash Nigeria Limited, Nasdabap Nigeria Limited, Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Salihu Maibuhu Gummi.They were being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 22-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal [...]

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