Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tag "corruption"

    Odili abusing judiciary with suit against Odinkalu, say CSOs

Odili abusing judiciary with suit against Odinkalu, say CSOs

A group of civil societies have accused Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers, of desecrating the judiciary with the suit against Chidi Odinkalu.Citing the libel suit instituted by Odili against Odinkalu, a human rights lawyer, over a book he co-authored with Ayisha Osori, the group alleged that the former governor is using the judiciary to subvert justice.In a statement co-signed by [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari: I won 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against corruption

Buhari: I won 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari says he won the 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against "endemic corruption".Buhari made the comment on Monday during the corruption risk training for heads of anti-corruption agencies of the African Union (AU) in Abuja.He said those who plundered the nation's commonwealth had deployed the same tactics to destabilise the current system, adding that they attempted to compromise [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

The house of representatives committee on tertiary education and services has summoned Angela Miri, vice-chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, over alleged corruption.The vice-chancellor is expected to appear before the committee on Wednesday.The committee summoned Miri following a petition sent to President Muhammadu Buhari through Adamu Adamu, minister of education.The petition originated from Achegbulu Moses, an official of the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

The house of representatives has indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over "illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund."The lawmakers also recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, over alleged fraud.At plenary on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber adopted a report of its committee which also recommended the prosecution of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Senate investigates ‘corruption’ in NHIS, NPHCDA

Senate investigates ‘corruption’ in NHIS, NPHCDA

The senate has mandated its relevant committees to wade into the alleged cases of corruption in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Mao Ohuabunwa, senator representing Abia north.On October 18, the NHIS governing council suspended Usman Yusuf indefinitely on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government has saved over N17 billion from foreign trips, sitting allowances and souvenirs.Mohammed disclosed this at a forum organised by NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the present administration introduced an efficiency unit in the ministry of finance to ensure that the resources of government were not squandered on "trivialised [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Peter Obi: An 11-year-old said I don’t keep my promise… nobody tells you truth in govt

Peter Obi: An 11-year-old said I don’t keep my promise… nobody tells you truth in govt

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state and running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) says people hardly tell you the truth in government.Speaking at the just-concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) in Abuja on Tuesday, the former governor said it took an 11-year-old schoolgirl to tell him he was not keeping his promises."For me, [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

William Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds.Symington said this on Monday at the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, where he delivered a lecture on “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Democratic Good Governance”.The ambassador described disregard [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Magu to Nigerians: Whether you vote Buhari’s government or not — be vigilant in 2019

Magu to Nigerians: Whether you vote Buhari’s government or not — be vigilant in 2019

Ibrahim Magu, acting-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to be vigilant in 2019.Speaking in Gombe state on Monday, the anti-graft czar said vigilance is important whether Nigerians vote for the current administration or change leadership.He also appealed to every Nigerian to take ownership of the fight against corruption.“As we move closer to the general elections where [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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” [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

December 12, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS365467411
KANO365465415
PH364466412
ABUJA364465413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement