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    Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria low could be based on statements from the opposition party.In its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two points lower than 148 the country was rated in 2018.The organisation identified some causes of the decline [...]

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    Ohanaeze youth ask Buhari to go after more ‘untouchables’

Ohanaeze youth ask Buhari to go after more ‘untouchables’

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has described Nigeria's ranking by Transparency International as a blessing in disguise.TI ranked Nigeria as 146 out of 180 countries in its corruption perception index, scoring the country 26 out of 100 points.Reacting to the ranking, the group asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute public office holders who are perceived as "untouchables".This move, it said, [...]

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    Nigeria’s real corruption perception index, 2019

Nigeria’s real corruption perception index, 2019

Transparency International has rated Nigeria’s anticorruption crusade as very poor. Nigeria has dropped two points in the global Corruption Perception Index, becoming the second most corrupt country in West Africa. This is despite having the most elaborate anticorruption infrastructure in the continent. And being the only country in the world right now with a president or prime minister who won [...]

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    FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

The federal government has described as baseless, Nigeria's poor ranking in Transparency International's (TI) latest corruption perception index .In the 2019 index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries considered, with 26 out of 100 points.The score is lower than Nigeria's rating in 2018 when the country scored 148, four places up from the 144 it was ranked in [...]

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    Minister asks Amobi, NBET MD, to step down

Minister asks Amobi, NBET MD, to step down

Sale Mamman, minister of power, has asked Marilyn Amobi, managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET), to step down with immediate effect.This comes a few hours after the minister ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA).In a statement on Tuesday, Aaron Artimas, special adviser to the minister, said [...]

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    Court orders final forfeiture of N131m stolen from ministry of power

Court orders final forfeiture of N131m stolen from ministry of power

Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of N131 million stolen from the ministry of power.Delivering the ruling on Wednesday, Taiwo also ordered the final forfeiture of some properties acquired through the fund illegally taken from the ministry by seven persons and two firms.The affected persons are Bilikisu Fatolu, Fatolu Gbolahan, [...]

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    Malami: 22 ex-governors under probe for corruption

Malami: 22 ex-governors under probe for corruption

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, says 22 former governors are being investigated for corruption.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Malami said three former governors have been convicted for corruption under President Muhammadu Buhari.The former governors are Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Orji Kalu (Abia).He said the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) had [...]

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    Ango Abdullahi: Buhari not serious about fighting corruption

Ango Abdullahi: Buhari not serious about fighting corruption

Ango Abdullahi, acting chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), says  President Muhammadu Buhari is not serious about fighting corruption.Abdullahi spoke in an interview with journalists in Kaduna shortly after the opening ceremony of a public lecture on education, on Tuesday.He said the prisons would have been filled with corrupt politicians if the current administration is serious about its anti-corruption war.The elder statesman [...]

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    Jega: EFCC needs to show there are no ‘untouchables’ in fight against corruption

Jega: EFCC needs to show there are no ‘untouchables’ in fight against corruption

Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) needs to show that there are no ''sacred cows'' in the fight against corruption.Jega said this on Monday while reviewing a book launched by the EFCC in Abuja.The launch of the book entitled, 'curbing electoral spending' was to mark the 2019 international anti-corruption [...]

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    ICPC: We will be ruthless in fighting corruption

ICPC: We will be ruthless in fighting corruption

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC), says the commission will be ruthless in fighting corruption.He also said the fight against corruption will only succeed if Nigerians embrace integrity, transparency and accountability as a way of life.Owasanoye spoke at an occasion to mark the 2019 international anti-corruption day organised by the ICPC in [...]

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    APC’s Dariye, Orji Kalu jailed for fraud, but is Buhari’s corruption war still against opposition? 

APC’s Dariye, Orji Kalu jailed for fraud, but is Buhari’s corruption war still against opposition? 

On June 12, 2018, Joshua Dariye, former Plateau state governor and senator, huddled in the dock awaiting the verdict of fate for pilfering N1.6 billion public funds at a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).Dariye was lachrymal, wiping hot tears from his eyes.Before the senator was handed a 14-year jail sentence by Adebukola Banjoko, the presiding judge, he [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: Why Nigeria needs a central register for oil business owners

Zainab Ahmed: Why Nigeria needs a central register for oil business owners

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance budget and planning, says the federal government will be able to track monies linked to tax evasion, terrorist financing and corruption with the establishment of a register for beneficial owners.Ahmed was speaking on Thursday in Abuja at a roundtable on beneficial ownership register in Nigeria."As we deliberate today, we should, therefore, be ambitious in our [...]

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    No contractor can cheat Nigeria without help of civil servants, says CCB chairman

No contractor can cheat Nigeria without help of civil servants, says CCB chairman

Isa Mohammed, chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), says no contractor can swindle Nigeria without the help of civil servants.Mohammed spoke on Tuesday at the national workshop on the reform of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act which was organised by the Nigerian Law and Reform Commission (NLRC).The CCB chairman said the highest level of corruption [...]

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    172 officers under investigation for corruption, says FRSC

172 officers under investigation for corruption, says FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will not condone bribery and corruption within its ranks.Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC corps marshal, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday.He said the collaboration of the corps with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) has led to the investigation [...]

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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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