Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "corruption"

    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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    All our corrupt members have joined APC, says PDP

All our corrupt members have joined APC, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its corrupt members have moved to the All Progressives Congress (APC).PUNCH is reporting that the party said this on Friday during a political stakeholders’ forum in Lagos.The forum, organised by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, was attended by various political parties as well as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Kunle Okunola who [...]

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    Saraki: Buhari’s anti-graft war is more of propaganda

Saraki: Buhari’s anti-graft war is more of propaganda

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari government "is more of propaganda than reality".Saraki said this in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday.The director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation said the country has relapsed on its indices on corruption.The senate president said if Buhari is truly fighting corruption, he [...]

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    Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has drastically reduced the culture of corruption and acquisition of ill-gotten wealth in the country.The president said the downward slide “that the PDP took us in its 16 years of misrule" has been reversed in the last three years and six months.Buhari made the comment on Monday when he inaugurated the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Mbaka endorses Buhari for second term

Mbaka endorses Buhari for second term

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of adoration ministry, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid.Mbaka gave his endorsement in a New Year message to Nigerians.The Catholic priest said Nigeria has not had president who has undertaken agricultural programmes like Buhari.He said Buhari has addressed the herdsmen clashes between herdsmen and farmers and banditry."A president that is fighting corruption need to [...]

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    Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of covering up corrupt practices in the Nigerian military.He also called on the president to release the report of the probe panel that investigated alleged corruption in arms procurement in the military from 2007 to 2015.Atiku made the call in a statement issued on Sunday [...]

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    Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATE) has reacted to the lifting of the ban placed on the activities of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) by the Nigerian army.On Friday, the army suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country.It accused the organisation of working for Boko Haram insurgents and sabotaging the war [...]

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    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 [...]

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