Monday, August 13, 2018

Tag "corruption"

    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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    ‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

Abubakar Adamu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, has faulted the perception that all lawmakers are corrupt.He said contrary to this belief, he has never collected bribe as a public official.He took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing the national assembly of inserting questionable projects into the 2018 budget.Demanding an apology from the president, [...]

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    The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says executive order six signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is the government's potent weapon against corruption.On July 5, Buhari signed an executive order seeking to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.One week later, the senate described the order as usurpation of its power, summoning Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the Nigerians feeling the heat of the fight against corruption.The presidential spokesman said this in an article titled "Executive order 6: Buhari acquires a big stick against corruption".He said while the federal government has recorded great strides in the anti-graft war, some Nigerians, [...]

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    Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he's happy with his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In October 2017, Lawal was relieved of his position amid allegations of corruption.A senate ad-hoc committee had in December 2016 indicted him of fraud in a contract awarded for the clearing of invasive plant species in [...]

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    Anti-graft war: Kenyan govt officials to take lie detector test

Anti-graft war: Kenyan govt officials to take lie detector test

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered all top government officials to undergo a lie detector test as part of a corruption crackdown.Kenyatta said the test would determine employee "integrity" and that it's just one of the measures to deal with the menace.The order is part of measures to tackle graft after some officials and business people were detained for alleged theft [...]

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    Ganduje on nPDP: They are not marginalised, it’s corruption fighting back

Ganduje on nPDP: They are not marginalised, it’s corruption fighting back

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, says the agitation by members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), is as a result of corruption fighting back.Ganduje spoke on Monday at a news conference to mark the third anniversary of his administration. He said the claim of marginalisation by nPDP members does not hold water.The governor, who is a member of the group, [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Pastor says ‘Christianity is centre of corruption in Nigeria’

TRENDING VIDEO: Pastor says ‘Christianity is centre of corruption in Nigeria’

Moses Alu, the overseer of Bride Assembly Church, says Christianity is the centre of corruption in Nigeria.In an undated video currently trending on social media, Alu is seen vehemently preaching against pastors who fail to tell politicians the truth.Alu said: "Why do you stand on scriptures that prosper you and you don't know the scripture that can bring peace to [...]

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    Lai to TI: Nigeria has never been more transparent… we need your support

Lai to TI: Nigeria has never been more transparent… we need your support

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the country is more transparent under President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Saturday, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to Mohammed, quoted the minister as saying this when he received Delia Ferreira Rubio, chairperson of Transparency International (TI), at his office on Friday.The minister said TI has not offered the necessary support to the [...]

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    Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Former UEFA president, Michel Platini, has vowed to return to football following his clearance from corruption allegations by a Swiss court.Platini, 62, who was also FIFA's vice president before his suspension in 2015 for "illegal" payments received from disgraced former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, stated that the decision was “the end of a long nightmare for my family and those [...]

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