Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "corruption"

    Falana: Shame on governors for allowing FG usurp police power

Falana: Shame on governors for allowing FG usurp police power

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is a shame on governors for allegedly allowing the federal government to usurp power of the police.In an interview with ThisDay, Falana said Nigeria is largely ruled by "ignorance, incompetence and arrogance".He lamented the spate of killings without "sincere efforts" on the part of the government to proffer lasting solutions."The nation is largely ruled [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, as an "overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product".There are reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amaechi as the director-general of his reelection campaign.Although Amaechi has not spoken about the appointment publicly, he told journalists on Thursday that corruption would return "automatically" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win [...]

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    Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he would be "nearly foolish" to say there is no corruption in the current administration.Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations.He said under President Muhammadu Buhari, there are consequences for corrupt acts.Asked [...]

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    NGO petitions EFCC, seeks probe of Addax petroleum for ‘bribery and corruption’

NGO petitions EFCC, seeks probe of Addax petroleum for ‘bribery and corruption’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the bribery and corruption allegation against Addax petroleum.HEDA said the report of Deloitte, an audit firm, indicted the China state-owned firm of corrupt practices in collaboration with some Nigerian officials as well as law firms.In a petition sent to Ibrahim [...]

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    Buhari: How to win the fight against corruption

Buhari: How to win the fight against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has told African leaders that winning the war against corruption in the continent would require a change of mindset.He said this on Sunday while launching the African anti-corruption year at the ongoing AU summit in Addis Ababa.In an address titled ‘Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation’, Buhari said such a change of [...]

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    Buhari is ‘only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption’

Buhari is ‘only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption’

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says her principal is the only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption.In a tweet on Saturday, Onochie said some people may insult her based on the claim, but maintained that it is a "fact" that cannot be disputed.Onochie shared an image featuring past leaders including Sani Abacha, Olusegun Obasanjo, [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Why was FG silent on Buhari‘s health and nepotism as alleged by Obasanjo?

MATTERS ARISING: Why was FG silent on Buhari‘s health and nepotism as alleged by Obasanjo?

In the last 48 hours, there has been a hot exchange between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.In a letter to Buhari, Obasanjo advised Buhari, his "brother", against seeking re-election, on the grounds that the president “had failed” in many areas.But the federal government replied him in a seeming subtle way. Lai Mohammed, minister of information, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Musdapher, the eminent jurist whose ‘stealing is not corruption’ quote was misused by Jonathan

OBITUARY: Musdapher, the eminent jurist whose ‘stealing is not corruption’ quote was misused by Jonathan

If you can't paste, don't copy.When President Goodluck Jonathan said "stealing is not corruption" in one of his presidential media chats on national TV, he broke that rule. The famous statement would later play an important role in the campaign against him in 2015, and his failure to get re-elected is partly blamed on his perceived comfort with corruption.But Jonathan, [...]

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    Nigeria and the common man

Nigeria and the common man

BY BEN ABDULHAMIDThere have been many attempts at conjuring up, exactly, lucid pictures or solid characters of how human - being a product of society and its unrepentant designer – grapples with   ”providence”; and how mainly the fate conquers in the end; and in some cases wipes man out of the earth. This, more often than not, is caused by [...]

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    QUESTION: 74 days after sack and nothing yet… has Babachir Lawal escaped the wheel of justice?

QUESTION: 74 days after sack and nothing yet… has Babachir Lawal escaped the wheel of justice?

On October 30, Babachir Lawal was relieved of his position as the secretary to the government of the federation.On that same day, President Muhammdu Buhari said he expected the anti-graft agencies to go after Lawal alongside Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), who was also sacked at the time.Seventy-four days down the line, nothing has been heard [...]

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    Osinbajo: What we are doing with recovered loot

Osinbajo: What we are doing with recovered loot

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says a large portion of recovered loot is used to fund the social investment projects of the current administration.Speaking at an event to commemorate the World Anti-corruption Day, Osinbajo listed some of such social investment projects to include the homegrown school feeding programme, growth enterprise and empowerment pogramme as well as N-Power – “the largest social investment [...]

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    Magu says anti-graft war is a do-or-die affair

Magu says anti-graft war is a do-or-die affair

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has described the fight against corruption as a “do or die” affair.Speaking on Monday after a rally organised by the commission to commemorate the World Anti-Corruption Day, Magu said the country must win the fight against all odds.He said for the war against corruption to be successful, Nigerians must [...]

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    Nigerians wage war against corruption on social media

Nigerians wage war against corruption on social media

In commemoration of the international anti-corruption day, TheCable organised a Twitter discussion on Saturday.‘United against corruption for development, peace and security’ is the theme of this year's edition.Using the hashtag #WhatIsCorruptionToYou, Twitter users made contributions on the issue of corruption. Most of the participants spoke on how the trend can be checked.The conversation took a life of its own and even trended on [...]

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    Dasuki, Turaki, Doma… the ‘never ending’ corruption trial of Nigerian politicians

Dasuki, Turaki, Doma… the ‘never ending’ corruption trial of Nigerian politicians

There is no doubt that the word corruption has become a household name in Nigeria, dwelling in the heart of the nation’s domestic dictionary.If there is a phrase Nigerians have now got used to hearing, it is ‘anti-corruption campaign’ or put more succinctly, ‘corruption trial’.Administration after administration, several public and civil servants make the headlines for alleged cases of corruption.As [...]

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    #WhatIsCorruptionToYou — join TheCable in Twitter discussion

#WhatIsCorruptionToYou — join TheCable in Twitter discussion

The United Nations in 2003 set aside December 9 to mark the international anti-corruption day -- "promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively... promote, facilitate and support international cooperation and technical assistance in the prevention of and fight against corruption… promote integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs and public property…"The 2017 edition, [...]

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    Buhari: I ended up in jail — after jailing many for ‘corruption’

Buhari: I ended up in jail — after jailing many for ‘corruption’

President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted how he was sent to jail during the military regime.Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida.Speaking on Wednesday during his visit to Kano, Buhari harped on how he ended up in jail after arresting and jailing others for corruption-related offences."When I was the military head of state, [...]

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