Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag "corruption"

    ‘N500m mansion of an 8-year-old’ — five key cases SPIP handled under Obono-Obla

‘N500m mansion of an 8-year-old’ — five key cases SPIP handled under Obono-Obla

The Special Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) which until Wednesday was chaired by Okoi Obono-Obla spread its dragnets across the country and went after the "big fish" in public glare in the last two years. Armed with the president's support, the panel roared, shone, waxed and wielded "excessive" powers in the process.Despite the pressure on him, Obono-Obla, [...]

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    Has corruption ‘buried’ Obono-Obla?

Has corruption ‘buried’ Obono-Obla?

Before he was given the heave-ho, Okoi Obono-Obla, ex-chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP),  bagged notoriety as a ''serial power abuser'' and a ''carefree violator'' of due process.Obono-Obla’s success is, perhaps, more in the aspect of motoring controversy and bringing attention to the public property recovery panel than in fighting corruption.In March [...]

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    There’s no corruption in N-Power, says NSIO

There’s no corruption in N-Power, says NSIO

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) says its N-Power scheme is structured in a way that makes it immune to corruption. In a statement on Wednesday, Justice Bibiye, communications manager of the NSIO, said the government showed political will in the execution of the programme which insulated it from corruption and other forms of sharp practices.Bibiye said the scheme had no [...]

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    Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly uncovered 21 exotic cars during a raid at the Talata-Mafara residence of Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.EFCC had raided Yari's residence on Sunday evening when the ex-governor was out of the country.The anti-graft agency also searched the houses of Jafaru, Yari’s brother, and Sha’aya Mafara, his intimate friend.TheNation [...]

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    Liberate yourselves from the stronghold of poverty, ActionAid tells Nigerians

Liberate yourselves from the stronghold of poverty, ActionAid tells Nigerians

ActionAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, says corruption is fuelling the high rate of unemployment and poverty in the country.Speaking on Monday at a stakeholders dialogue in Enugu, Ene Obi, country director of the organisation, said government's efforts to curb corruption is not enough to subdue "the evil".She urged citizens to participate in efforts to rid the country of corruption in [...]

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    John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho, acting chief judge of the federal high court, says the judicial arm of government will tackle corruption in the country by setting the standard for others.Speaking with NAN after he was sworn in, Tsoho said the judiciary is not the only corrupt arm of government.He said corruption exists in every area of government and in every society.Although, the [...]

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    Magu on anti-graft war: Collaboration with some countries has been fruitless

Magu on anti-graft war: Collaboration with some countries has been fruitless

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission encounters difficulties in repatriating stolen funds.According to Tony Orilade, the commission’s spokesman, Magu said this when Joe Abah, director of DAI Nigeria, visited him at his office in Abuja on Friday.DAI is an international development firm implementing programmes covering governance in more than 100 countries worldwide.The [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Buhari’s aide said Akpabio stashed $7.2bn in UAE

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Buhari’s aide said Akpabio stashed $7.2bn in UAE

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, has been criticised on social media for tweeting that Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, made the list of ministerial nominees.Ahmad had suggested that Akpabio was corrupt in a tweet back in 2016.A screenshot of the tweet now deleted read: "Moves by Sen. Godswill Akpabio to [...]

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    JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says some Nigerian leaders started corruption by experimenting with examination malpractice.The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin.JAMB lamented that examination fraud in the country is mostly sponsored by parents, adding that it is determined to fight the malpractices before it becomes "a monster".“Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) valued the items at $40 million.At the court on Friday, Nicholas Oweibo, a judge, ordered the temporary seizure of the items following an ex parte application moved by Rotimi Oyedepo, [...]

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    EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it prevented former officials of Kwara state government from misappropriating N10 billion from the treasury between May 24 and May 29.Isyaku Sharu, EFCC's zonal head, told journalists on Tuesday that the commission mounted surveillance on the state accounts to prevent last-minute looting by the outgoing administration."It has always been a tradition in [...]

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    You can’t force judges into submission, Secondus tells Buhari

You can’t force judges into submission, Secondus tells Buhari

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning blind eyes to the "monumental corruption' among those under him.In a statement, Secondus alleged that the president is haunting the judiciary in order to cow judges into submission.Secondus was reacting to Buhari's recent comment on the trial of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice [...]

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    Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is qualified to be a soldier and politician.Speaking on Tuesday at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of Afenifere, the apex socio-political group in the south-west, the president said having ruled the country as a military head of state, he decided to come back as a civilian president.Buhari, a retired major general, was [...]

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    Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says Mohammed Abubakar, his predecessor, expended N2.3 billion on funeral materials in five months.Speaking through Ladan Salihu, his spokesman, the governor said the money was spent between January and May.According to him, about N900 million was spent on white cloths to wrap corpses and another N1.4 billion for buying wood to lace the graveyards.He [...]

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    It’s waste of effort to jail corrupt people, says Sagay

It’s waste of effort to jail corrupt people, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says it is a waste of effort to jail corrupt persons.Sagay, represented by Etannibi Alemika, PACAC member, spoke on Wednesday during a workshop organised by the committee in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Jos, Plateau state.According to Punch, the chairman of the committee said after an evaluation, he discovered [...]

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    Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was widespread corruption during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.He made the remark at a convocation lecture at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, on Friday.He also said there was “nothing positively significant” that took place in the anti-graft war under the last administration.The former [...]

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