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    Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Supporters of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, have called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over alleged bribery.The group also called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to join in investigating the case and to take necessary action.At a press conference held to mark [...]

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    Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

Anti-graft agencies ‘overlooking massive corruption’ in auditor-general’s reports

The Centre for Social Justice and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has urged the nation's anti-graft agencies to pay more attention to the annual reports from the auditor-general of the federation.TheCable had reported how the presidency was indicted in the 2016 report.Speaking at an accountability dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday, Chinedu Onyekere, executive director of the centre, said “massive corruption” [...]

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    ICPC: Every act of corruption involves a civil servant — and that’s a fact

ICPC: Every act of corruption involves a civil servant — and that’s a fact

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has blamed civil servants for endemic corruption in the nation’s public service.Musa Abubakar, acting chairman of the commission, gave the position on Thursday at an event to mark the 2018 Africa Public Service Day hosted by the ICPC in Abuja.Abubakar, represented by Nathan Bako, ICPC head of administration, said contrary [...]

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    ‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says allegations of the theft of N900 million from the scheme are false.In an interview with reporters in Kano at the weekend, Yusuf described the money at NHIS as "blood money".He accused some hospitals and insurance companies of ganging up against him for opposing some sharp practices.Yusuf alleged that [...]

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    OBITUARY: Akanbi, the incorruptible ICPC chairman who was ‘frustrated’ by Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Akanbi, the incorruptible ICPC chairman who was ‘frustrated’ by Obasanjo

"He was an anti-corruption czar who fought the malaise both in and out of office. He lived what he preached and you could see there was no pretence about him." -- Bukola Saraki, Senate President.If death had spared him, Mustapha Akanbi would have hit 86 in a few months, but it was his time. His fight was over. Akanbi was done, [...]

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    Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer chairman of ICPC, is dead

Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer chairman of ICPC, is dead

Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer chairman of Independent Corrupt Practice and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), is dead.Akanbi died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Ilorin, Kwara state.He died at 85 after a brief illness.Akanbi was a former president of the court of appeal and first Wakili of Ilorin.AbdulRahman Ajidagba, a close associate of the late jurist [...]

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    $16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

$16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate probe against ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly mismanaging $16 billion meant for power projects in the country.It asked the president to refer the allegation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to be investigated [...]

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    Ehindero, ex-IGP, arraigned for alleged fraud

Ehindero, ex-IGP, arraigned for alleged fraud

Sunday Ehindero, a former inspector general of police (IGP), on Thursday appeared before an Apo district high court, Abuja, over an alleged N578 million fraud.Ehindero was arraigned alongside a former police commissioner, John Obaniyi, on a six-count charge of allegedly misusing N557,995,065 donated by the Bayelsa state government for purchasing equipment for "proper policing of the state".A sum of N16 million, [...]

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    To kill 29 birds with two stones

To kill 29 birds with two stones

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has no one but itself to blame for the back-and-forth with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the "lists of looters" it released last week.After the bazaar of the Jonathan era, that there’s any argument at all about who was named or omitted in the lists of who-stole-what, is a sign of how badly President [...]

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    EFCC going through hell, says Ribadu

EFCC going through hell, says Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission has done “fairly well” in its fight against corruption.He, however, added that for the war to be successful, law enforcement agencies like the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the police must “wake up from their slumber”.Ribadu was speaking at an [...]

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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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    ICPC arrests ex-appeal court justice over ‘N200m bribe’

ICPC arrests ex-appeal court justice over ‘N200m bribe’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested Mohammed Tsamiya, a retired justice of the court of appeal, for allegedly demanding N200m bribe.Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the commission in a statement on Wednesday, alleged that the suspect demanded the bribe from one Nnamdi Orji in exchange for a favourable judgment in a national assembly election case [...]

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    Oh my God! Dropped ICPC board nominee is mother of Maryam the ‘killer wife’

Oh my God! Dropped ICPC board nominee is mother of Maryam the ‘killer wife’

Two months after Maimuna Aliyu made the headlines over a controversial issue, Maryam Sanda, her daughter, has been the talk of town for a worse reason.Aliyu's nomination into the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) had elicited negative reactions following allegations of corruption levelled against her.She was accused of abusing her office as executive director of [...]

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    ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it arrested Kabiru Auta, a former judge of a Kano state high court, over an alleged N220 million fraud.In a statement on Wednesday, Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of ICPC, said the former judge was detained on Tuesday when he honoured an invitation by the commission over allegations of criminal conspiracy, [...]

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    Alanamu, ex-ICPC nominee, goes on trial for N182m fraud

Alanamu, ex-ICPC nominee, goes on trial for N182m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Saadu Alanamu, a former nominee to the board of the agency, before a Kwara state high court for N182m fraud.In August, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, named Alanamu as one of the nominees to the board of the ICPC.But he was later dropped [...]

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    PDP accuses APC of destroying the independence of EFCC, ICPC

PDP accuses APC of destroying the independence of EFCC, ICPC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the independence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).PDP said this in a statement to commemorate the 19th anniversary as a "topmost" political party in Nigeria.According to the statement, PDP created the EFCC and [...]

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