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    Coronavirus: We’ll prosecute health officials who divert funds, says ICPC

Coronavirus: We’ll prosecute health officials who divert funds, says ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned government and health officials against diverting resources earmarked for the fight against coronavirus. In a statement on Tuesday, Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokeswoman, said such acts under the guise of emergency response will not be tolerated. She urged the officials to follow procurement laws and "observe social distancing from corruption" as [...]

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    ICPC arrests Obono-Obla in Abuja

ICPC arrests Obono-Obla in Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it arrested Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), in Abuja on Friday. Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the commission, who disclosed this in a statement, said the arrest followed his “months of running from the law”. The commission had declared Obono-Obla wanted after he refused [...]

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    ICPC: 2019 budget was padded with N42bn

ICPC: 2019 budget was padded with N42bn

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the 2019 budget was padded with N41.9 billion. The anti-graft agency said this via its Twitter handle on Wednesday. It said the money was added into the budget as personnel cost of some government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). The MDAs' budgetary allocations usually come under either capital or recurrent expenditure. The ICPC wrote: [...]

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    Omoluwa, on trial over NBC N2.5bn affair, dies suddenly in Abuja

Omoluwa, on trial over NBC N2.5bn affair, dies suddenly in Abuja

Lucky Omoluwa, chairman of Pinnacle Communications, is dead. Omoluwa, who was standing trail over a N2.5 billion alleged fraud case involving the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday. Omoluwa first fell ill on Saturday and was admitted at a hospital. He was said to have been discharged after showing signs of improvement. The deceased reportedly resumed work on [...]

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    Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a warrant of arrest against Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge made the order on the grounds that Dikko has consistently failed to show up for trial. At the court session on Monday, Solomon Akuma, Dikko’s lawyer presented a medical report, claiming Dikko was critically ill [...]

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    ICPC asks security agencies to arrest Obono-Obla

ICPC asks security agencies to arrest Obono-Obla

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has directed security agencies to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), wherever he is found. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, on Friday. The commission had declared Obono-Obla wanted after he refused to honour an invitation over [...]

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    Goddy Nnadi, PEF GM, granted bail (updated)

Goddy Nnadi, PEF GM, granted bail (updated)

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has ganted bail to Goddy Nnadi. Nnadi who is the general manager (corporate services) at the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board,was earlier arrested for running a private business against civil service rules and regulations. TheCable learnt ICPC operatives arrested Nnadi at PEF office in Abuja on Monday. The commission is said to be investigating [...]

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    Abuja firm demands apology from ICPC over ‘illegal invasion’

Abuja firm demands apology from ICPC over ‘illegal invasion’

Pinnacle Communications Ltd has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to apologise for allegedly invading its office in Abuja. In a statement on Wednesday, the firm also denied being indebted to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as insinuated by the ICPC. The company, whose chairman is one of the defendants in the alleged N2.5 billion case [...]

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    Ex-Kogi commissioner bags 19-year jail term over N24m fraud

Ex-Kogi commissioner bags 19-year jail term over N24m fraud

Zacchaeus Atte, a former commissioner for agriculture in Kogi state, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had arraigned Atte before a Kogi state high court sitting in Okene, a town in the state, over corruption charges. In a statement, the commission said Atte had collected a huge sum of money [...]

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    I haven’t been served suspension letter, says Obono-Obla

I haven’t been served suspension letter, says Obono-Obla

Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), says he has not been served a suspension letter. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had declared Obono-Obla wanted after he refused to honour an invitation to answer to allegations of forgery and financial impropriety. In a letter addressed to him through [...]

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    Minister asks Amobi, NBET MD, to step down

Minister asks Amobi, NBET MD, to step down

Sale Mamman, minister of power, has asked Marilyn Amobi, managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET), to step down with immediate effect. This comes a few hours after the minister ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA). In a statement on Tuesday, Aaron Artimas, special adviser to the minister, said [...]

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    Reps summon ICPC chairman over claim lawmakers embezzle constituency funds

Reps summon ICPC chairman over claim lawmakers embezzle constituency funds

The house of representatives has summoned Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over the agency's allegation that some lawmakers embezzle funds for constituency projects. The lower legislative chamber summoned Owasanoye following a motion introduced at Tuesday’s plenary session by John Dyegh from Benue state. The ICPC had in a report revealed how Nigerian lawmakers [...]

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    ICPC: NSCDC deputy commandant to forfeit 60 houses ‘acquired by fraud’

ICPC: NSCDC deputy commandant to forfeit 60 houses ‘acquired by fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says Adenike Ishola, a deputy commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), will forfeit an estate for alleged fraud. In a statement on Monday, the commission said it secured a court order to seize Ishola's properties, which include an estate with 60 houses, traced to her at Sabon [...]

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    ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it uncovered corrupt practices by lawmakers in the implementation of constituency projects. In a report, the Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG), a task force of the ICPC, revealed how Nigerian lawmakers connive with agencies to embezzle billions of naira meant for constituency projects. The report, which is in its first phase, tracked [...]

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    ICPC declares house of reps member wanted

ICPC declares house of reps member wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Shehu Mohammed, a member of the house of representatives, wanted. Mohammed represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse federal constituency in Kebbi state. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC director of public enlightenment, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday. She said the declaration was made as a result of Mohammed's failure to appear before the commission in [...]

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    ICPC: We will be ruthless in fighting corruption

ICPC: We will be ruthless in fighting corruption

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC), says the commission will be ruthless in fighting corruption. He also said the fight against corruption will only succeed if Nigerians embrace integrity, transparency and accountability as a way of life. Owasanoye spoke at an occasion to mark the 2019 international anti-corruption day organised by the ICPC in [...]

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