Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "ICPC"

    Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Junaid Abdullahi, his son-in-law, of using funds from "fake contracts" to run the president's reelection campaign.In a statement, Shaibu alleged that the federal government had been using the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) headed by Abdullahi to award contracts [...]

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    We can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, governors insist

We can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, governors insist

Governors have said they cannot afford the N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).They said this in reaction to the allegation of Peter Ozo-Eson, general secretary of NLC, that governors who are against N30,000 minimum wage took such stance because they diverted the bailout funds paid to them by the federal government.He said the union expected the Independent [...]

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    Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

The senate has confirmed Bolaji Owasanoye as chairman of the Independent Corrupt Pratices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).Owasanoye and eight other nominees were confirmed on Thursday after Chukwuka Utazi, chairman senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes, presented a report.Utazi said the nominees met the requirements expected of them.But Akpan Bassey, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, protested.The senator faulted [...]

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    Rowdy session as senate suspends confirmation of EFCC nominees

Rowdy session as senate suspends confirmation of EFCC nominees

There was a rowdy session at the senate on Tuesday, making the upper legislative chamber to postpone the confirmation of some nominees of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Chukwuka Utazi, chairman of the senate committee on anti-corruption, had presented a report on the screening of the nominees by his committee..The committee had recommended that the senate confirm Ndasule Moses, [...]

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    Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

An apartment in a building occupied by Aliyu Abubakar and Mustapha Abubakar, sons of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was searched by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Saturday.According to Premium Times, the building, which is in Maitama neighbourhood, also houses an apartment occupied by Chiemeka Orji, son of [...]

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    Court remands OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof in prison

Court remands OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof in prison

Richard Akindele, a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been remanded in prison.Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before Maureen Onyetenu, a justice of a federal high court in Osogbo, Osun state capital.He was arraigned on four counts bothering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his [...]

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    ICPC charges OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof to court

ICPC charges OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof to court

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged Richard Akindele, a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, to court.Akindele, who allegedly demanded sex from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of OAU, will appear before the federal high court, Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Monday.In an audio which went viral in April, the professor was [...]

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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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