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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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    ICPC queries N5.6bn constituency projects budgets of justice, foreign affairs

ICPC queries N5.6bn constituency projects budgets of justice, foreign affairs

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will probe the allocation of N5.6 billion to the ministries of foreign affairs and justice for the execution of zonal intervention projects. The anti-graft agency said while N2.7 billion was allocated to the ministry of justice, N2.9 billion was allocated to the ministry of foreign affairs for constituency projects. Speaking at [...]

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    Nollywood movies on ‘boy loves girl’ not helping Nigeria’s development, says ICPC chairman

Nollywood movies on ‘boy loves girl’ not helping Nigeria’s development, says ICPC chairman

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    ICPC: Most constituency projects rot away because of bad politics

ICPC: Most constituency projects rot away because of bad politics

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), says several constituency projects are rotting away in the country because of bad politics. Owasanoye said this while responding to questions during an interactive summit in Abuja on Thursday. According to the ICPC chairman, political differences between project sponsors and benefiting communities sometimes stifle the operationalisation of constituency projects [...]

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    Court stops EFCC from prosecuting Dikko, ex-customs CG

Court stops EFCC from prosecuting Dikko, ex-customs CG

A federal high court in Abuja has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service. Nnamdi Dimgba, the presiding judge, on Monday, held that the non-prosecution agreement entered into by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Dikko was binding on the EFCC. The agreement was reached after Dikko [...]

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    PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the senate has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comment on constituency projects. On Tuesday, the president said N1 trillion had been spent on constituency projects in the last 10 years without anything to show for it. Buhari spoke at a summit organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) [...]

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