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    Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says any request that comes from President Muhammadu Buhari will make the country a better place. Lawan said this on Thursday when he received Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), at his office in Abuja. Sagay had appealed to the senate president to ensure that Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and [...]

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    Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says only the beneficiaries of corruption question the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sagay said this on Wednesday in Abuja when he led members of the committee on a visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). NAN reports that PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says the fight against corruption has not been won despite efforts being made by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Mustapha spoke on Tuesday with other stakeholders at an event in Abuja, tagged, 'One-day dialogue session on strengthening the anti-corruption agenda: ensuring accountability and transparency' which was co-organised by PACAC and the Centre for Democracy [...]

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    Sagay faults supreme court over Osun verdict

Sagay faults supreme court over Osun verdict

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the supreme court ought to have addressed the validity of the Osun state governorship rerun election. Speaking with Daily Trust, Sagay said the apex court was right to have nullified the verdict of the tribunal but should have made an affirmative pronouncement if INEC was right to have declared [...]

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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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    Sagay: Obasanjo is president-general of Nigeria for life… in his mind

Sagay: Obasanjo is president-general of Nigeria for life… in his mind

Itse Sagay, chairman of presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is suffering from power withdrawal syndrome. The constitutional lawyer said Obasanjo does not portray himself as a former president of the country. Sagay said unlike his contemporaries, Obasanjo lacks respect, dignity, restraint and decorum. In reaction to Obasanjo's latest criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari, Sagay said: "We have [...]

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    Sagay: Even a baby must know you can’t get justice against Onnoghen at NJC

Sagay: Even a baby must know you can’t get justice against Onnoghen at NJC

Itse Sagay, chairman of presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says the National Judicial Council (NJC) cannot address the false assets declaration charges against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). In a statement on Wednesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said "not even a baby" expects the council, chaired by the CJN, to indict him of the accusations against [...]

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    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails to appropriate funds for that purpose. President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the federal lawmakers to approve N242 billion for the polls shortly before they embarked on their annual recess on July [...]

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    Sagay: Who cares about youth service? We can’t afford to lose Adeosun

Sagay: Who cares about youth service? We can’t afford to lose Adeosun

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says he does not believe that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate. Premium Times had reported that the minister falsified her NYSC exemption certificate but she is yet to react to the allegation. Speaking with The Nation on Thursday, Sagay described Adeosun as a [...]

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    Sagay: Why no ‘corrupt’ ex-president has been charged to court

Sagay: Why no ‘corrupt’ ex-president has been charged to court

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government is yet to charge any former president to court over corruption allegations in order to avoid “distractions”. The administrations of ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been, at various times, accused of corruption. With no corruption charges filed against the two leaders yet, some Nigerians say [...]

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    Sagay: Whistleblowers CANNOT get 5% of recovered loot if it’s an extremely large amount

Sagay: Whistleblowers CANNOT get 5% of recovered loot if it’s an extremely large amount

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says a whistleblower can get as low as one percent commission "if it is an extremely large amount".  This is lower than the 2.5 percent stipulated by the whistleblower policy. Under the policy introduced in 2016 to fight corruption, an individual who gives information on financial crimes is entitled to between [...]

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    Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says looting of public funds still takes place at the national assembly through budget padding. In an interview with PUNCH, Sagay said there is no looting at the executive level. He said the implementation of treasury single account (TSA) by the Buhari administration has shown that country is making trillions of [...]

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    Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

In leadership and nation-building, like begets like. The leaders determine the kind of citizens that a nation would have in her possession. If the leaders are lawless, it is impossible for the citizens to be law-abiding. It is hypocrisy for leaders to make the laws that they aren’t going to submit to. The law that binds that led should be [...]

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    Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Shehu Sani's revelation that every senator gets paid N13.5 million monthly proves Nigerian legislators are the highest paid in the world. The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said Sani's disclosure validates a statement made to the effect by Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC). He commended the senator representing Kaduna central for "blowing [...]

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    Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, is stepping on many toes in the bid to defend his administration. He said this when he received Ogiame Ikenwoli, the olu of Warri and some prominent Iteskiri sons, including Sagay, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. The president described Sagay as a man of conviction whom, he [...]

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    Sagay: OBJ who wanted third term says Buhari shouldn’t seek re-election — it makes no sense!

Sagay: OBJ who wanted third term says Buhari shouldn’t seek re-election — it makes no sense!

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of hypocrisy for asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election. In a lengthy "special statement" released Tuesday, Obasanjo urged the president not to seek re-election, saying he has performed below par since assuming office. Obasanjo said under Buhari's watch, poverty and insecurity have worsened in [...]

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