Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tag "Transparency International"

    FLASHBACK: In 2012, Lai attacked Jonathan with TI’s corruption index

FLASHBACK: In 2012, Lai attacked Jonathan with TI’s corruption index

Two days ago, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, dismissed Transparency International’s (TI) latest corruption perception index which ranked Nigeria low on corruption but what was his response to the poor rating of the country eight years ago? In the latest TI rating Nigeria ranked 146 of 180 countries, with a total of 26 points out of a possible 100 points. Responding to the [...]

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    Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria low could be based on statements from the opposition party. In its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two points lower than 148 the country was rated in 2018. The organisation identified some causes of the decline [...]

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    Ohanaeze youth ask Buhari to go after more ‘untouchables’

Ohanaeze youth ask Buhari to go after more ‘untouchables’

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has described Nigeria's ranking by Transparency International as a blessing in disguise. TI ranked Nigeria as 146 out of 180 countries in its corruption perception index, scoring the country 26 out of 100 points. Reacting to the ranking, the group asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute public office holders who are perceived as "untouchables". This move, it said, [...]

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    Nigeria’s real corruption perception index, 2019

Nigeria’s real corruption perception index, 2019

Transparency International has rated Nigeria’s anticorruption crusade as very poor. Nigeria has dropped two points in the global Corruption Perception Index, becoming the second most corrupt country in West Africa. This is despite having the most elaborate anticorruption infrastructure in the continent. And being the only country in the world right now with a president or prime minister who won [...]

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    Nigeria needs to develop its own corruption perception index, says CSO

Nigeria needs to develop its own corruption perception index, says CSO

Umar Yakubu, executive director, Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Financial Crimes Prevention, says Nigeria has to develop its own corruption perception index. Yakubu was reacting to the corruption perception index published by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries considered. With a score of 26 out of 100 points, Nigeria ranks as the second most corrupt ECOWAS country. But in a [...]

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    EFCC: Transparency International has a hidden agenda against Nigeria

EFCC: Transparency International has a hidden agenda against Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected Transparency International’s (TI) report which ranked Nigeria low on how corruption is perceived in the country. The anti-graft agency described the report as appalling while accusing the organisation of having a hidden agenda against Nigeria. In its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two [...]

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    FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

The federal government has described as baseless, Nigeria's poor ranking in Transparency International's (TI) latest corruption perception index . In the 2019 index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries considered, with 26 out of 100 points. The score is lower than Nigeria's rating in 2018 when the country scored 148, four places up from the 144 it was ranked in [...]

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    ‘Selective prosecution, attack on whistleblowers’ — TI lists reasons Nigeria dropped on corruption index

‘Selective prosecution, attack on whistleblowers’ — TI lists reasons Nigeria dropped on corruption index

On Thursday, the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption suffered a blow with the country’s ranking dropping on the 2019 corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI). The latest ranking saw Nigeria drop from 148 -- in 2018 -- to 146 out of the 180 countries ranked. The country's total points also dropped to 26/100, from the 27 it has maintained since [...]

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    Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the current administration is "laden with corruption" to the extent that the blind and deaf can see and hear it. Omokri made the remark in a Facebook post on Friday, while reacting to a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity. In a tweet on [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians share in the blame of the country’s bad ranking in Transparency International’s  (TI) corruption perception index (CPI). In 2017, Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 on the index of TI. The ranking was seen as a blow to the current administration which claims to have the fight against corruption as one of its core [...]

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    Transparency International calls for outlawing of ‘corruption-prone’ security votes

Transparency International calls for outlawing of ‘corruption-prone’ security votes

Transparency International (TI) says Nigeria needs a federal legislation outlawing security votes. Christina Hildrew, TI Africa programme manager of defence and security unit, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja at a two-day stakeholders conference. The conference was organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in partnership with TI and support from European Union. Security votes are funds that are disbursed to cover [...]

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    REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

Not less than $670 million is spent on security votes in Nigeria every year, a new report by Transparency International Defence and Security (TIDS) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has revealed. The report, titled 'Camouflaged Cash', was launched in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, the $670m is more than the annual budget of the Nigerian army [...]

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    Ribadu on anti-graft war: There’s so much noise because Buhari is doing well

Ribadu on anti-graft war: There’s so much noise because Buhari is doing well

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing “extremely well” in the fight against corruption. Speaking on the sideline of an anti-corruption townhall meeting tagged ‘A spanner in the wheel of corruption’, organised by the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation in Abuja, Ribadu said there is “so much noise” [...]

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    Another look at TI’s graft index

Another look at TI’s graft index

When Transparency International (TI) recently unveiled its 2017 corruption perception index, Nigeria’s ranking effectively left rotten eggs on the face of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency. The global index that was issued on 21st February placed Nigeria 148th out of 180 countries, with a dismal score of 27 marks in a percentage rating field. And this latest ranking showed the country losing [...]

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    ‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has described as “misleading and unfair”, the recent report of Transparency International (TI) that corruption is “getting worse” in Nigeria. In its latest corruption perception index (CPI), TI said Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 in 2017, out of the 180 countries surveyed. Reacting on Friday, Shehu said [...]

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    Omokri: TI ranking mocks AU’s recognition of Buhari as anti-corruption champion

Omokri: TI ranking mocks AU’s recognition of Buhari as anti-corruption champion

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the latest report by Transparency International (TI) "makes a mockery" of the African Union's award to President Muhammadu Buhari as its anti-corruption champion. On Wednesday, TI said in its latest corruption perception index (CPI) that Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 in 2017, out of the 180 countries surveyed. During its last [...]

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