Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    Ezekwesili: Abacha branded me ‘conspiracy international’

Ezekwesili: Abacha branded me ‘conspiracy international’

Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International (TI), says she was branded "conspiracy international" by the military government for her stance against corruption.TI ranked Nigeria as the most perceived corrupt country in its 1996 corruption perception index (CPI). At the time, Sani Abacha was serving as the country's military head of state.In an interview with Dotun Olowoporoku, social commentator, Ezekwesili said the [...]

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    Despite anti-graft war, Nigeria fails to improve on TI corruption index

Despite anti-graft war, Nigeria fails to improve on TI corruption index

For the third consecutive year, Nigeria has maintained the 136th spot on the corruption perception index (CPI) of Transparency International.The organisation released its 2016 report on Thursday, and Nigeria ranked 136 – its highest ever – out of the 176 countries monitored.The report said Ghana and six other African countries had "significantly declined"."Despite being a model for stability in the region, [...]

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    Nigerian parties ‘the most corrupt in the world’

Nigerian parties ‘the most corrupt in the world’

A survey conducted by Transparency International (TI) rated Nigerian political parties as the most corrupt in the world.Next to Nigeria, which had 94 percent, were Mexico and Cyprus, which both scored 91 percent.Nepal and Greece came third with 90 percent each, while Italy was fourth with 89 percent.Indonesia and India had a tie of 86 percent, placing fifth, and El [...]

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    Rwanda jails 2 policemen for murder of activist

Rwanda jails 2 policemen for murder of activist

A Rwandan court has sentenced two police officers –Isaac Ndabarinze and Nelson Iyakaremye (pictured) – to 20 years imprisonment for killing Gustave Makonene, a revered anti-corruption activist.Makonene, who was investigating mineral smuggling from Democratic Republic of Congo, was found dead in his home at Rubavu, near the border with eastern Congo, in July 2013, according to Reuters,Esron Gashyende, the judge, [...]

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    Nigeria records best ranking in four years on Transparency International’s corruption index

Nigeria records best ranking in four years on Transparency International’s corruption index

Nigeria has recorded its best ranking on Transparency International's corruption perception index (CPI) under President Goodluck Jonathan.In the latest report by TI, Nigeria is ranked the 136th out of the 175 surveyed.Nigeria was ranked 144th in 2013, 139th in 2012 and 143rd in 2011 ─ with the 2014 position bettering that of 2013 by eight places.According to Transparency International's report on corruption perception [...]

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    Indonesia jails first female governor for bribery

Indonesia jails first female governor for bribery

An Indonesian court on Monday in Jakarta sentenced the country’s first female provincial governor to four years in prison for involvement in bribing a judge over an election dispute.According to NAN, judges at the Jakarta anti-corruption court found Ratu Chosiyah, Banten governor complicit in the bribing of a former constitutional court judge, Akil Mochtar.The ruling said the bribe was intended [...]

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