EFCC tasks MDAs on fight against economic crimes

May 20, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for more collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies, (MDAs) in the fight against economic and financial crimes. The call was made in Abuja, Wednesday, by the commission’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Sambo Maiyana Muazu at a two-day sensitisation programme on the Eagle Eye application for assistant directors of the Federal Ministry Read More

Making whistle-blowing policy work

May 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Corruption is a worldwide occurrence that cuts across societies, races, gender and social class; it has been identified as the major impediment to good governance. Curbing the spread of corruption has remained the major challenge of successive administrations in the country, thereby making anti-corruption fight a key item in individual and party campaign manifestos in Nigeria. As such, diverse legal Read More

Dariye, Nyame and the anti-corruption paradox

April 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Corruption is one of the endemic cankerworms or virus that hampers or slows down the growth and development of any country including Nigeria. Since the attainment of independence on October I, 1960, Nigeria has been battling with corruption as resources meant for national development are being diverted or squandered by those entrusted with leadership at all levels. In the last Read More

CISLAC condemns pardon of convicted corrupt politicians

April 20, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International (TI) Nigeria has expressed disappointment over the pardon granted to some corrupt politicians who were convicted by the Nigerian Judicial System. The Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) in a press release issued in Abuja said they are worried about the effect such ill-thought political pardon will have on the anti-corruption Read More

Corruption, politics and political witch-hunt

April 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sun Tzu, one of the greatest strategists of all time, a philosopher and military general, advised in his book The Art of War, that the best way to defeat an enemy is to starve him. “When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled make them move.” This strategy can also work in fighting corruption, Read More

From corruption to terrorism

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is Africa’s most densely populated country and is blessed with lots of natural resources yet the country has the highest rate of unemployment on the continent. Consequently, many Nigerians have to survive by indulging in all kinds of wrongdoing and criminality ranging from kidnapping, banditry to Boko Haram, among others. Nigeria is one of the safest countries with lots Read More

Abba Kyari was created by us…

February 21, 2022 Prince Charles Dickson 0

The Indians have a proverb that literally means “Your future does not depend on the lines of your hands, because people who do not have hands also have a future”. Often people ask me why I write on certain topics and issues all the time, like bashing governments at all levels and the band of ‘confusionists’ that run them, my Read More

Benue youth to Buhari: Leave Ortom alone, deal with corruption, insecurity, other issues

January 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Benue State Youth Forum has stated that the Benue state Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has remained “one of the strong voices of helpless Nigerians who are victims of impunity, marginalisation and injustice being perpetrated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.” The youth group stated this in a statement signed by its President, Terrence Kuanum, on Wednesday. The statement described Read More

Unite against insecurity, corruption, group tells Nigerians

January 24, 2022 Adoyi Aba 0

A group, Concerned Nigerian Network in Diaspora, has called on Nigerians to unite in the fight against insecurity in the country, saying security is everyone’s concern and needs to be taken very seriously. In a press statement made available to Blueprint, President of the group, Amb. James Erebuoye, urged Nigerians to unite, irrespective of political leanings, religion, and tribes to Read More

The quest for greener pastures

January 3, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Almost on a daily basis, Nigerians strive to migrate to other countries of the world. What can be done to discourage the people for abandoning the country all in the name of greener pastures? The Nigerian government has been charged to shun nepotism, provide basic infrastructural facilities and work on the country’s economy to discourage citizens from migrating to other countries. Read More

APC not fighting corruption the right way – Shitu

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Minister of Communications, Dr Abdur-raheem Adebayo Shittu, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed to tackle corruption headlong. Speaking as chairman at the National Anti-corruption Conference organised by Youth Development and Moral Rebirth Initiative in collaboration with Nawair-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria Youth Wing, Abuja branch, Sunday, he said the ruling party is fighting corruption at a Read More

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Refugees’ commission denies misappropriation of funds

November 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Commission for Refugees Migrant and internally displaced persons (NCFRMI), has refuted claims from some quarters that the Federal Commissioner, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim misappropriated fund. A statement by the head of press and public relations of the commission, Sampson Ikemitang said the claim that the Federal Commissioner (HFC) had spent N35m to furnish her office is absurd, unfounded and perhaps, Read More

NiDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa top list of corrupt free MDAs-Group

November 30, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the commission have been commended for being corrupt free and ethically responsible for the third time running within six months. A statement by the CEO, Profiles & Biographies, Mr. Kammonke Abam, in Abuja, said an update on the firm’s research and compilation of the accomplishments of MDAs to mark Read More

Corruption: Senate upgrades PCC staffers’ salary scale, seeks review of CCB, CCT workers too

November 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

In giving bite to the war against corruption within the entire system, the Senate has upgraded the salary scale of staffers of Public Complaints Commission (PCC) from Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPASS) to Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS). The upper legislative chamber is also seeking for special salary scale for staffers of Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) and Code Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Police arrest notorious ATM fraudster in Delta

November 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command Tuesday arrested notorious Automated Teller Mechine (ATM) fraudster,  one  Ojo Amos  at Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of the state. The suspect,  38yrs who  hails from Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Local government area specialised in snatching ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.  According to the state Public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, “On 2/11/2021 at about 1300hrs, Read More

Restructuring the way to go, Arewa youth declare

November 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has identified a restructuring model where power should be devolved to states as panacea to the myriad of challenges bedevilling the country.  Nigeria has had to grapple with insurgency, insecurity, corruption, underdevelopment and a host of other challenges that have continued to hold the country back from achieving its huge potentials. But addressing Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Pandora papers: Investigate persons involved, CISLAC, TI task Buhari

October 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparency International Nigeria has urged President Buhari and the entire Nigerian government to take steps in investigating every person implicated in the Pandora papers. Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani while briefing newsmen  on “The urgent need to investigate Pandora papers revelations” in Abuja on Monday said Pandora papers is one of the biggest ever corruption leaks led by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Shun corruption, FCT minister warns new FCT-IRS staff

October 5, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has advised the newly recruited staff of FCT Inland Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) to shun all acts of corruption no matter how tempting the situation might be. The minister, who gave this advice during the induction ceremony of the new staff Tuesday in Abuja, also advised them to “resist the temptation Read More

Revive the Mambilla power project

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service reported how the much talked about Mambilla power project is yet to take off despite the billions of naira believed to have been released for the project.According to the BBC report, with the exception of some houses built by the President Olusegun Obasanjo government for the engineers and other staff, no single block Read More