ANEEJ wants speedy assent to anti-corruption bills

November 30, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to anti-corruption laws in order to give bite to the fight against corruption. According to the Civil Society Organisation,the Whistleblower Protection Bill and the Witness Protection Bill, when signed into law will further encourage citizens to report corruption cases. The Executive Director, Rev Read More

A nation withered by corruption

November 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

For more than 62 years of our independence, economic and financial crimes became major threats to our nation’s progress. Nigeria is being crippled by multiple economic and financial crimes perpetrated by its citizens at home and abroad. It is like cancer that permeates the body of the society. It is an unfortunate trend which nearly brings our nation to total Read More

Nigeria: A nation withered by corruption

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

For more than 62 years of our independence, economic and financial crimes became major threats to our nation’s progress. Nigeria is being crippled by multiple economic and financial crimes perpetrated by its citizens at home and abroad. It is like cancer that permeates the body of the society. It is an unfortunate trend which nearly brings our nation to total Read More

Video: APC is more corrupt than PDP – Atiku

November 6, 2022 Rosemary Moribirim 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has revealed that the ruling All Progressives Congress is more corrupt than the Peoples Democratic Party He made this known in an interview with Voice of America, Sunday. He said, “But we have come to realise that the APC is even more corrupt than PDP.” “Well, I will remind Read More

Reps, foreign affairs ministry bicker over alleged extra-budgetary spending

November 3, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Following alleged gross abuse of the Appropriations Act 2022 and the 1999 Constitution (as amended) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Wednesday declined to consider and allow defence of the ministry’s 2023 budget. Chairman of the committee, Yusuf Buba Yakub, said this when Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffery Onyeama led the ministry’s officials on Read More

Corruption, fraud charges against Neymar dropped

October 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Corruption and fraud charges against Neymar have been dropped by prosecutors in Spain. The charges were made against the Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward and others accused in a trial over his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona. Prosecutors had initially sought a two-year jail term and a 10m euro (£8.6m) fine for the 30-year-old. But they announced the withdrawal Read More

ICPC seeks media partnership in fighting corruption

October 27, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sought the partnership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other stakeholders in the media industry in its drive to prevent and stamp out corruption in the country through dissemination of vital information. Resident Anti-corruption Commissioner, Mr Kayode Kupolati, made this known during a courtesy visit to the leadership Read More

Corruption in the Nigerian civil service

October 27, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified cronyism, nepotism, political patronage and lack of transparency and accountability as major enablers of corruption in the country. Speaking at the occasion of the conferment of awards on former President Goodluck Jonathan and 43 others at the State House in Abuja, the President said that nepotism and political patronage distract civil servants from ensuring effective Read More

Who aids corruption in education sector, teachers or administrators?

October 7, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has berated what he terms as corruption in the education sector in the country. Expressing his disdain for the unhealthy practice, the President said that corruption undermines educational policies, investments and creates an unfriendly learning environment for young people. Tellingly, the President said that corruption in the education sector undermines investments, beclouds funding and make people focus Read More

TETFund harps on ways to fight corruption in the academia

September 27, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that beneficiary institutions adhere to the public procurement process, aimed at curtailing corruption. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Arc Sonny Echono, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a 3-day capacity-building workshop on the public procurement process for TETFund beneficiary institutions organised by TETFund in collaboration Read More

Inflation, corruption, and banditry killing Nigeria’s economy

September 21, 2022 OlawaleFeranmi 0

Globally, this is not the best of times for any economy, particularly Nigeria. The battle against COVID-19 pandemic had barely settled and economies began to struggle to shake off the impact when Russia invaded Ukraine, disrupting world composure. Since February 2022 the world supply chain has been disrupted and prices of goods and services have risen astronomically. Nigeria’s situation is Read More

A lost anti-corruption war is a lost future (1)

September 10, 2022 Clem Oluwole 0

This piece was first published on July 27, 2012. It was intended to be a wake-up call for all Nigerians to come to grips with the grave consequences of watching our leaders brazenly pillaging our collective resources with reckless abandon. And by choosing to remain passive as the corrupt elements loot, the masses are also hailing corruption, the invidious crime Read More

Again, Global Rights, experts train journalists on investigative journalism

September 9, 2022 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights-Nigeria, has facilitated the training of select journalists from print, broadcast and online media houses in Abuja. The two-day intensive training, held Wednesday and Thursday, was in collaboration with the International Centre for Investigative Journalism (ICIR), with support from HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG, with resource persons drawn from Premium Times, Daily Trust Foundation and others. While training Read More

Corruption: Africa’s undeclared pandemic

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Not too long ago, members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) carried placards as they took part in a nationwide strike over issues including corruption and job losses in Cape Town, South Africa. This was on October 7, 2020. From one country to another On June 21, Malawi’s president, Lazarus Chakwera fired the country’s chief of police, Read More

As the anti-corruption crusader heads Kaduna pilgrims agency…

June 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ordinarily, in Nigeria’s social, religious, and political context, when someone is given an appointment, political or otherwise, the various media platforms will be dominated with flattering eulogies for a while, just to impress the appointee, even if what the well wishers are broadcasting are fallacies! Dr. Yusuf Arrigasiyu was recently appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Muslim Read More

Voices of history 3: Buhari and the anti-corruption war fatigue

June 9, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer, defended Thomas Paine on charges of alleged treason in absentia on the publication of his book, The Rights of Man. In his address to the court on December 18, 1792, Erskine, famous for his flowery language, said, “Methinks, I see this noble and puissant nation, not degenerated and drooping to a fatal decay but casting Read More

Voices of history 2: Corruption is good

June 2, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

Corruption has held this country in thrall for a very long time. No other national affliction comes even close. I am fascinated by the literature on corruption. It tells you fascinating stories of exposed cases of corruption in very high places as well as the titanic struggle, genuine or cynical, by our political leaders in agbada and khaki to put Read More

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