Protesters advocate death sentence for corrupt leaders

August 6, 2020 John Oba 0

Protesters in Abuja under the auspices of Joint Action Committee (JAC) Wednesday called for the introduction of capital punishment for corrupt culprits. The protesters carrying placards with several inscriptions such as: “Service Chiefs must resign. Pay out doctors to stop emigration, We must support more women in politics, capital punishment for looters “etc, carried out their protest at NICON junction Read More

Malami, Magu and the war against corruption

July 30, 2020 Hadiza Mohammed 0

On July 7, 2020, the erstwhile Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu was arrested and interrogated by a Presidential Panel of Enquiry headed by former President of Appeal Court, Justice Ayo Salami on the strength of the petition filed by the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Read More

Dare us on our anti-corruption war, FG tells critics

The federal government Tuesday said the allegations of corruption brought against some agencies and their heads are testimonies to the seriousness of the fight of the current administration against corruption. It also dared the major opposition in the country to dare the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s anti-corruption drive. Some major government agencies including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); the Niger Delta Development Commission Read More

Don’t link Hosa Okunbo with corruption charges against Diezani – CMO

July 28, 2020 Agi Onda 0

A group, Concerned Maritime Operators (CMO), has advised Nigerians, particularly   anti-graft crusaders to stop linking revered businessman, Capt. Hosa Okunbo with the humongous corruption allegations against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. A statement issued by CMO chairman, Mr. Tunde Hamzat and made available to Blueprint Monday said “attempts to link the renowned businessman with the former minister’s corruption allegations is Read More

NDDC contract scam goes messier… Akpabio’s allegations lie from pit of hell – Senate

July 27, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The drama around the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) gets messier by the day as the Senate Monday took a swipe at the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio over allegations of contracts scam slammed on some serving and former senators.   And in a sharp reaction, Senators Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta North) and James Manager Read More

You’re the headquarters of corruption, PDP replies APC

July 26, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again alleged that corruption oozing out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has further confirmed that the party is the headquarters of corruption. The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, claimed that the APC has been seeking to frustrate on-going probes in government agencies because its leaders are Read More

Why Magu should clear alleged corruption violations – PDP

July 13, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

  The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the suspended  acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, should answer for alleged issue of corruption and violation of rules. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, said that Magu must also answer for allegations Read More

Group threatens legal action over corruption allegation against Communication Minister

July 13, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

A group, Nasarawa Youth Vanguard for Justice, has threatened to sue an online news platform, Sahara Reporters, for allegedly publishing libellous information against the minister of communication and digital economy, Dr Ibrahim Isa Pantami which borders on corruption. The group in a statement on Sunday, in Lafia by it’s coordinator and secretary Barr Mohammed Araf and Abdulrahman Aliyu Esq, denied Read More

EFCC: Youth endorses CP AbdulRahman, Chiroma as Magu’s replacement

July 10, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Following the suspension of acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on corruption charges, Nigerian Youth Forum have called for brilliant, committed and upright police officers as his replacement. Speaking under the auspices of Unified Nigerian Youth Forum, President of the Forum, Comrade Abdulsalam Kazeem,said that Magu has done lots of damage to the Commission and there Read More

Judge’s absence stalls Ize-Iyamu’s N700m criminal trial

July 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The N700 million fraud case preferred against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, gubernatorial election in Edo state was on Thursday stalled due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Umar Garba. Ize-Iyamu is standing trial alongside four others in suit No: FHC/BE21C/ 2016 for allegedly receiving public funds illegally Read More

Probe more, block all loopholes in NDDC, group tasks Buhari

June 14, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A civil society organisation, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has charged President Muhammdu Buhari to probe more and block all loopholes in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The CSO’s head, Directorate of Research, Strategy & Programmes, Kolawole Johnson, who made the call, Sunday, when he addressed journalists in Abuja, said “It is unpatriotic not to oppose public officials when Read More

Alleged fraud: NDDC contractor raises fresh alarm

June 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

One of the contractors with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), High Chief Nelson Agbamuche, has raised the alarm over a project he was handling, being attributed to an unknown person by the Commission.With the development, he said there could be a sinister plot by the NDDC, to divert  what rightfully belongs to him, as he also described the allegation Read More

Court bars Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomhole

June 1, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of  the Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday stopped the Edo state government and Governor Godwin Obaseki, from arresting and prosecuting All Progressives Congress, (APC) chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over indictment in a white paper submitted to the state government. A panel of inquiry set up by the state government and headed by Justice J. Oyomire, had in Read More

Again, Senate fires NDDC over alleged blackmail

May 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate for the second time within a week, fired at the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over alleged blackmail to stop it from carrying out investigation on alleged mismanagement of N40billion by the Commission between January and March, 2020. The Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta North), had Read More

Reps and the expected NBET probe

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Last week, the House of Representatives finally ordered an investigation into allegations of sleaze in the operations of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), after some back and forth attempts at doing so. JOSHUA EGBODO reports. A history of graft allegations? To say NBET has over time remained one of the federal government’s owned corporations with a very good history Read More

Adeyanju: Between activism and opportunism

April 6, 2020 Abu Duniya 0

In the final minutes of Thursday, April 2, 2020, Deji Adeyanju (forget the comrade title he bestowed on himself) tweeted “The problems we had in 2015 are worse now. Our economy is worse. Our currency is more hopeless. Insecurity is worse.  Corruption is worse. So why was changing PDP necessary?” Adeyanju described himself in his Twitter profile as “Activist. Prisoner Read More

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Be above board, Ibadan EFCC boss urges officers

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The newly appointed zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan office, Kanu Idagu Monday asked the commission’s officers to always live above board and steer clear of corruption. Mr.  Idagu who gave the advice in Ibadan during a brief interactive session with the EFCC staff in the zone on his assumption of office emphasised that the officers should also make Read More

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Sacked Oyo LG chairmen reject Makinde’s pay off offer

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The sacked local government chairmen in Oyo state under the auspices of Association of Local government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo state, Sunday turned down Governor Seyi Makinde’s offer to pay them off.   ALGON in a letter written to the counsel to the Oyo state government, Dr Akin Onigbinde (SAN) by ALGON through its lawyer, Barr Kunle Sobaloju, condemned the suggestion by Read More

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Corruption deadlier than Coronavirus, cancer, ebola – Magu warns

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has warned that corruption is deadlier than cancer, Coronavirus, ebola and lassa fever and other killer diseases hence the need for Nigerians to combine and tackle the menace.  Addressing the Passing Out Parade of 281 Detective Inspectors of the EFCC at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Magu Read More

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Fight against corruption gaining recognition abroad – Buhari

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as the fight against corruption gain more traction home and abroad, he will ensure that, there is no hiding place for corrupt persons and proceeds of corruption in Nigeria. Buhari who disclosed this on Tuesday while reviewing the passing out parade of 281 Detective Inspectors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Read More

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Kukah raises posers on FG’s corruption fight, faults Buhari on public assets declaration

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has faulted the federal government’s approach to the fight against corruption. Bishop Kukah, who spoke Tuesday as the guest speaker at the public presentation and launch of the book: ‘Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead–Life as a Spy, Detective and Anti-Graft Czar’ in Abuja, specifically faulted the ‘selective corruption fight by the Read More

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Much ado about Nigeria’s corruption ranking

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week, Transparency International (TI), through its Nigerian affiliate, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), published its 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). This ranks Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries, with a score of 26 on a scale of 100, falling by a point (27) and two places (144/180) from 2018. These are the bare facts of the report as Read More

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‘Why civil society groups intervened in FIIRO DG, staff saga’

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups Against Corruption in Nigeria has yielded to the call by the Senior Staff Association of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) to wade into the issue surrounding the Acting Director General, Dr. Chima Igwe, and the staff of the institute. The group at a press conference at the weekend in Lagos gave Read More

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PSC knocks TI over graft report on Nigeria

January 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has berated Transparency International (TI) over Nigeria’s latest position on the 2019 global corruption index, saying ranking the country 146 out of the 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index was the lowest watermark of the group’s ranking index career. In its latest ranking, TI said Nigeria scored 26 out of 100 points, dropping Read More