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JAMB remitted N7.8bn to FG in 2016 – Oloyede

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi iliyasu Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has remitted N7.8 billion to Federal Government coffers from the 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this when a delegation from national officers council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) paid him a visit at the board Read More

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CISLAC fights corruption

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned the spate of official corruption in the country saying it is disturbing. At the 2017 Anti-corruption Day celebration in Abuja, the Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, noted that deliberate political reluctance permeating the fight against corruption in the country is lamentable. “We are aware of the various Read More

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ICPC wants Nigerians, private sector join corruption fight

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called on Nigerians, private and public sectors of human endeavour to join hand with the federal government in the fight against the scourge of corruption in the country. Acting Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Bako Abdullahi, made the call in Lokoja yesterday during an international anti-corruption Read More

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Fight against corruption do-or-die – Magu

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The fight against corruption is a “do or die affair” which Nigerians must win or die trying, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said. Magu, who spoke at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja after leading a rally to commemorate the International Anti-corruption Day, said corruption is Nigeria’s number one enemy. Read More

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Jubril, others urge unity, attitudinal change

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja A non-governmental organisation, Lifesavers Ambassadors International, has expressed worry about the spate of killings, hate speeches and level of corruption in the country, calling for an attitudinal change among Nigerians. The ambassadors made the call yesterday during their fourth interfaith summit/dinner award night with the theme: “Mentality Renovation” in Abuja. Former presidential aspirant, Mrs. Sarah Read More

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ANEM urges FG to be transparent in graft war

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Synod of the All Nations Evangelical Mission (ANEM) has called on the federal government to be more transparent in fighting the war against corruption at all levels. It made the call in a communiqué signed by the General Overseer of ANEM, Arc. Bishop Yiman Orkwar, issued yesterday after the Fresh Oil International Convention in Makurdi. The Read More

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Anti-corruption: LAI calls for attitudinal change

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja A non-governmental organisation, Lifesavers Ambassadors International (LAI) has called for attitudinal change in Nigeria, expressing serious worry about the spate of killings, hate speeches and level of corruption in the country. LAI made this statement during its fourth interfaith summit and dinner with the theme “Mentality Renovation” at the Women Development Centre, Abuja. Former presidential Read More

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Buhari: Fighting corruption more difficult than insurgency

December 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano   After over two years of his administration’s fight against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday declared that it’s more difficult tackling the menace than insurgency. Buhari spoke at a town hall meeting in Kano on the final day of his two-day visit to the state. “The power of the corrupt Nigerians is so enormous, but we Read More

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Privatisation: SERAP being mischievous, BPE says

December 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has described as ‘curious’ the call by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the allegations of corruption made against the privatisation agency. According to a statement signed by Head, Public Communications, BPE, Chukwumah Nwokoh, the report is the case of giving a dog a Read More

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Let’s stop talking about corruption, By Anthony Akinwale

December 6, 2017 Blueprint 0

On January 15, 1966, that bloody day of the first military coup in Nigeria, Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu declared in his coup day speech: “The aim of the Revolutionary Council is to establish a strong united and prosperous nation, free from corruption and internal strife….Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek Read More

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Malta arrests 10 over blogger’s death

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Police in Malta have arrested 10 Maltese nationals in connection with the car bomb murder of investigative journalist Daphne CaruanaGalizia. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas. CaruanaGalizia was killed close to her home on 16 October in an attack which shocked the country. Read More

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EFCC gets NITDA’s clearance for IT infrastructure upgrade

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has followed its pledge to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to support its activities in the fight against sharp practices through ICT procurement in government parastatals with action. EFCC has presented it’s ICT system upgrade to NITDA searchlight. NITDA through its mandate as the government clearinghouse for all IT procurement and Read More

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ICPC to arraign alleged husband killer’s mother for ‘fraud’

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has stated that it was set to arraign a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Aliyu. The ex-Aso Saving boss is the mother of Maryam Saida, currently standing trial in court for allegedly stabbing her husband, Billyaminu Mohammed Bello to death. Mrs. Aliyu was this year nominated by Read More

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Halt the EFCC/DSS feud

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

In recent times, the feud between security outfits has taken a new, baffling, and confusing twist. The misunderstanding between the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and that of the Department of State Services (DSS) is increasing day in day out. The two bosses have been at loggerhead since retired air commodore Umar Muhammad who was once Read More

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Safeguarding the sanctity of the whistleblowing policy

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Like other Nigerians, I hailed the Honourable Finance Minister, Madam Kemi Adeosun, as stickler to global best practices when she rolled out the Federal Government’s programme on whistleblowing. We believed then that the policy would lead to unimaginable regime of discovery and disclosure of corrupt practices in high and low places and the consequent punishment of culprits. The recent confusion Read More

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APC govs not fighting corruption – Falana

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said that no state government controlled by APC is fighting corruption. Falana said this in Abuja while delivering a speech at the National Stakeholders’ Summit on Whistle-blowing, organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRIMIL). He said: “While we are gathered here to discuss corruption, we must always Read More

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Buhari’s anti graft war is on course —Keyamo

November 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

Mr Festus Keyamo ( SAN), a Human Rights lawyer, believes that although the present administration has not won the war against corruption, it has nonetheless shown the resolve to wage it in spite of its deficiencies. In this interview with KEHINDE OSASONA, Keyamo also praised the government for moving against the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), for trying to precipitate genocide Read More

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APC planning to jail 50 PDP members, party alleges

November 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has exposed plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to whittle down its strength by incarcerating 50 members before the end of this year with a view to deceiving Nigerians that the  failed anti-corruption war is still on course. In a statement Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye noted that Read More

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We won’t release $300m Abacha loot if… – Jersey Island

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The government of Jersey Island has said that the Abacha loot would not be released to Nigeria if a third party representation is involved in the negotiation. Nigeria’s former military dictator (1993-1998), Sani Abacha, is believed to have stolen billions of dollars of government money before his death in office. According to a statement by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, the Read More

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Prepare to account for your sins, ex-Jonathan’s minister tells Buhari

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman, has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari that he would one day be required to account for what he described as “the president’s mis-governance”. Sulaiman stated this yesterday in Abuja when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ex-Ministers’ Forum threw their weight behind his bid to emerge the National Publicity Read More

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Babachir, Oke as test case of Buhari’s anti-graft stance

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Babchir David Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, over alleged corruption. VIVIAN OKEJEME looks at the development vis-à-vis the accompanying reactions In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party-led government came under heavy attack from the All Read More

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I’ve received 1, 124 corruption cases – Onnoghen

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria (NJC), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has revealed that 1, 124 (One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-nine) corruption cases have so far been received from the various jurisdictions across the country. The CJN made this revelation at the formal inauguration of the Corruption and other Financial Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) at the Read More

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£6m pension funds: NUJ urges FG to name co-conspirators

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the federal government to name others involved in the £6 million pension funds traced to a United Kingdom bank account being managed by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation. NUJ, in a press statement signed by its National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman, said the Read More

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Nigeria’s leadership and Buhari’s burden

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The happenings within the President Muhammadu Buhari administration with corruption stigma dangling over the heads of top and influential members of the administration portray Buhari as not serious about tackling corruption in the country. There is a lot of confusion in the hierarchy of the administration, that borders on corruption and corrupt tendencies of the officials of the administration and Read More