Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

Group urges Kogi monarchs, religious leaders to fight corruption

October 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC) has charged traditional rulers, religious leaders and communities to join hands in the fight against corruption through dialogue and discourse to achieve maximum result.The project manager, WAMAC Zubair Abdurra’uf Idris, gave the charge in Lokoja Monday during a town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria. Idris said the aim Read More

Edo CAN advocates anti-graft messages for ethical revolution

June 18, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Piqued by graft and other social vices in the nation’s public and private institutions, the Edo state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advocated for anti-corruption messages during church services as a means of promoting ethics and values in the society. This was just as the Christian leaders pledged to roll out measures to monitor elected leaders Read More

‘Nigeria loses N100bn yearly in tax related fraud’

June 14, 2021 David Agba 0

Speaking at the 25th Anti-corruption Situation Room organised by HEDA Resource Centre held at Sheraton Hotel on Saturday in commemoration of the June 12, 1993 elections won by late Chief MKO Abiola and promises of that election to Nigerians, professionals from different fields said tax manipulation and evasion by individuals and corporate organisations remain one of the most devastating sources Read More

Buhari’s ICT, TSA strategy eliminated ghost workers in government – NITDA Boss

June 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Director General (DG) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that the President Mohammadu Buhari’s use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as well as the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Bank Verification Number (BVN) and others has facilitated the elimination of ghost workers, saved lots of funds for government and has made the fight Read More

Sen. Abdul Kwari, the law and order man

June 8, 2021 Emmanuel Ado 0

Senator Suleiman Abdul Kwari (Kaduna North), Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, remains the only aspirant that in the build up to the 2019 elections party primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), enjoyed the unflinching support of Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state. El-Rufai’s unwavering support for Kwari was due to Kwari’s proven competency, capacity for hard Read More

UNGASS: Nigeria seeks simplified procedures for assets recovery, return

June 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria has called for the simplification of evidentiary requirements and other mutual legal assistance procedures to enhance international cooperation and facilitate timely recovery and return of stolen assets. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly Special Session on corruption in New York, Read More

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US reaffirms commitment to advocating democracy, human rights amidst threats

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Stats of America has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing democracy and human rights in the face of new and existing threats. USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, made the commitment, Thursday, during sessions with activists Jackline Nasiwa, from South Sudan; Maja Stojanovic, Executive Director of Civic Initiatives, from Serbia; Ken Abante, Co-Head of WeSolve, from the Philippines; David Riveros, Executive Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

EFCC denies offering N1m reward to informants

May 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the commission was not offering N1 million reward to Yahoo Yahoo informants. The Commission in a press statement by the Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Friday, said: “The EFCC wishes to inform the general public that it has not issued any notice in the social media promising financial reward for anyone with Read More

Corruption killing Nigeria – Ganduje

April 30, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has noted that corruption “is killing Nigeria, and the country will not attain development with the level of corruption gaining ground in low and high places.” Ganduje stated this Friday at the inauguration the state Anti Corruption Strategy Steering Committee members. The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Read More

Kwara rights group seeks anti-corruption commission

April 21, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Civil Rights and Development Resource Centre -CIRDEV (CIRDEV Resource Centre), a civil society organisation based in Ilorin, Kwara state, Wednesday challenged the state government to enact a law that will back the establishment of anti-corruption commission in the state. The center noted that with the quantum of corruption and financial crime cases happening at various states and local government levels, Read More

EFCC highly rated in business law enforcement worldwide – Chairman

April 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday said the commission is rated highly among its peers in the business of law enforcement across the globe. Mr Bawa who stated this in Ibadan while speaking during his visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission said he is confident that the future Read More

$1.9bn Maradi railway: Counting the cost of corruption

April 5, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Niger Republic, a land-locked and impoverished country has shown Nigeria how expensive corruption can be. Niger has no sea ports because it is land-locked. it therefore imports and exports through Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire. Nigeria is Niger’s nearest neighbor, but Niger’s importers and exporters do not use Nigerian ports for obvious reasons. Niger has a tiny stretch of land Read More

Plea bargain: Abuse of legal process?

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the country continues to battle against financial and other crimes, plea bargain appears to have created cracks in the justice system for some corrupt government officials to plead their way out of prison. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA writes on the recent effort by the Ministry of Justice to review plea bargain guidelines. The Attorney General of the Federation Read More

CISLAC calls for database for recovered assets, looters

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Tuesday called for the establishment of a database with details of recovered assets, from whom the assets were recovered and how the proceeds are utilised.According to the Executive Director of CISLAC, Malam Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, such database, from 1999 till date, will give Nigerians and the international community especially anti corruption agencies Read More

Magu: Court restrains EFCC from harassing, arresting Ozekhome

March 18, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A federal high court in Abuja, has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN. Ozekhome allegedly incurred the agency’s wrath for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. But in a judgment on delivered on Thursday by Justice Inyang Ekwo, he held that Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Bawa: Sentiments on youth participation and anti-corruption in Nigeria

March 11, 2021 Ibrahim Faruk 0

The appointment, nomination and confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) makes history as Mr. Bawa, born 40 years ago, is the youngest person to ever lead the organization which has been without a substantive head since November 2015. The news of his appointment, however, was largely overshadowed by his age Read More

350 CSOs endorse Buhari’s performances

March 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

coalition of civil society organisations numbering 350, Monday passed a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that he has “sacrificed men and equipment to keep Nigeria safe.” Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, the president of the coalition and Executive Secretary, Citizens Watch Watch Advocacy Initiative, Mr Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele said, “while most nations are still in Read More

True federalism and labour issues, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

March 7, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

After its March 2, 2021 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced that ‘should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council (NAC) to declare and enforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on ruinous path of moving the National Minimum wage from the Exclusive to the Concurrent Legislative List.’ In addition, Read More

EFCC: Bawa’s appointment critical to graft war – NYCN

March 4, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the appointment of  40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari as a critical step towards  winning the anti-corruption war. NYCN President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo stated this Wednesday when he received some youth in his office, Abuja, saying “President Read More

PDP charges Bawa to restore professionalism in EFCC

March 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulraheed Bawa, to re-engineer and restore professionalism in the anti-graft agency. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan urges Bawa to avoid the pitfalls of his immediate predecessor in office, by resisting all partisan pressures to use the agency Read More