NDIC emerges tops in ICPC’s 2023 ethics, integrity compliance scorecard

November 5, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to high ethical standards and compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations, as it proudly secures the top position in the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) 2023 Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS). According to a statement signed by Director, Communication & Public Affairs Read More

Re: Sokoto SUBEB in the web of bogus contracts, stealing workers’ salaries, politics and corruption.

November 4, 2023 Muhammad Naseer 0

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, many online papers and blogs published an article captioned ‘Sokoto SUBEB In The Web of Bogus Contracts, Stealing Workers Salaries, Politics and Corruption’ and many other tissue of lies trying to paint Sokoto SUBEB black but in the process both the writer and his sponsors ridiculed themselves. It is, therefore, pertinent to put the issues Read More

Umahi’s concrete roads and corruption pushback

November 1, 2023 Yahaya Kana Ismaila 0

A famous quote about the viciousness of corruption comes from the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and current National Security Adviser, NSA, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. He posited that “when you fight corruption, it fights back”. Ribadu was speaking in response to the pervasive corruption in the public system. A chronicle of the event during and Read More

Probe NNPCL, group tells Tinubu

October 9, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

A group under the auspices of Mega National Movement for Good Governance (MNMGG) has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to probe the activities of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), saying that Nigeria is losing billions of Naira not remitted to the federation account. The spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Tijani, while addressing a press conference at the Read More

Former Nigerian oil minister faces bribery charges in London court

October 2, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A former Nigerian oil minister appeared in court in London on Monday charged with receiving bribes in the form of cash, luxury goods, flights on private jets and the use of high-end properties in Britain in return for awarding oil contracts. Diezani Alison-Madueke was Nigeria’s minister for petroleum resources between 2010 and 2015, during the administration of former president Goodluck Read More

Anti-corruption agency convicts 1,688 persons in 9 months

September 29, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in its war against corruption, it has secured 1,688 convictions between January and September, 2023. The agency acting Acting Chairman, Abdulkarim Ckukkol made the disclosure on Friday at the Passing out Parade of Detective Assistant Course 4 Cadre for 331 cadets of the commission at the Nigeria Police Mobile Force Training College, Read More

Nigeria: Corruption and need for probe

September 15, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

Corruption thrived luxuriantly during former President Jonathan’s administration – the breadth confounded the nation as his successor beamed the searchlight into the dark tunnels through which it  all happened. The former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani  Madueke, and the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, easily became the administration’s face of corruption. Huge corruption proceeds  were retrieved just as prosecutions were made. Though, many other Read More

Group condemns corruption allegations against FCT Chief Judge

September 9, 2023 Editor 0

The Umbrella body of bloggers under the auspices of Bloggers and Vloggers, Content Creators Association (BAVCCA), Saturday, refuted corruption allegations leveled against the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Husseini Baba-Yusuf, as junks of lies and cheap blackmail by faceless bloggers. This was contained in an address presented by the National President of BAVCCA, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, during a Read More

Magaji’ leads the corruption fight

August 24, 2023 Abbas Datti 0

Let us take a deep sigh to reflect on the remarkable achievements of Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimingado as the chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. Under Muhyi’s leadership, the fight against corruption and promotion of public accountability has witnessed tremendous progress. It is important to highlight the proactive approaches by Magaji in addressing public complaints. Through accessible Read More

Corruption: CDD tasks anti-graft agencies in Africa on illicit asset recovery

July 13, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged anti-corruption agencies across the continent on illicit asset recovery as there is still much more, domestically and internationally, to be traced and recovered. The Director of the Centre, Idayat Hassan who noted this at the just concluded inter-agency Task Team (IATT) African Anti-corruption Day 2023 in Abuja, with the support of Read More

Fight corruption, prioritise recovery of stolen assets, UK based investigator charges Tinubu 

June 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A United Kingdom based International Investigator and a former Special Investigator to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Asset (SPIPP), Evangelist Victor Uwajeh, has called on President Bola Tinubu to strengthen the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Uwajeh who was also an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) consultant wants the Bola Tinubu administration to focus on Read More

Culture of financial impunity gradually disappearing – FRC Boss

June 24, 2023 Editor 0

The Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Barr. Victor Muruako, has said the culture of financial impunity in the country is gradually disappearing. Muruako made the remark while receiving the Nigerian Economics Students Association (NESA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in a courtesy visit and study tour to the Commission on Friday in Abuja. Muruako said the Commission which was set up Read More

Coalition criticises NYSC, berates ‘corrupt officials’

May 24, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

A coalition of 150 civil society organisations, under the aegis of Advocates of Truth and Justice (ATJ), has berated the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over what it termed “unnecessary and fraudulent involvement in politics”. The coalition, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dr. Anthony Ujah, allegedly accused top officials of the Scheme of conniving with highly -placed Read More

Corruption: FCTA establishes investigation, prosecution department

May 10, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Executive Committee (FCT EXCO) has approved the establishment of a new department of Investigation and Prosecution to be situated in the Legal Services Secretariat. The creation of the new department is one of the decisions reached at its 18th meeting held Monday, at the FCTA Banquet Hall, Gwarinpa I District (Life-Camp), Abuja. EXCO stated that the Read More

How corruption impedes electricity supply in Nigeria—NSE ex-president

May 3, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Former president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Otis Anyaeji, has identified corruption as a major challenge militating against electricity supplies in Nigeria. This, he said, if not tackled headlong, it will continue to affect private businesses negatively. Anyaeji, who is the traditional Head of Ubahu-Okija in Anambra state, made these remarks in Abuja on Wednesday while delivering Read More

Benue transport union expels chief scribe over corruption allegation

May 1, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The crisis rocking one of the leading transport unions in Benue state, the Peace Tricyclist Association of Nigeria (PTAN), has assumed a disturbing dimension with the expulsion of its secretary general, Comrade Stephen Vambe.Vambe was expelled from the union after the congress and stakeholders’ meeting of the union, which took place on 22nd April, 2023.The crisis started following reported issues Read More

Ijaw youth condemn call for EFCC to probe Adokiye

March 13, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned what it called “campaign of calumny against” the Executive Vice President of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Tombomieye Adokiye IYC said the call for Adokiye to be probed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) was distasteful and an affront on the Nigerian people. Speaking through its national spokesman, Comrade Read More

US repatriates ex-Bayelsa governor’s loot

February 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The United States, has returned $954,000 looted by former Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to the state. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard made this known at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja. According to her, the said funds were returned to the state. Leonard said that from 1999 until his impeachment in 2005, the former governor’s official Read More

US reveals how much ex-Bayelsa governor stole, took away from Nigeria

February 16, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, Thursday, disclosed that during his tenure as pubic servant, former governor of Bayelsa State, late Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha’s salary was an equivalent of $81,000 per year. The ambassador gave the hint in Abuja at the signing of the asset return agreement ceremony between Nigeria and the United States of America on Read More

ANEEJ assures readiness to deepen effort to tackle corruption

February 15, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Rev. David Ugolor said Civil Society Organizations are ready to deepen effort to sustain government initiative to tackle corruption. Ugolor who noted this at a mid- term review meeting on “ Enhancing Anti-corruption and Social Inclusive Reform Initiative in Nigeria“ on Monday in Abuja explained that the Strengthening Civil Read More

Obi at Chatham House: My presidency ‘ll dislodge inefficiency, transactional policies in government 

January 16, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has said his government and that of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed would dismantle inefficiency and eliminate transactional policies that breed corruption in government. Obi-Datti media in a statement on Monday said Obi answered 15 questions from the audience at the Chatham House London after his paper on various sectors. The Obi-Datti media group said Read More

Breaking: Immigration dismisses 4, demotes 14, 11 awaiting trial for various offences

January 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has sanctioned 36 of its personnel for corruption as part of efforts to sanitize the agency. A statement released Tuesday morning in Abuja by the Service spokesman, DCI Tony Akuneme, said four officers were dismissed while 14 were demoted for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service. Read More

Corruption: New NDDC board urged to release forensic audit report

January 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC) Comrade Timi Frank, Sunday, congratulated the newly inaugurated management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Lauretta Onochie as chairman and Mr. Samuel Ogbuku as managing director.  Frank in a statement in Abuja urged the new board to prioritise the interest and development of the Niger Delta Read More

Why Senate is probing bid to concession Zungeru power plant – Lawan 

December 14, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has given reasons why the Senate decided to organise an investigative hearing on the ongoing bid to concession the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant (ZHPP) located in Niger State. The investigative hearing which held on Tuesday was organised by the Senate Committee on Power in line with the resolution adopted by the Senate at Read More

‘Corruption fight can only succeed through cooperation’

December 13, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri 0

The Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation (CFCF) has said only cooperation among individuals can wipe out corruption in the society. In a welcome address presented at a press conference to mark the 2022 Anti-Corruotion Day at the Imo NUJ secretariat, Portharcourt Road, Owerri, Friday, the campaign manager of CFCF, Cliton Ezeigwe, made it clear that it is “only through cooperation Read More