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Gen. Buhari To Probe Service Chiefs

Gen. Buhari To Probe Service Chiefs

A top military source said at the weekend that the incoming administration of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, was planning to institute a comprehensive probe during which some service chiefs, past and present, would be summoned to defend their tenure, especially how defence budget was spent under their watch. This emerged as the military have arrested suspected supplier of food and fuel to ... Read More »

Buhari Plans ‘Mass Retirement’ Of Corrupt Military Leaders

Buhari Plans ‘Mass Retirement’ Of Corrupt Military Leaders

One of the first major actions to be taken by President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on assumption of office is a massive shake-up of the military, TheCable understands. There will be a “mass retirement” of senior officers who are believed to have corruptly enriched themselves or “who abandoned professionalism for politics”, sources in the know of the plan told TheCable. Already, a ... Read More »

How To End Corruption In Nigeria – Ex-ICPC Chief

How To End Corruption In Nigeria – Ex-ICPC Chief

A former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Emmanuel Ayoola (rtd), on Thursday listed ways to end corruption in Nigeria. He said the factors which encourage graft must first be addressed, namely lack of political will and commitment, whittling of the capacity of anti-corruption agencies through denial of resources, inadequate legal framework and ... Read More »

Adamawa Governor Buys N400m Vehicles, Sacks DG For Questioning Purchase

Adamawa Governor Buys N400m Vehicles, Sacks DG For Questioning Purchase

The decision of the Adamawa state governor, Bala Ngilari to buy two Lexus SUVs for N180million, about $900,000 and two Hilux pick up vans at N400million have triggered outrage from members of the state House of Assembly. On Wednesday, the members passed a resolution calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the purchases. The House, now split ... Read More »

Afenifere Warns Buhari Against Selective Corruption Fight, Asks Him To Implement 2014 Confab Report

Afenifere Warns Buhari Against Selective Corruption Fight, Asks Him To Implement 2014 Confab Report

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has charged President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, not to be selective in his fight against corruption. The group also called on him to ensure the implementation of the confab report as a way out of corruption and the complexities of Nigeria’s federal system. In a communique issued on Wednesday in Akure after a meeting held at the home ... Read More »

FCT Minister’s Survival Strategy Will Not Work – Tukur Mamu

FCT Minister’s Survival Strategy Will Not Work – Tukur Mamu

The publisher of DESERT HERALD newspaper, Mallam Tukur Mamu, has reacted to the press release issued by the embattled FCT minister, Sen. Bala Muhammad, from his base in Dubai where he went on self exile due to desperate plots by the FCT minister, the FCTA director of treasury, Ibrahim Bomoi and their accomplices in the police to eliminate, implicate or ... Read More »

Tinubu Replies Bode George: No Apologies For You

Tinubu Replies Bode George: No Apologies For You

I was informed about a recent interview by Bode George in one of the national dailies and felt it necessary to clarify his claim that I begged him for forgiveness. I don’t know when and how I ever offended Mr.George. I have never wronged the man or even thought of it. I sought no forgiveness because no forgiveness was needed. ... Read More »

Top 10 Corruption Scandals Nigeria’s National Assembly Hasn’t Resolved- Report

Top 10 Corruption Scandals Nigeria’s National Assembly Hasn’t Resolved- Report

1. The Maina Pension Scam: There was a probe into pension funds that affected about 141,790 pensioners. Abdulrasheed Maina, the Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, was accused of looting N195billion. The Senate set up a committee to investigate the matter. During investigation, Mr. Maina alleged that Aloysius Etuk, representing Akwa Ibom State, demanded $100,000 dollars from him as bribe. ... Read More »

Asset Declaration Not Enough To Curb Corruption- Sen Bukola Saraki

Asset Declaration Not Enough To Curb Corruption- Sen Bukola Saraki

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Sunday said that public declaration of assets currently being canvassed by the President-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ), was not enough to curb corruption in the country. Saraki, through a statement by his media aide, Bamikole Omishore, in Abuja on Sunday, noted that though ... Read More »

Buhari Must Tackle Impunity, Says World Bank

Buhari Must Tackle Impunity, Says World Bank

The World Bank spoke yesterday on Nigeria’s economic future, saying President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to tackle corruption will have consequences. The bank projected a drop in the economic growth rate of Sub-Saharan Africa from 4.5 per cent in 2014 to 4.0 per cent in 2015. The bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, Mr Francisco Ferreira, spoke during a video conference to ... Read More »

Ex-Pension Reform Boss, Maina Offers To Assist Buhari Stop Corruption

Ex-Pension Reform Boss, Maina Offers To Assist Buhari Stop Corruption

The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday, said he is ready with his former colleagues, who were then drawn from the State Security Service (SSS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to assist the President elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari stop corruption in the pension ... Read More »

SERAP Asks Buhari To Implement 5-Point Programme To End Corruption

SERAP Asks Buhari To Implement 5-Point Programme To End Corruption

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has challenged the president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari to “implement a 5-point programme against corruption if he is to send a strong signal of change and ensure improved governance throughout the country.” In a statement today signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni, the organization said that, “the biggest obstacle to reconstruction and development in ... Read More »

Gen. Buhari Issues Warning: Stealing Is Now Corruption

Gen. Buhari Issues Warning: Stealing Is Now Corruption

The no-nonsense General has released his first warning shot. Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has just declared that stealing is now corruption in Nigeria and would be treated as such. Buhari said, “from now on let all be notified that stealing shall be corruption and likewise acts of corruption shall be regarded and dealt with as stealing. Let there be no ... Read More »

Key Challenges Before President-Elect Gen. Buhari By Tope Adesipo

Key Challenges Before President-Elect Gen. Buhari By Tope Adesipo

The overwhelming popular desire for change was met by Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment with destiny. After 16 years of civil rule which has meant nothing but worsening living conditions for Nigerians,  Nigerians finally said No to the people’s democratic party PDP. Muhammadu Buhari the candidate of the All Progressives congress APC has ushered in a new era with his historic win ... Read More »

“Jonathan Should Have No Fear For Me”-  Gen. Buhari

“Jonathan Should Have No Fear For Me”- Gen. Buhari

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of friendship to his beaten election opponent. “Let me state clearly: President Jonathan has nothing to fear from me,” he said in Abuja after his victory was confirmed in the early hours. “He is a great Nigerian and still our president.” He ... Read More »