Tagged: Corruption

Buhari warns civil servants to shun corruption or leave service

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja warned civil servants to shun corruption or be ready to leave the civil service.   The Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Muhammed Bukar, said President Buhari gave the warning when he was briefed on the activities of the General Services Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).   Bukar said Buhari emphasised the importance of strict adherence to the rules and laws guiding public service.   “We have received a mandate to work harder. He has...
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Ayisha Osori: We need more than a new broom at the NNPC

Last week was eventful for the Nigerian oil and gas sector. The NNPC got a new GMD with superb professional credentials and will be the first outsider GMD after a succession of seven career NNPC men (Kupolokun, Yar’adua, Barkindo, Ladan, Oniwon, Yakubu & Dawha). Timed perfectly, maybe with insider knowledge, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) released a 163-paged report titled ‘Inside NNPC’s Oil Sales’. The publication confirms what Nigerians know or suspect about the historic mis-management of the oil and gas sector and makes recommendations to ‘stop the bleeding’ and ‘cure...
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Dear Obama: Corruption Isn’t Just Africa’s Problem By Howard W. French

r an American president celebrated by many of his listeners as a returning native son, Barack Obama’s recent speech in a Nairobi stadium was a strange way to promote what he called an Africa “on the move.” Yes, there were plenty of feel-good moments in Nairobi, where a smiling Obama dined with family, dropped occasional phrases in Swahili, and danced with an easy grace to African rhythms before the cameras. It all thoroughly charmed an audience eager to embrace him. But if one listened carefully, boiling down the message of the first Kenyan-American president (as he proudly called himself on this...
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‘APC Members Have No Hand In Lamido, Son’s Arrest’ – APC Jigawa

Jigawa State chairman of  All Progressives Congress,  APC, Ado Sani Kiri, has debunked the allegations that the state government masterminded the arrest of former Governor Sule Lamido and his sons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing it as a callous and unfounded allegation. Kiri, who reacted against the allegation while interacting with journalists in Babura, the hometown of Governor Badaru Abubakar, said his party had no hand whatsoever in the arrest of the former governor. According to him, APC has not even filed any petition against the embattled former governor. He...
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EFCC Fails To Produce Lamido & Sons In Court

The Economic and Finance Crime Commission, EFCC, today failed to produce the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha in court after they were picked yesterday in Abuja. Lamido and his two sons face money laundering charges as filed in a Federal High Court, yesterday. Report has it that Sule Lamido’s absence alongside his two sons was due to a cancellation of a flight from Abuja.
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Death Penalty For Corruption, Protesters Task NASS

Some protesters stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday and demanded a legislation that would prescribed death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country. Speaking under a group, Voice of the Voiceless, they said there was no way Nigeria would made progress if corruption in public office was not brought under control. They wrote separate letters to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara. In the letter to the House, which was signed by the National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oliver Ezeala, the protesters wrote,...
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#Pausibility: The Frailty Of Our Ingenuity. – Adebayo Coker

Dear Compatriots, We sure had a wonderful Inauguration last Friday. It was awesome even though there were obvious lapses in the protocols during the Swearing-in proper and other activities that followed. From the foregoing, you should be able to tell what I am set out to talk about. The side dis(at)traction! These past few weeks I have deliberately fed my laziness to blog. Not necessarily because I couldn’t write anything but I knew the last few weeks of Jonathan’s administration were tales of woes and that was what many bloggers cum columnists would air . I was right as so many valedictory notes I...
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Jonathan Ordered To Declare Assets

President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice president, Namadi Sambo, have been directed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to declare their assets. Moreover, 29 governors, 42 ministers, 109 senators …

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Nigerian Man, Starts Petition Demanding Yale University To Withdraw Honorary Degree Bestowed On Okonjo-Iweala

A Nigerian, Sunday Iwalaiye has started a petition on change.org calling on authorities of Yale University to withdraw the Honorary Degree it bestowed on Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on May 15th. Sunday, in his petition stated that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not deserving of the honorary degree as the Nigerian economy has taken a nose dive since she assumed office as Minister of Finance. A thousand Nigerians have so far signed the petition. His petition below "YALE UNIVERSITY GAVE ITS PRESTIGIOUS HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE TO AN UNDESERVING NIGERIAN":Ngozi...
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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 small group has been set up quietly to work out the modalities for the shake-up and scout possible replacements for those to be weeded out. Most likely to be affected are officers who allegedly mismanaged funds meant for...
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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 asset declaration was an accepted protocol of statutory disclosure, the action alone, “cannot reduce corruption as a standalone measure, as we have seen in previous administrations.” To reduce corruption in governance and public...
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With Buhari’s Victory, I Would Surely Go On Exile – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George says he may be going on exile following the victory of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (retd). George had said in an interview that he would proceed on exile if the APC wins at the federal level. Speaking with Vanguard, on the PDP’s defeat at the polls, the PDP chieftain said “What will I be doing here? I can decide to go and live anywhere. Look at everyone surrounding him (Buhari). ”So, I am not joking about it, what will I be doing here? At 70, what...
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I Will Show Personal Leadership In War Against Corruption – GMB

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has said that he would show personal leadership in the anti-corruption war if elected in the forthcoming general elections. He also promised to declare his assets publicly and to ensure that no force, external of internal,, occupies an inch of the nation’s territory while he is in office. This Buhari’s position is contained in text tagged: ‘My Covenant With Nigerians’, issued by the former head of state, a copy of which was made available to LEADERSHIP. This covenant, according to him, is an outline of...
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Asari Supports Jonathan Even if “His Government is Corrupt”

Leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, yesterday admitted that although corruption has become endemic in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, that will however not stop him from supporting his administration. This was as he threatened war on any successor of Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who fails to probe his administration. Dokubo-Asari who spoke in Port Harcourt while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after attending a town hall meeting organized by NDPVF in partnership with the Niger Delta People Salvation Front...
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10 Curious Points You Must Not Ignore While Reading The CBN Report By The Financial Reporting Council – Omojuwa

  Based on the allegations raised, the suspended Central Bank Governor has a case to answer and he MUST as a matter of expediency state his own side of the issue. This should not be up for debate. The report was prepared by The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), formerly the Nigerian Accounting Standards Board (NASB). The council operates under the Ministry of Trade and Investment. The Ministry of Trade and Investment has a Minister who is subjected to the President of Nigeria. Essentially, the President himself might as well have prepared the report. It is like being a judge in one’s...
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