Tagged: Corruption

We Are Committed To Fighting Corruption- Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday reiterated the present administration's commitment to fighting corruption. Osinbajo said this in Lagos at the 3rd Annual Christopher Kolade Lecture On Business Integrity. Speaking on the topic "Beyond Compliance: Imbibing A Culture of Business Integrity'' it was not possible for anyone without integrity to still have integrity in his business. "Integrity must reflect in behaviour, it is an accepted standard," he said. Osinbajo said that the vision and mission of the present administration was to give meaning to the life of every Nigerian. The vice-president said...
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Police Has The Least Corrupt Officers Of All Institutions In Nigeria – IG Of Police

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has declared that the Nigerian Police, has the least corrupt officers of all the institutions in the country, even as the Police is determined to follow up any corrupt cases before it in accordance with constitutional provisions. Speaking at the annual symposium during a Feast of Barracuda organised by the National Association of Seadogs, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase noted that the Police had made frantic efforts in tackling corruption even among the officers and had set in motion machinery to fish out corrupt officers in the force. He...
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EFCC Dismisses Claims Of Non-Performance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria ?has described claims in some sections of the media that the commission has not fared well in over 11 years of its existence as false and misleading. Briefing reporters in Abuja on Monday, the ?spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwajaren, said  the anti-graft agency had recovered a total of 65 billion Naira between 2012 and 2014. He said the commission also secured several other  convictions within the period, contrary to claims that the commission had performed poorly. Mr Uwajaren stressed that the campaign by one Juliet Ibekaku was malicious...
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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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Corrupt Officials In Buhari’s Govt Will Be Jailed – Prince Tony Momoh

With barely 20 days to the inauguration of General Muhammadu Buhari, former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, has stated that the incoming president will not tolerate corruption. Prince Momoh noted that any corrupt elected official who is found compromising his position will be jailed by the president-elect, Leadership reports. Momoh, who was spoke during the maiden meeting of the One Voice Nigeria (OVN)-Discourse/Leadership Colloquium, also stated that the Buhari administration will follow fully, the rule of law and would not in any way tolerate any one compromising his...
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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 of its leader, Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere admitted that corruption was pervasive and systemic in the country’s polity and therefore required a decisive approach if the country must move forward. The communique stated, “In...
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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 Nigeria is corruption. For many years, systemic corruption has distorted incentives, undermined critical institutions of governance, slowed economic progress and redistributed...
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Buhari, Tell Nigerians What You Forgot In Aso Rock – Patience Jonathan

Nigerian first lady,Patience Jonathan moved her campaign train from Onitsha to Enugu today..She lashed out at Buhari asking him to tell Nigerians what he forgot in Aso Rock.Speaking at the Okpara Square, Enugu,she said “The change that is APC’s mantra is for bus conductors and drivers. That is why they keep changing their name each time they fail elections. This time in 2015, they will change their name from APC to Ebola because they are dead. “That is why their members are decamping. As you can see in Rivers State. Governor Amaechi’s deputy dumped APC for PDP. Everybody will leave the party...
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Nigerians Must Rise Up To Fight And Kill Corruption – GMB

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, in Port Harcourt on Thursday promised that his administration would use the nation’s gas resources to generate electricity. Mr. Buhari made the pledge at the APC South-South campaign rally, saying that if properly utilised, the sector would expand the economy and open other ventures that would be useful to the people. “We need high technology to separate our gas because ours is associated gas. When we do this, we will have enough gas to generate power and expand our economy”, he said. Mr. Buhari urged the people to join in...
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The Robber State Can Now Drink Her Oil By ?Erasmus Ikhide

THE hope of restoring normalcy to a morally bankrupt nation to a place in the sun greater than it had ever been is ebbing gradually. Nigeria is in economic straits, maimed by official corruption, which slices off more than 50 % of her GDP in revenue. The nation's oil deals which has been shrouded in the caucuses of bargaining and appalling crudity has left the people in abject poverty. But President Goodluck Jonathan's sidekick wouldn't have any of such. They are used to thinking that the ugly picture is a mere grotesque hodgepodge concocted by half-baked, uneducated neurotics who are bent on sabotaging...
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#INSIGHTWITHLARIGOLD: There’s No Law Against The Granting Of Pardon To Any Criminal By @Lanre_Olagunju

Just when you manage to allow yourself think that things can’t get worse with governance in Nigeria, you can be always sure to get one rude shock or the other. But with President Jonathan’s hopeless administration, you can be so sure of an overdose of rude shocks as each day brings up fresh absurdities and insane anomalies.   The unfortunate side of the story is that we the governed allow ourselves to   dwell in the delusion that President Jonathan is clueless. I beg to say that he’s not. He has an agenda and he wouldn’t mind to undo the little good deeds of past administrations to...
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