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Tackle Corruption Headlong, Maitama Sule Tells Buhari

Tackle Corruption Headlong, Maitama Sule Tells Buhari

Alhaji Maitama Sule, former ambassador and First Republic minister, has urged the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that corruption and impunity are tackled headlong by his administration. He said further that the country will not disintegrate in spite of the numerous challenges facing it. Maitama Sule spoke as the guest speaker during a lecture organised in honour of the ... Read More »

EFCC Dismisses Claims Of Non-Performance

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 ... Read More »

Jonathan Ordered To Declare Assets

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 and 360 House or Representatives members were ordered to do the same, The Punch reports. The officials were said to have been given a 30-day deadline to return the completed Assets Declaration Forms. Kolade Omoyola, the ... Read More »

Buhari Must Start His Administration By Jailing Thieves – Kokori

Buhari Must Start His Administration By Jailing Thieves – Kokori

Human rights activist, Chief Frank Kokori, says the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, should start his administration by prosecuting and jailing looters as soon as he’s sworn in on May 29. Kokori, who is a former General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, said this on Thursday. The activist said by immediately prosecuting looters, Nigerians would have an ... Read More »

APC To Gov Aliyu: We Won’t Cover Up Your Mismanagement

APC To Gov Aliyu: We Won’t Cover Up Your Mismanagement

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Niger State, has told the outgoing government of Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, to make public, the financial status of the state, saying that the state is groaning under huge debt and that the incoming APC government will not cover him up. The party, in a statement by the chairman, Mohammad Jibrin Imam recalled that in ... Read More »

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

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 ... Read More »

If president’s outfit isn’t worth N50,000 no minister would wear an outfit of N1m- Report

If president’s outfit isn’t worth N50,000 no minister would wear an outfit of N1m- Report

Mr Taiwo Kolawole, the Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) has urged all Nigerians to join hands in fighting corruption saying the task could not be left to the president-elect alone. Kolawole (APC-Ajeromi-Ifelodun I) told the newsmen in Ikeja on Friday that as people were looking forward to the next administration, they should prepare for a collective fight ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala Terminates SURE-P Partnership With Forcecom Over Fraudulent Activities By Firm

Okonjo-Iweala Terminates SURE-P Partnership With Forcecom Over Fraudulent Activities By Firm

Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, has directed the immediate termination of the partnership with FORCECOM Networks Ltd., on the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme (SURE). This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Suleiman Haruna, Communication Specialist to SURE- P. The statement said the minister further directed ... Read More »

Corrupt Officials In Buhari’s Govt Will Be Jailed – Prince Tony Momoh

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 ... Read More »

I Will Build Police Officers’ Capacity For Improved Performance –Arase

I Will Build Police Officers’ Capacity For Improved Performance –Arase

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, in this interview with newsmen, spoke of his visions for the police and how he intends to reduce corruption in the force. Kazeem Akintunde was there for LEADERSHIP. How do you intend to give hope to Nigerians that they will enjoy better policing under your watch? I have come in a very ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Problem Is Not Ethnic Or Religious, It Is Corruption – Buhari

Nigeria’s Problem Is Not Ethnic Or Religious, It Is Corruption – Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, reiterated his resolve to fight corruption, insecurity and unemployment head on once he assumes office as President. He described the electoral fraud and judicial compromises which had characterized the courts as the worst form of corruption in the country. Buhari noted that manipulation of the electoral process played out in the last general elections, especially in ... Read More »

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 »