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Can President Buhari clean up corruption in Nigeria? – Inside Story:

Can President Buhari clean up corruption in Nigeria? – Inside Story:

EFCC ‘recovers’ 17 vehicles from Dikko, ex-customs’ CG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered 17 exotic vehicles from Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general (CG) of Nigeria customs service. The vehicles were said to be found in Dikko’s warehouse at Nnamdi Azikwe street in Kaduna. The anti-graft agency said the recovery was made after it recieved an information “proceeds

Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government

WRITTEN BY Christopher Groskopf April 23, 2016 Traffic accidents kill 1.25 million people per year, and it’s well-known that those deaths are disproportionately in low- and middle-income countries. Over at CityMetric, writer James O’Malley has added an interesting wrinkle, by showing a correlation between the number of traffic fatalities in a country and the corruptness

UK okays Diezani’s trial for ‘money laundering

Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke Four others to face prosecution in June   EFCC takes more proof to London All is set for the trial of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and four others  in London for alleged corrupt practices. The trial has been fixed for June and more evidence were hauled to

Fathers, sons on trial: Bala Mohammed, son and the ‘N1.1 billion fraud

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, was also charged for corruption, alongside his son, Shamsudeen. From the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to date, a number of high profile politicians, retired military officers and public servants, have been put on trial for one corruption charge or the other.

Ex-Council Chairman who stole N1.4 billion must go to jail, Appeal Court rules

Court of Appeal Headquarters   The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal by a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state, Gabriel Daudu, against his conviction for a N1.4 billion fraud. Mr. Daudu, who  was arraigned

The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank

Major investigation provokes concerns that City regulators waved through deal at heart of court case An oil terminal in southern Nigeria. One of the country’s most prized offshore oil licences was eventually secured by Shell in 2011 for $1.3bn. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images Lionel Faull, Ted Jeory, Nick Mathiason and Jamie Doward Sunday 5 March

Nigeria’s recovery plan gives grounds for hope

A burst of reform will help Africa’s most populous nation to fly again FT View Read next FTfm Low oil price and currency controls hit Nigeria hard © Reuters Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save MARCH 9, 2017 A seasoned economist in

ICPC seizes 220 flats, four guns, ammunition from ex-gov’s aide

Eniola Akinkuotu and Armstrong Bakam The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission has seized 220 flats, located in 20 estates, allegedly belonging to one Sanusi Mohammed, a former aide to ex-Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State. It was learnt that 165 rounds of ammunition, a pump action rifle and other weapons were found

Cambridge University Press has Been Named Winner of the 2017 TRACE Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award for the Creation of a Global Compliance App

For more information contact Caitlin Seymour, cseymour@traceinternational.org, (+1) 718 930 7589 WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2017 – TRACE International, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard settingorganization, has named Cambridge University Press the 2017 winner of the TRACE Innovation in Anti-BriberyCompliance Award (IACA) for their achievements in harnessing mobile technology to develop an easy-to-usecompliance app. The Cambridge

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