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African business schools are adding anti-corruption education to their programs

Africa’s business schools must champion anti-corruption education Authors Shiv TripathiProfessor of Business Management at Mzumbe University Ganka Daniel NyamsogoroAssociate professor and Dean at Mzumbe University Disclosure statement Shiv Tripathi works for United Nations Global Compacts’ Principles for Responsible Management Education as a member in ‘Anti-Corruption in Management Curriculum’ and ‘Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education’

Corruption: FG goes after ‘super rich’ civil servants

By NIYI ODEBODE AND FIDELIS SORIWEI ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta FEDERAL Government’s anti-corruption operatives have been sent after ‘super rich’ public officers who have multiple properties and other assets suspected to have been the rewards of graft. For now, The PUNCH learnt, the searchlight of the anti-corruption agents was on civil servants that possess many properties in

Oil worth $13.7bn stolen under NNPC, says NEITI

JULY 30, 2015 : GODWIN ISENYO  Executive Secretary, NEITI, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed | credits: The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National

Nigeria’s foreign debt rises to $10.3bn

By Emeka Anaeto, Economy Editor & Peter Egwuatu LAGOS — Nigeria’s external debt stock as at second quarter 2015 stood at about USD10.3 billion, over 10 per cent increase, against USD9.5bn recorded in the first quarter of the year, just as the Federal Government revenue rose to N485.95 billion, up from May figure of N324.7 billion.

Exclusive Interview with Gov. Adams Oshiomhole Part 1

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Nigeria speaks with SaharaTV on President Buhari’s official state visit to the United States, corruption in Nigeria, and the incompetence of former Minister Okonjo-Iweala    

Buhari’s corruption watch begins to yield results

Foreign reserves hit $31.5bn following blockage of leakages •P/Harcourt, Warri refineries resume operations, Kaduna begins August •Locally refined petroleum products may hit 20m litres August •CBN remains firm on monetary policies By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war has started yielding dividends. Following blockage of leakages, Nigeria’s foreign reserves have increased from

Alleged N3bn scam: Ex-PICOMMS chair fights back

The Chairman of the disbanded Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Security (PICOMSS), AVM Salihu Atawodi, has appeared before the State Security Service (SSS) over alleged N3billion contract for the supply of six units of K-38 patrol boats to the committee. He denied converting the N620million down payment for the contract into personal use as alleged

THE GODFATHER – The Drama, Greed, Assassination, Deceit, Bribery, Looting and…

THE GODFATHER – The Drama, Greed, Assassination, Deceit, Bribery, Looting and… Akilu had just returned from a military training in India at the time and Babangida recommended him for appointment as the head of the Secret Service. Idiagbon by-passed Akilu and slighted Babangida by not consulting with him to confirm the new head of the

Anti-corruption Lessons From China

The Chinese government has confirmed, yet again, its abhorrence of any act of corruption, just as it demonstrated its determination to deal with the societal scourge regardless of who is involved. Recently, it sentenced its former domestic security chief, Zhou Yongkang to life imprisonment, after he was tried and found guilty of bribery, leaking state

The 4 pillars of corruption, and how to topple them

The single greatest factor in determining the legitimacy of leaders, governments and institutions (whether public, private or non-profit) is probably the amount of confidence citizens have in them. Corruption, or even the perception of corruption, erodes this trust. It not only undermines democracy and the rule of law but is corrosive to formal economies and

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