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Corruption: Has Buhari Turned The Knob?

by Stanley Nkwocha STANLEY NKWOCHA, reports that amid challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari might be finally ready to commence his avowed battle against corruption. President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity had stood for him over the years. So difficult it was for anyone to pin him against any form of corruption or graft. Since 2003 when he began

Independence Day Reflection: Sideways-forward

Independence Day Reflection: Sideways-forward. Nigeria is a country hurtling in a hurry towards glory, like a comet bursting into space, with its people trapped in a vortex of complex transitions that produce temporary winners and losers interchanging uncontrollably. One moment you own a bank, the next, you’re in jail. One moment you are a bricklayer;


When it comes to fighting corruption, many young people are already making a big difference to the communities and countries they live in. But for those just starting out, the prospect of kick-starting a campaign, running a hackathon or planning a protest can be daunting. That’s why we created our new anti-corruption kit offering 15

Trial Of Nigerian Treasury Looters To Commence Soon-President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that the prosecution of persons who have stolen national resources will begin in a matter of weeks.

esident Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that the prosecution of persons who have stolen national resources will begin in a matter of weeks.President Muhammadu BuhariWikipedia Speaking at a meeting with members of the National Peace Committee led by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari declared that his administration was irrevocably committed to doing

Inside NNPC Oil Sales: A Case for Reform in Nigeria

Executive summary Nigeria’s national oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), sells around one million barrels of oil a day, or almost half of the country’s total production. NNPC oil was worth an estimated $41 billion in 2013, and constitutes the government’s largest revenue stream. Early in 2014, Nigeria’s central bank governor Lamido Sanusi

In Hunt for Missing Billions, Buhari Targets Nigeria Oil Company

By  Dulue MbachuElisha Bala-Gbogbo Paul Wallace Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images As oil minister during military rule in the 1970s, Muhammadu Buhari oversaw the birth of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. Now, as democratically elected president, he intends to break up the opaque bureaucracy, which manages the oil assets of Africa’s biggest


Scam Alert There is a current growing global trend of cyber-crime and unfortunately in the case of Nigeria, the NNPC is prime target for use as a cover story in many of the instances. Indeed over the years, several scams have been perpetuated on victims all over the world by unsavoury characters purporting to be

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

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