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Nigeria’s stolen funds not only in Europe but everywhere – EU

The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Mr Michel Arrion has alleged that Nigeria’s stolen funds are not only found in Europe but all over the world. Arrion, stated this at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, while pledging support of the union to President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to recover Nigeria’s looted funds. He

UK newspaper calls ex-president Jonathan “an ineffectual buffoon”

The Economist, an English-language weekly newspaper owned by the Economist Group, has described Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan “an ineffectual buffoon”. In an article titled “Nigeria’s economy Crude tactics”, the newspaper said: Buhari’s government has cracked down on corruption, which had flourished under the previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, an ineffectual buffoon who let politicians and

Nigeria Lost $400b To Corruption In Oil Sector Alone– Minister

By JOSHUA DADA Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed yesterday said the nation has lost over $400billion to corruption in oil sector alone. Delivering a lecture entitled: ‘Nexus Between Corruption and Underdevelopment of the Nigeria State’, organised by the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, yesterday, Mohammed stressed that corruption has undermined

PwC: Anti-graft measures can triple Nigeria’s GDP to $2tr by 2030

Nigeria’s GDP will nearly quadruple by 2030 if the country reduces corruption to the current levels in Malaysia, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has projected in its “Impact of Corruption on Nigeria’s Economy” report seen by TheCable. The professional services firm painted similar scenarios assuming Nigeria reduced corruption to the current levels recorded in Ghana and Columbia. Nigeria’s GDP at as

Arms deal: N54.8 billion already recovered – FG

The Federal Government, yesterday, said about N54.8billion has been recovered of the money meant for arms purchase but allegedly diverted and shared among some powerful people during the previous administration by the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure in Abuja

Is a good dictatorship better than a corrupt democracy?

By  Tabia Princewill On the subject of the President’s media chat, some say they found his declarations “dictatorial. So, allow me to play devil’s advocate and ask: Is a good dictatorship better than a corrupt democracy? In asking this question I’m reminded of an article “Dictatorship, Democracy and Development by a political scientist, Mancur Olson


Public Complaints Commission is the only Federal institution saddled with the responsibility of fighting social and administrative injustice in Nigeria. It is in this regard, and in line with the on-going anti-corruption war that we seek your intervention and investigation into the gross corrupt practices, misconduct and ill-treatment of staff of PUBLIC COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (THE

Suggestion to the Nigerian Government on the fight against corruption in Nigeria by thinks that Nigeria should make Anti-corruption course mandatory as part of the syllabus and curriculum in every Primary, Secondary and University education. Just as the United Kingdom is paranoid about Health & Safety (H&S) with H&S training mandatory for every new employees and work place. Nigeria should be paranoid about corruption and create measures

Britain’s Tim Newman reveals a thing or two about oil, corruption in Nigeria

 by Opinion Editor Tim Newman is a British expatriate working in the Oil and Gas industry. He also has a blog on It makes for an interesting read, but be prepared to trek through the paragraphs. 😀 Okay, so now I’ve got a post about Melbourne out of the way it’s time for me

No political will to prosecute high-profile corruption cases, says CJN “It is not because there are no special courts, but mostly for reasons of political expedience and other ancillary considerations.

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA — The blame game between the Judiciary and Executive arm of government continued yesterday, with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, decrying what he termed “lack of political will to prosecute high-profile corruption cases.” The CJN, who bared his mind during a meeting with the Attorney General of

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