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Why we can’t initiate death penalty bill for looters — Senate

Senator Godiya Akwashiki Olalekan Adetayo, Sunday Aborisade, Adelani Adepegba, Enyioha Opara and Ademola Babalola The Senate has said it is not possible for it to initiate a bill that prescribes the death penalty for looters. The red chamber, however, pledged to support any executive or private member bill that would criminalise acts of corruption. The spokesperson for the Senate,

Ex-VC University of Agriculture, Makurdi arraigned for alleged fraud

By John Charles Makurdi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Makurdi zonal office, on Tuesday arraigned the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Emmanuel Kucha, in court. The former VC was arraigned at the federal high court in Makurdi on four counts of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office and

Government To Arraign Cooperate Affairs Commission Boss Over False Asset Declaration

Obiageli is to be arraigned at the CCT on December 18 on 11-count charges bordering on non-declaration of assets. BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK –  DEC 04, 2019 The Nigerian Government is set to arraign the Acting Registrar-General of the Cooperate Affairs Commission, Azuka Obiageli, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, over false assets declaration. Obiageli is

Court Jails Orji Kalu 12 Years For N7.1bn Fraud

By  OLUGBENGA SOYELE Lagos A Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted and sentenced a former governor of Abia State now a senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment for a N7.1billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris jailed the senator from Abia State, yesterday, after he found him guilty of the 39-count charge brought against him by

EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, awarded 12 contracts worth N20 billion to Zigreat International Company Limited between November 15, 2013, and November 3, 2017, TheCable can report. Documents obtained by TheCable showed that the contracts were awarded to this


Twenty-five years ago, when Transparency International was founded, corruption was seen as the necessary price of doing business and something so deeply ingrained that exposing and fighting it was regarded as futile and even harmful. We live in a different world now: citizens, media and politicians across all regions actively condemn abuses of power. Such

Kwara ex-governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s commissioners in trouble as EFCC seizes their passports over N22b alleged fraud

The EFCC is probing the alleged mismanagement of N22 billion London-Paris Club refund under Kwara state’s ex-governor Abdulfatah Ahmed – The anti-graft commission has seized the passports of 34 top officials who served under the ex-governor and placed 10 on watch-list to prevent them from fleeing the country The commission’s boss, Magu, has also sought

EX-NIHSA DG jailed for using state fund for sallah

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has secured the conviction of a former Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, Mr John Ayoade Shamonda, after being found guilty of using part of the money meant for the Federal Government project to fund sallah welfare package. A statement from the spokesperson for the

Presidential panel announces recovery of N3 billion from two civil servants

Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on The Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), on Wednesday, said it has recovered over N3 billion from two senior officials by the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF). The panel named the officials as Goody Nnadi, who is the General Manager, Corporate Services at the Fund, and

Osinbajo’s firm linked to company fingered in alleged N100bn Alpha Beta scam

A company in which Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a stake, Simmons Coopers Partners, has been linked to another firm, Ocean Trust Limited, which was fingered in an alleged N100bn scam involving Alpha Beta Consulting Limited and Alpha Beta LP. Ocean Trust Limited, which was accused of being a conduit for diversion and laundering of funds

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