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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila Request British Assistance in Corruption Fight

Speaker Femi Gbajabiam Request British Assistance in Corruption Fight    

EFCC may declare fugitive pension director wanted over N22bn fraud

There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may declare a pension fraud convict, John Yusuf, wanted for evading prison after the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, upheld his conviction for pension fraud. The court had jailed the former Assistant Director for two years and asked him to refund N22.9bn. Our correspondent

EFCC hunts unqualified graduates undergoing NYSC scheme

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will partner the National Youth Service Corps to fish out unqualified graduates currently in the scheme. The EFCC said it had received a request from the NYSC to check the activities of “unpatriotic Nigerians who sell their certificates to unqualified graduates to be able to undergo

If you still think Buhari is fighting corruption, listen to this guy?  

Buhari’s anti-graft war not different from Obasanjo, Yar’Adua’s — CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership says President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to the fight against corruption is not different from that of his predecessors. Buhari’s predecessors are Chief  Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007); Alhaji Musa Yar’Adua (deceased)  (2007-2010); and  Dr Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015). In a statement on Tuesday by its Media and Publications Officer, Toyin Odofin, 

EXCLUSIVE: World Bank, African Development Bank blacklist 15 Nigerian companies, 9 individuals

EXCLUSIVE: World Bank, African Development Bank blacklist 15 Nigerian companies, 9 individuals World Bank The African Development Bank and the World Bank have blacklisted 15 Nigerian firms doing businesses with them. Also put on the blacklist are nine Nigerian nationals indicted for various forms of procurement malpractices. The African Development Bank had early Tuesday announced the debarment of Lutoyilex Construct Limited,

Onnoghen Convicted, Banned From Holding Public Office For 10 Years

Channels Television Updated April 18, 2019   The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen and has banned him from holding any public office for the next 10 years. He was convicted on a six-count charge of false declaration of assets. Chairman of the CCT, Danladi

A letter bomb to Atiku Abubakar – by a dissatisfied Nigerian – Churchill Okonkwo

You are a symbol of the past failures and the politically corrupt in Nigeria. With all due respect, therefore, I, on behalf of millions of Nigerians want to remind you that you should shut up when we are discussing anti-corruption challenges and the way forward. I laughed cynically when I heard you brag that you

UPDATED: Court revokes Orji Kalu’s bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail granted in 2007 to a former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who is facing N7.65bn fraud charges. Justice Mohammed Idris revoked Kalu’s bail on Monday for the failure of the ex-governor to appear in court for his trial. Kalu’s lawyer, Prof. Awa

EFCC begins process to extradite Diezani from UK

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the process for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, from the UK has begun. Tony Orilade, the acting spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Abuja. Orilade said the EFCC’s operations department has made a presentation to

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