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Obi Ezekwesili, President Jonathan And The 67 Billion Dollar Question – By Femi Fani-Kayode

I think that it is a pity that President Goodluck Jonathan’s Government declined to take up the challenge of the former Minister of Education, Mrs.Obiageli Ezekwesile, to a public debate on the $67billion USD savings that President Obasanjo left behind in 2007. I do not think that our government ought to have run away from

Employment racketeering: Nigeria’s worst kept secret

by Jide Ojo (jideojong@yahoo.com, 08077787701). For some time now, news has been making the rounds that some unemployed Nigerians pay huge sums of money to secure employment in some Ministries, Agencies and Departments of government, especially at the federal level. Top on the list of these MDAs and paramilitary organisations are the Nigerian Customs Service,

NIGERIAN WONDER: N27bn pension thief gets N750,000 fine

by Ihuoma Chiedozie, Abuja Surprise pervaded a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on Monday when a director of the Police Pension Office, Mr. John Yusuf, was handed down only a two-year jail sentence for conniving with others to defraud the office and pensioners of N27.2bn. Yusuf admitted to stealing N2bn of the money. But

An Abuja High Court has sentenced a former head of the Police Pension Board, Yakubu Yusuf, to two years in prison for embezzling N23bn.

Written by Raphael Taiwo There are times I wonder what good it does for some people to take up arms against corruption when the people in big positions of Nigeria and the Justice system of Nigeria are so much in support of corruption and pen robbery. Look at this fantastic news for example: ‘An Abuja

You Wasted N458 Billion As Minister, FG Replies Ezekwesili Allegations Of Fraud

The Federal Government on Sunday accused former minister of education and former World Bank group for Africa vice president, Obiageli Ezekwesili, of misappropriating a total of N458 billion allocated to the country’s educational sector when she served as minister between 2006 and 2007 The government also described as factually incorrect Mrs Ezekwesili’s claim that late

Corruption And National Development By Nuhu Ribadu

It gives me immense pleasure to be part of this distinguished gathering. I am very honored to be asked to speak on an important topic that is at heart of the national discourse and therefore the key to any solution to our various challenges. Behind every problem confronting us, there is corruption. Corruption is a

Nigeria: Investigation – N2.04 Billion Budgeted for Police Colleges in Four Years

BY CHIKA OTUCHIKERE, OLAOLU OLADIPO, UCHENNA AWOM, CHIBUZO UKAIBE, MIDAT JOSEPH, NSE ANTHONY-UKO, AND MILLIE IBE No less than N2.046 billion has been budgeted for the upgrade of facilities at the various police colleges across the country, yet the condition of living in the colleges remains pitiable. LEADERSHIP investigations revealed that, in the budget years

Nigeria Diasporas And Bribery Of Custom Officials At Lagos MMA By Paul Omoruyi

In the next couple of weeks, thousands of Nigerians who travelled home to celebrate the holidays with their friends and families will be returning back to the United States, Europe, Asia and everywhere in-between. Anyone who has travelled internationally in and out of Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA) will agree with me that sometimes it

The Curse By The Nigerian Masses On The Nigerian Ruling Class

Written by Paul Omoruyi It is no secret that Nigerians hate their rulers. But when Nigerian “prayer warriors” masses start to curse and pray for the death of their rulers, then there is a problem. In contrast to Nigeria, South Africans of all stripes grieved and wailed over Nelson Mandela’s hospitalization just some couple of

Winning corruption war — The role of Auditors

By John Jimoh, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, +23481548229: Sir, to win the war against corruption, the role of the auditor must now be considered. We were told by our trainers, that, accounting and the law tread where even philosophy fears to go. Recent business failures leading to the banking crises of 2008 and 2009, could have

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