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We Must Win Fight Against Corruption, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government is determined to win the fight against corruption. Buhari stated this on Sunday at the opening ceremony of the Peace Forum holding on the sidelines of the centenary celebration of Armistice Day in Paris, the capital of France. The President told the world leaders that Nigeria has strengthened

The biggest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history

The biggest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history    

Corruption So Endemic In Africa That Only Generational Shift Can End It, Says US Ambassador

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, said: “Corruption is so endemic that it will require a generational shift. That is one of my biggest hope in the young generations that they won’t be able to tolerate what the old people are tolerating.” United States Assistant Secretary of State for

GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER: CITIZENS’ VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Ordinary citizens too often stand on the front line against corruption. They face demands for bribes to see a doctor, find a school place for their children, or file a police complaint. And it is always those who are least able to pay a bribe who suffer most. It’s no wonder that measuring corruption is

US to seize $144m assets acquired through Diezani’s ‘shady contracts’

US to seize $144m assets acquired through Diezani’s ‘shady contracts’   The US government has filed a suit to recover $144 million in assets which were purportedly acquired with proceeds from a shady scheme in Nigeria’s oil industry. The suit was filed by the US justice department’s kleptocracy asset recovery initiative. Kola Aluko and Jide

Shell and Eni face one of the biggest corruption cases in corporate history over $1.3bn Nigerian oil field

Time running out for prosecutors to obtain potentially crucial documents seized in Geneva apartment raid The money allegedly distributed as kickbacks in the deal is more than the entire Nigerian healthcare budget for 2018 ( Reuters ) Giant oil companies, offshore accounts, ex-MI6 agents, champagne lunches, a former Nigerian president and allegations of hundreds of millions

Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case

A Milan judge on Thursday 20th September 2018 sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said. The judge also ordered the seizure of millions of dollars and Swiss francs from the pair, who acted as

15 ways young people can fight corruption

On International Youth Day, we celebrate youth around the globe and their power to help shape a fairer and more just world.  Many young people are fighting corruption and making a big difference.  And we celebrate all of you. For those who are interested in tackling corruption, but don’t know where to start, here are

Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

LAGOS — Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but with a rank of No. 148 out of 180 countries surveyed — a significant

FG 2016 financial statement full of undisclosed, unremitted revenues — AuGF Report

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Mike Eboh ….Says NNPC pays marginal oil revenue to govt ….NNPC reacts Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, has faulted the 2016 Financial Statement of the Federal Government as having several undisclosed revenues and poorly disclosed expenditures. According to the report submitted to the National Assembly, the

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