Category Archives: Misc

Corruption and our religious leaders

November 25, 2012 by HALEEMAH ALLI-BANKOLE Corruption is characterised by extreme immorality and dishonest exploitation of power or wealth for personal gains. Today, its modes are endless and exists in almost all spheres of the society and among all levels of authority. Children lose their innocence readily to corruption in examination rooms, right from the

N5tn stolen under Jonathan –Investigation

November 25, 2012 by TOYOSI OGUNSEYE, ALLWELL OKPI and LEKE BAIYEWU Over N5tn in government funds have been stolen through fraud, embezzlement and theft since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office on May 6, 2010, a SUNDAY PUNCH investigation has found. Our correspondents arrived at the stolen sum after poring over the reports of the various

Strengthen EFCC to fight corruption – Okonkwo

November 26, 2012 by Success Nwogu Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, on Sunday said there was a need for the Federal Government to reinvigorate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to accelerate the  fight against corruption in Nigeria. He spoke to journalists in Lagos during the closing ceremony of TREM

Nigeria’s anointed corruption venues

November 30, 2012 by A.B.C. Nworah A lot of things were written in our constitution with the best of intentions but without consideration of the frailties and vacillations of the human nature. For example the Immunity Clause was meant to attenuate distractions in governance, so that the executive would have no reason not to meet

Obasanjo’s call for revolution

December 1, 2012 by Ben Nanaghan During a recent conference on youth employment in Dakar, Senegal, former President Olusegun Obasanjo shocked his audience by openly calling for a revolution in Nigeria. Also, it will be recalled that the former President called Nigerians to come out en masse for a Nigerian type “Arab spring (revolution)” during

50% of LGAs not run by elected chairmen — ALGON

December 2, 2012 by Ozioma Ubabukoh Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Mr. Nwabueze Okafor, has said about 50 per cent of the local governments in the country are not administered by democratically elected chairmen and councillors, paving the way for massive embezzlement of public funds. Okafor disclosed this on Friday, during

Nigeria’s Yahoo Yahoo image

December 2, 2012 by LEKE ALDER Nigeria’s Yahoo Yahoo image is killing her economy. Things are spiralling out of control and sociological wreckage is being wrought. It has often been said that Nigerians are not loyal to their country and that they badmouth their nation. With this premise, the Department of National Orientation has run

Ponzi Democracy: Executive Embezzlers, Legislative Peculators, Judgment Procurers

Ponzi Democracy: Executive Embezzlers, Legislative Peculators, Judgment Procurers by Adebayo Adejare “Money and Corruption Are ruining the land Crooked politicians Betray the working man, Pocketing the profits And treating us like sheep, And we’re tired of hearing promises That we know they’ll never keep” – Ray Davies (English Singer, Song Writer and Guitarist) Nigerians witness

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