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Tag Archives: Corruption

Some political appointees using their positions to abuse office, Buhari laments

President Muhammadu Buhari has criticized his administration, saying that some political office holders are abusing the trust put on them. Buhari made this known in a message to Nigerians shortly after performing the Eid prayers with his family the State House, Abuja on Friday. He promised to uncover all corruption cases in his administration. The President also said that he ...

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Why President Buhari must sack Akpabio immediately- HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give marching orders to Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The was made by the group following allegations of fraudulent practice levelled against him. A statement by the group’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko also urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe ...

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Corruption Allegation: Lagos Speaker should submit himself to EFCC now- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to immediately step aside amid serious corruption allegations levelled against him. The party urged him to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation over allegations of financial impropriety. PDP made the call in reaction to reported discovery ...

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Proper auditing systems best way to curb corruption in Nigeria- Senate

Chairman Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Sen. Matthew Uroghide has said that proper auditing systems would reduce corruption when proper auditing systems were in place. He said this at the budget defence by the Office of the Auditor-General in Abuja on Wednesday. Urhogide said that corruption had continued unabated in government business because the office of the auditor general was ...

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EFCC, ICPC not powerful enough to fight corruption- House of Reps

The House of Representatives has resolved to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country through its legislative agenda (2019-2023). The house added that existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. The Nation reports. The House legislative agenda says that the nation’s anti corruption laws are not strong ...

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Corruption: Anyone with evidence should expose me, ex-gov Yari blows hot

Ex-governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari has said that anyone with any corruption issue against him should come forward and expose him to the world. Yari gave the challenge on Sunday at his home in Talata Mafara when he received leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. “I challenge anyone who says I personalized government property or funds ...

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SERAP urges FG to adopt public registers for corrupt Governors, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has appealed to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami (SAN), to make provision for public registers for corrupt state governors and other high-ranking public officials charged with and convicted of grand corruption since 1999. The request was contained in an open letter to the minister dated August 23, ...

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Buhari reveals the real causes of insecurity, corruption in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the assurance that his administration would not relent in impacting  the lives of all Nigerians. The president stated this when he hosted a delegation of elders, traditional rulers as well as former and serving federal legislators from Adamawa, led by Gov. Umaru Fintiri at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He noted that many of the issues ...

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Corruption: Buhari assents to Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 2019, to further strengthen and boost the ongoing war against corruption within and outside the country. Mr Ita Enang, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the new law is meant to ...

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Provide evidence of corruption against any individual, group, Buhari challenges Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged persons or organisations with any evidence of corrupt practices against members of his administration to come forward with such evidences to him for prompt action. The president gave the challenge at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with NTA and DARIA Media in Abuja on Wednesday night. ...

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