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Osinbajo: We haven’t effectively tackled corruption  

• Says Jonathan shared N150bn two weeks before 2015 polls Omololu Ogunmade In a departure from the mantra of the administration, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Monday in Abuja admitted that the federal government is yet to deal effectively with the menace of corruption in the country. Speaking at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum

Interview: We have tamed grand corruption, says Osinbajo

In an interview granted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  to a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos on Friday, 2 March  2018. He explains government policies, the fight against corruption, infrastructural development, 2018 budget, controversies on appointments and the rating by Transparency International  Q: On Nigeria’s rating by Transparency International’s Corruption

FG to apply BRISIN as a tool in the fight against corruption

A data expert, Dr Anthony Uwa, said application of Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) would help Federal Government in the fight against corruption and other social vices. Uwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that BRISIN was about the generation of primary data across the

African anti-corruption will require state-led reform

The African Union adopted anti-corruption as its 2018 theme, in an effort to address a major impediment to development The African Union (AU) on January 28 declared 2018 the ‘African Anti-Corruption Year’. In doing so, the AU explicitly recognised the corrosive impact of corruption on human, political and economic development, and

How $44m vanished from NIA vaults

·         Any answer for the emptying coffers at Nigeria’s Intelligence Agency? Nigerians received another big shock last week when another $44million was reported to have vanished from the vaults of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Daily Trust on Sunday reported, quoting top security sources, that $44million in cash kept in NIA's vaults in

The $321m Abacha loot: Much ado for nothing

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Nigeria must have had a swell Christmas if the provision of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Swiss Federal Council and the World Bank on December 7, 2017 for the repatriation of princely $321 million Abacha’s loot confiscated by the court of Switzerland was activated.

EFCC may cripple multi-party democracy if- HURIWA

Babatunde Opalana   A Right group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria ( HURIWA) has raised an alarm that  activities of the Economic and Financial Commission(EFCC) may cripple the nation democracy. The group accused the Commission of indiscriminate arrest and trial of politicians in the opposition camp, in a move meant to

HURIWA condemns extreme corruption in NNPC

Babatunde Opalana  A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned what it called the unending patterns of an extreme epidemic of corruption and lack of accountability in the hierarchy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Rights group said the lack of action on