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I need return of Nigeria’s stolen assets from Cameron, not apology-Buhari

I need return of Nigeria’s stolen assets from Cameron, not apology-Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said he is more interested in repatriating Nigeria’s stolen assets than any apology from British Prime Minister, David Cameron, following sour remarks ahead of the Anti – Corruption Summit in London, Channels Television has reported. He said this during a question and answer session with journalists after delivering a keynote address

Exclusive: Former House member drags another Appeal Court Judge before NJC

All may not have been heard about the ongoing revelations of alleged corruption and misconduct among judicial officers as the lid has been blown off another high ranking Justice of the Court of Appeal, who may have soiled the process of justice. Former member of the House of Representatives from Nasarawa State and member of

Buhari’s shoddy corruption war, disdain for judiciary causing despondency, misery – Okogie

The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogies, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently retool, refocus and aggressively lead by example on all fronts or risk plunging Nigeria into a state of despondency. In a statement released by the Director of Social Communications of the Diocese, Monsignor Gabriel Osu,

EFCC calls for legislation on time frame for corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged on members of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes to enact a law on time frame for the determination of corruption cases. Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting EFCC Chairman, made the call in Abuja on Thursday when he hosted members of the committee during

Commonwealth leaders agree on joint efforts to tackle corruption

Leaders of the 53-member Commonwealth on Sunday agreed to work together to strengthen international, regional and national responses to corruption. In a communiqué released at the end of their three-day meeting in Malta, the leaders pledged to achieve this through enhanced transparency and collaboration among law enforcement bodies. “ Corruption is a significant challenge facing

Buhari charges judiciary to fight real, perceived corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the judiciary to do its best possible to fight against real and perceived corrupt practices within the judicial system. The President gave the charge in Abuja while opening the 2015 All Nigerian Judges’ Conference with the theme: `The Judiciary as a Veritable Instrument for Sustaining Democracy in Nigeria’. Represented

EFCC nabs ex- Perm Sec over alleged corruption

The immediate past permanent secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Nkechi Ejele, is currently being interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), for alleged corruption charges. She is believed to be involved in misapplication of funds meant for the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) appropriated to the Ministry

My administration will fight corruption with the rule of law-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reaffirmed that his administration will give full regard to due process and the rule of law in the prosecution of its war against corruption. Speaking at an audience with a delegation from the Foursquare Gospel Church, President Buhari restated his commitment to recovering stolen funds, but stressed that the present

Magu takes over as EFCC Boss, assures on fight against Corruption

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, on Wednesday told employees of the Commission to brace up for fresh and greater challenges in the arduous task of combating corruption. He gave the charge at the formal handover ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters,

Amaechi’s clearance by Senate not an endorsement of corruption – Sani

Sen. Shehu Sani (APC – Kaduna Central), on Sunday said that Senate’s clearance of former Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi as minister was not a tacit endorsement of corruption. Sani spoke during a visit to ailing Abdulkareem Albashir, a veteran journalist and columnist, during which he offered to settle his medical bills and an artificial limb.

Appeal Court gives CCT go ahead to try Saraki for corruption

Justice Moore Adumen of the Court of Appeal this morning upheld the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. According to  a  report by PmnewsNigeria, Adumen, reading the unanimous verdict of the three man panel, said the tribunal, which docked the Senate President on 22 September and 21 October was

Corruption: Blatter, Platini probed by FIFA ethics committee

FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation by the ruling body’s ethics committee over a payment from 2011 revealed in a Swiss criminal investigation, dpa learnt on Sunday. The committee is looking into a “disloyal payment’’ of 2 million Swiss francs (dollars) Platini received from FIFA in 2011 for work

Breaking: Labour unions take anti-corruption protest to EFCC, NASS

Nigerian workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) Thursday held protests nationwide to support the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari. In Abuja, the workers marched through the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Federal Secretariat and to the National Assembly. Nigerian Times will

Labour advocates special courts, capital punishment for corruption

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Civil Society on Tuedsay advocated for capital punishment against corrupt officials as obtained in China and India. Making the call at a joint news conference in Abuja, NLC President Ayuba Wabba and TUC President Bobboi Kaigama said that the campaign against corruption must be intensified