BUHARI OKAYS 2250 JOB SLOTS FOR EFCC TO CONTINUE ANTIGRAFT WAR

•Magu draws only 37 per cent of security vote As part of plans to beef up the anti-graft war, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 2, 250 job slots for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The agency is expected to recruit 750 new employees per annum over three years. The anti-graft agency in collaboration with the Federal Character Commission (FCC) has started the recruitment test nationwide based on the zonal offices of the EFCC in order to create a level-playing ground for candidates. The commission was also said to…

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BUHARI’S GOVT HAS SURPASSED ITSELF IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION – ITSE SAGAY

 Ali Adoyi  The chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, has said that despite the condemnation by some elitists that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in the fight against corruption, the government has actually surpassed itself in the ongoing anti-corruption war. Sagay who was speaking at a stakeholder interactive session in Abuja on Friday said never in the history of the country, apart from 1983 when the sitting President was the Head of State, no administration had been successful in the war against corruption…

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EFCC TO REARRAIGN SAN FOR OFFERING MONEY TO JUDGES

Oladimeji Ramon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has amended the criminal charges it filed against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Nwobike. The SAN was charged in March last year with five counts, bordering on alleged offering of gratification to some judges. The EFCC claimed that Nwobike offered N750,000 gratification to Justice Mohammed Yunusa and N300,000 to Justice Hyeladzira  Nganjiwa, both of the Federal High Court. The anti-graft agency claimed that Nwobike offered the money to the judges to pervert the course of justice. It claimed that the…

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ANTI CORRUPTION WAR: ADEBANJO, TSAV, MOHAMMED, YAKASSAI, OTHERS PASS VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari EMINENT citizens, among them, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Dr Junaid Muhammed,  Professor Akin Oyebode, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, and Reverend James Pam, on Saturday, passed a vote of no confidence in the ongoing war on corruption by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Citing several instances to buttress their position that the war had been derailed, they noted that the recent case involving Abdulrasheed Maina was a loud confirmation that the war was a hoax. A leader of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere,  Chief Ayo Adebanjo, called…

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FULL LIST OF THOSE BEING PROSECUTED FOR CORRUPTION SUBMITTED TO CJN

The full list of those being prosecuted for alleged corruption has been submitted to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Tribune reports that the 36 chief judges of state judiciaries and the chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), submitted the list to the CJN in compliance with the directive he gave during his 2017 new legal year speech in September. A top judiciary source told the Tribune that the list reportedly contained the names of those on trial, the trial judges and the status…

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JUSTICE SALAMI GIVES REASONS WHY HE REJECTED APPOINTMENT AS CHAIRMAN, ANTI-CORRUPTION CASES MONITORING COMMITTEE

A former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd.), yesterday revealed the reason he rejected the appointment as the Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Cases Trial Monitoring Committee set up by the National Judicial Council. According to him, the appointment was not in his interest. He denied reports that earlier suggested he turned down the appointment because of some persons included as members of the committee. Salami also said the NJC and the courts abandoned him during his trying time while making a veiled reference to the former…

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THE ODIOUS STENCH FROM BUHARI’S KITCHEN

The series of scandals that have engulfed this administration recently are beginning to cast a shadow over the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari and the government he heads. What is more, the deafening silence on some of these weighty allegations is making matters worse. President Buhari was roundly supported by Nigerians because of his vow to tackle corruption before it kills us among other things and recent events plus his body language have left much to be desired. This is not why we kicked out arguably the most corrupt administration…

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JUSTICE SALAMI REJECTS APPOINTMENT TO MONITOR CORRUPTION CASES

The search for an head for the National Judicial Council (NJC) committee to monitor graft cases continues as Justice Isa Ayo Salami turns down the offer, exclusively reports Yusuf Alli. Former President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) Justice Ayo Salami (retd) has rejected his appointment as the Chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) based on principle and conscience. He is believed to have been convinced that the committee may not work as “efficiently expected” because of the businesses of some members. Justice Salami…

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CORRUPTION : DISASTER LOOMS SAYS OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm that with the way corruption is being perpetrated in Nigeria, the three arms of government must collaborate “to rescue our nation from looming disaster.” The vice president stated that corruption threatened the country’s security, health, education and even its corporate existence. He spoke in Abuja yesterday at a workshop jointly organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Judicial Institute. His speech was released late last night to journalists by his spokesman, Laolu Akande. According to him, “There…

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SCANDALS: BUHARI’S ANTI GRAFT WAR HAS FAILED SAYS PDP GOVS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday condemned the spate of scandals rocking the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government. They likened the fight against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner. The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum who is also the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose,  spoke on behalf of his colleagues at the party’s 76th National Executive Committee meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday. The PDP governors accused the Federal Government of…

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