THIS PROFESSOR OF LAW SAYS SENDING CORRUPT PEOPLE TO JAIL IS WASTE OF TIME

James Abraham, Jos Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has commended the All Progressives Congress administration under President Muhammadu Buhari for stepping up the fight against corruption in the country in a bid to ensure good governance and development. But he lamented that jailing corrupt people was a desperate and wasteful effort given the weakness in the country’s judicial process. He spoke during a workshop organised by the PACAC in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency which held in Jos on Wednesday. The programme with…

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FEMI FALANA NAMES THE ONLY APC STATE FIGHTING CORRUPTION, AND YOU WONT BELIEVE THIS

The human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has accused the state governments, especially those being controlled by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), of insincerity in the fight against corruption in the country. He said that was why none of them (except Kano State) out of the 20 states being controlled by the party, constituted a formal structure to fight corruption. Falana stated this, on Tuesday, in Kano, while delivering a keynote paper at a two-day stakeholders’ dialogue on corruption in Nigeria. The programme, organised by the ActionAid…

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IT DOES NOT TAKE DECADES TO FIGHT CORRUPTION, RWANDA’S PAUL KIGAME TELLS BUHARI

Create value, create wealth, not merely fight corruption Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, says President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders must refocus their efforts and passion on creating value, wealth and should stop fighting corruption endlessly. Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja, Kagame congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll and said Nigeria must share resources equitably, so everyone can join the fight against corruption. He also called on the president and other attendees to add value, create wealth, while fighting corruption, and…

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ANTI- CORRUPTION WAR NOT ENOUGH, CREATE WEALTH, PAUL KAGAME TELLS BUHARI

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders, that it is not enough to fight corruption – but to, also, add value to human life. Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja, yesterday, Kagame congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll and said Nigeria must share resources equitably, so everyone can join the fight against corruption. He also called on the president and other attendees to add value, create wealth, while fighting corruption, and not merely to fight corruption. “There…

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NO COUNTRY IS FIGHTING CORRUPTION BETTER THAN NIGERIA – NUHU RIBADU

THE former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fighting corruption better than any other country. Ribadu who stated while speaking with journalists shortly after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed hope that the new administration would intensify fight against corruption. “In the fight against corruption, I have always said it and I still want to tell Nigerians that there is no country that is fighting corruption in the world…

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HOW BUHARI FUMBLED IN HIS 3 TARGET AREAS OF SECURITY, ANTI-CORRUPTION, ECONOMY

By Emma Amaize Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, yesterday, dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim of achievements in the last four years, saying, he fumbled in his three target areas of security, corruption and economy. Buhari The group in a statement by its National President, Cleric Alaowei, said: “In fact, President Buhari’s first term performances if any, are a bitter pill to swallow. He has unarguably failed in his three prone areas of security, corruption and the economy. We pray that the country should not continue in this…

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PRESIDENCY IN DILEMMA AS NEW LAW PASSED BY NASS LIMITS POWERS OF EFCC, ICPC CCB

ABUJA—A new law that seeks to limit the prosecutorial and confiscating powers of all operating anti-graft agencies in the country has thrown the Presidency into dilemma, as the government weighs the options of assenting to or vetoing it. EFCC The confusion stems from the fact that since the bill originated from within the administration as an Executive Bill, the knotty issues now staring the government in the face at the point of presidential assent should have been resolved by legal experts before it got to the National Assembly for deliberation…

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NORTHERN MAFIA AND 2023 PRESIDENCY

  DURING the 2019 presidential campaign, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, told the South-West voters that if they voted for the re-election ofPresident Muhammadu Buhari, he would support a Yoruba All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the 2023 presidential election. Earlier on, former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had promised not to contest the 2019 presidential election if President Buhari was interested in a second term. Meaning: Tinubu would wait patiently for 2023. A few days…

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LAGOS ARCHBISHOP SAYS THERE’S MORE CORRUPTION UNDER BUHARI THAN DURING OBASANJO, YAR ADUA AND JONATHAN

The Anglican Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Olusina Fape, has insisted that there was more corruption in Nigeria under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration than what obtained in previous governments. Fape made this remark while condemning the Federal Government for lamenting over corrupt activities of previous administrations, instead of delivering on its electoral promises of fighting corruption to a standstill. Speaking over the weekend at the 3rd Session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Remo (Anglican Communion) at the All Saints Anglican Church, Irolu-Remo, Ogun state, the cleric…

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FASHOLA RELEASES NAMES OF CORRUPT CONTRACTORS TO SERAP

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says it has received details of some alleged corrupt contractors from the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. In a statement issued on Sunday by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP said the minister forwarded some documents from some of the ministry’s agencies, providing some level of details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects. The human rights group cited the ministry’s letter with reference number FMP/LU/R2K/2016/T/40…

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