21BIL NAIRA FRAUD: AMOSU, OTHERS OPT FOR PLEA BARGAIN

FORMER Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Adesola Amosu and those charged with him yesterday proposed a plea bargain with the Federal Government. They are on trial at the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged conversion of over N21 billion. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the former Air chief along with a former Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo and former NAF Chief of Accounts and Budgeting Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun. The commission said the three, on or…

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BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR IS NONSENSE- YAHAYA KWANDE, NORTHERN ELDER

By John Owen Nwachukwu A former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland and ex-Administrative Officer representing the Queen of England, Yahaya Kwande, has described the corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘nonsense.’ The 90-year-old Northern elder told Sun that even before Buhari formed his cabinet in 2015, he (Kwande) told the world that the President cannot fight corruption. He said that people thought Buhari would cut off his neck for speaking the truth, adding that the current method of war against graft will not work in Nigeria system. According to him,…

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COURT CONSIDERS ORDER SEEKING EFCC TO INVESTIGATE OSHIOMHOLE FOR CORRUPTION

 George Opara  A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, Wednesday, resolved to determine whether or not it would order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate and prosecute the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on allegations of official corruption. It has fixed May 13 for the determination. Oshiomhole is a former two-term governor of Edo State. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/628/2018, was filed before the court by an Edo State-based cleric and activist, Bishop Osadolor Ochei, praying the court to declare that the…

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1.3TRILLION: NIGERIA MORE CORRUPT NOW THAN WHEN I WAS PRESIDENT- JONATHAN

Following a statement attributed to the EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu that between 2011 and 2015 32 entities looted N1.3trillion, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan – who was then Nigeria’s President has in a statement released by his former aide Reno Omokri – has dismissed this as false. Below is the full statement: Just days after the United States Department released a report which established that massive corruption remains rife under the Buhari administration, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has come out with a very incongruous riposte,…

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AMONG THE ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA, SEE WHERE POLICE RANKS IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION

Nigerian Police ranks most corrupt institution in Nigeria ― SERAP Ayomide Odekanyin  The Nigerian Police Force, (NPF), has been described as the most corrupt institution in the country. The revelation came after a public survey made a human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP). The group indicated that four other institutions in Nigeria are also involved in corrupt practices in the past five years. The power sector was identified as the second most corrupt in the country. Other public institutions identified as corrupt by 70 per cent of…

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MAGU IDENTIFIES THOSE WHO STOLE 1.3 TRILLION NAIRA FROM NIGERIA IN 4YEARS

Over N1.3trn Stolen in Four Years by 32 Entities-Magu The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has disclosed that the money stolen by 32 entities (human and corporate) between 2011 and 2015, is well over N1.3 trillion. Magu disclosed this in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2019 First Batch Conversion Training Programme to Procurement Cadre for Federal Parastatal and Agencies, organised by the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, in Lagos on Monday, March 25, 2019. Magu, in a paper delivered…

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FORMER IGP EHINDERO COLLECTED 10% FROM POLICE CONTRACTORS- ICPC

Olufemi Atoyebi, Yola The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has alleged that a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, fraudulently received interest on the Nigeria Police fund lodged in a fixed deposit account with a bank. In a released signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the ICPC said the allegation was contained in a statement made by a banker, Aibangbe Maifuwa, to a Federal Capital Territory High Court 7, sitting in Apo, Abuja. ICPC said, “The banker, Mr Aibangbe Maifuwa, a Business Development Manager with WEMA…

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COURT STRIKES OUT 19 OUT OF 21 CHARGES OF CORRUPTION AGAINST DANJUMA GOJE, EX-GOVERNOR TURNED SENATOR

Danjuma Goje A Federal High Court sitting in Jos has, on Friday, struck out 19 of 21 charges against a former Gombe State governor, Senator Danjuma Goje and three others. The trio are facing charges of alleged misappropriation, laundering and diversion of N6.6 billion belonging to the State. Goje, representing Gombe Central at the Senate, in 2011 alongside a former Executive Chairman, Gombe state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Aliyu Ubandoma El-Nafaty, Food Supplier to Gombe state Government, Sabo Tumu – now a deceased and an Auctioneer, S.M Dokoro…

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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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