CORRUPTION STILL PREVALENT DESPITE BUHARI’S EFFORTS, SGF, ITSE SAGAY ADMIT

Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The federal government yesterday admitted that in spite of the ongoing efforts to fight corruption, there are indications that corrupt practices are still predominant in the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and other stakeholders in the fight against corruption, stated this in Abuja while highlighting steps that needed to be taken to build up the government’s anti-corruption war. It was tagged, ‘’One-day Dialogue Session on Strengthening the…

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AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT INDICTS PRESIDENCY, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, EFCC OVER FINANCIAL INDISCIPLINE,

Accuses agencies of violating accounting rules, failing to submit fiscal reports • MDAs without audited reports increased from 148 in 2014 to 323 in 2018 • Financial indiscipline blamed on Buhari’s inaction, failure to sign anti-graft bills By Chijioke Nelson, Almost all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been indicted for financial wrongdoings in the latest fiscal assessment of the country. The indictment came against the backdrop of the much-talked-about fight against corruption being waged by the Federal Government. Some of the cases of irregularity included improper records of transactions,…

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BUHARI LACKS THE CAPACITY TO FIGHT CORRUPTION, DE-INSTITUTIONALISING EFCC- AU DIPLOMAT

Dr. Babafemi Badejo, a diplomat working with the African Union, says President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the political to fight corruption. Badejo said, “It is safe to conclude that the Buhari administration lacks the will to fight corruption. The perception, though constantly denied, is clearly out there that prosecution through the EFCC is only for Nigerians who are either weak or are in opposing parties and/or critical of the government in power. “The EFCC itself is being de-institutionalised by the actions of the Buhari administration.” He added, “President Buhari condones some…

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WE SPEND 4MIL NAIRA ON EACH PETITION- ICPC

In its anti-graft war, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it spends an average of N4 million to investigate every petition submitted to it by Nigerians. The commission said that the duplication of petitions to different anti-graft agencies was making the country pay huge sums of money on the investigation of such crimes. The disclosure came yesterday at the official launch of the Anti-corruption Support Project of the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) in Abuja. ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said that to reduce the…

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COURT DISMISSES GOJE’S MULTIBILLION NAIRA CORRUPTION CASE: AFTERMATH OF HIS WITHDRAWAL FROM SENATE PRESIDENCY RACE

The Federal High Court sitting in Jos has decided to throw out the N6 billion fraid trial levelled against Senator Danjuma Goje on orders of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who is acting in the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaReporters had exclusively reported a deal facilitated by President Muhammadu Buhari which required Goje to give up his Senate Presidency aspirations for Buhari’s favourite Ahmed Lawan in exchange for his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to be quashed. Goje is accused of stealing…

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