EMEKA EJERE These are not the best of times for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as it leadership struggles to redeem the mangled image of an agency widely considered a citadel of corruption. Indeed, not many observers envy the new managers of the interventionist agency as findings show that the institution can barely explain […]
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said for corruption to be completely eradicated in the country, the fight against the menace must start from churches. He said it was only when church leaders resolve to ostracise and expose corrupt members of their congregation that the problem could be solved. Osinbajo spoke […]
•Lawyers sponsor judges’ children’s weddings –Sagay ENIOLA AKINKUOTU Two prominent members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption in Abuja on Saturday picked holes in government’s handling of the anti-corruption war. Speaking in Abuja at a programme organised by the National Association of Seadogs (the Pyrates Confraternity), the Chairman of the panel, Professor Itse Sagay […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The anti-graft agency also seized three other properties in Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience. The five-storey hotel is located near Setraco Construction Company, beside Mabushi Kado Expressway. Although the […]
The Economic and Financial Commission on Thursday named some of the individuals and public officials who collected from an alleged bribe of $115m doled out by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general elections.
The Economic and Financial Commission on Thursday named some of the individuals and public officials who collected from an alleged bribe of $115m doled out by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general elections. In a document tendered by the anti-graft agency before the Federal High Court in […]
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has been named the Vice-Chairman of the Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa. The EFCC said this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday. The announcement was made after the association rounded off its 7th regional conference […]
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday debunked allegations of engaging in media trial often levelled against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other law enforcement agencies. Osinbajo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said the allegations of media trial were being sponsored by treasury looters in their bid to wage a counter-war against the fight […]
A former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, is in fresh trouble. Authorities in his state are accusing him of mismanaging a hefty N4.95 billion raised through a bond placement few months before the end of his tenure. The former governor is alleged to have misled corporate organisations and regulators to enable his administration siphon […]
The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Friday said much is expected of Nigeria in giving Africa the requisite leadership, hence the need for the youths to ensure the continuous coexistence of the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 10th national conference of School of General Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria, […]
N423bn spent in six years, execution rate at 12% • Some contractors collected money without going to sites Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Usani Uguru, on Wednesday said the Federal Government has uncovered some shady deals by some of the contractors that handled projects in the Niger Delta region between […]