• Anti-graft war should be holistic – Cleric tells Buhari

    Anti-graft war should be holistic – Cleric tells Buhari

    Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to ensure that no corrupt Nigerian, irrespective of political or religious leaning should be spared in the anti-graft war.

    The Pastor of First Love Assembly, Simeon Afolabi, noted that corruption like cancer has eaten deep into all facets of national life, hence, everything must be done to ensure that there are no sacred cows.

    He added that the Government must clearly make the people realize the sincerity of its anti-graft war and the people of the country […]

  • Anti-graft war: Seize Amaechi first – Wike

    Anti-graft war: Seize Amaechi first – Wike

    According to reports, the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration in Rivers State, has said that unless the state’s former governor and current Transport minister, Rotimi Ameachi was seized, APC-led administration’s anti-graft war was yet to begin.

    For failing to arrest Ameachi, since the war began about a year ago, the Rivers State government, sees what has transpired so far, as a mere “fishing expedition.”

    The government spoke in reaction to the allegations made by the state’s All Progressives Congress, APC, chapter, to the […]

  • Anti-graft war is boosting foreign investors’ confidence – EFCC

    Anti-graft war is boosting foreign investors’ confidence – EFCC

    According to reports, the anti-graft agency in Nigeria says the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has redeemed the image of Nigeria in the international community and has also encouraged foreign investments in the country.

    The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, made the assertion on Monday when he visited the headquarters of National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), in Kaduna State.

    Speaking to reporters during the visit, the EFCC […]

  • Saraki proposes 8-point plan for anti-graft war

    Saraki proposes 8-point plan for anti-graft war

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday proposed an eight-point plan of action to achieve success in the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the present administration.

    According to the Senate President, what must be done to succeed in the fight against corruption include ensuring transparency in government processes and procurements, reduction in bureaucratic bottlenecks, education and technology adaptation. Others are the adoption and enforcement of sensible rules and reduction of discretions, neutral application of sanctions, capacity building, oversight and monitoring.

    Saraki articulated […]

  • Anti-graft war: President Buhari moves against ex-governors

    Anti-graft war: President Buhari moves against ex-governors

    President Muhammadu Buhari is working to recover N57.2 billion from five serving senators just as the President is facing intense pressure to turn off searchlight on chieftains of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) facing corruption cases, his biographer, Prof. John Paden has said.

    The amount to be recovered from each senator was also listed in the book.

    The book, Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria, written by Paden, equally revealed that the administration’s ongoing investigation of alleged dubious […]

  • Anti-graft war: I will expose corrupt lawyers – NBA President-elect vows

    Anti-graft war: I will expose corrupt lawyers – NBA President-elect vows

    President-elect of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, has vowed to use his two-year tenure to expose corrupt lawyers across the federation.

    Mahmoud who held his median press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, said, “under my administration, we will not tolerate senior lawyers undermining Justice administration in any way.

    “Senior lawyers must demonstrate leadership and courage to assist courts to dispense Justice. We are going to pay attention to lawyers who abuse the rules of professional conduct in the […]

  • Immunity Bill not against anti-graft war, says Reps

    Immunity Bill not against anti-graft war, says Reps

    The House of Representatives has faulted notions held in certain quarters that the moves to grant immunity to presiding officers of the National Assembly (NASS) is aimed at stalling the anti-graft war.

    Spokesperson of the House, Abdulrazak Namdas, who addressed reporters at the NASS complex in Abuja yesterday noted that the initiative was in line with the need to ensure good governance in the polity.

    He explained that it would require an amendment of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) before the proposal […]

  • ‘Buhari’s anti-graft war not tackling corruption in defence sector’

    ‘Buhari’s anti-graft war not tackling corruption in defence sector’

    There has been no shortage of praise for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, which has led to the arrest of a string of high-ranking former government officials.

    The crackdown centres on an alleged $2.1 billion “arms scam”, where money earmarked for weapons to fight Boko Haram is said to have been diverted for political purposes.

    But experts say the arrests and ongoing trials do little to tackle systemic corruption in the defence sector that helped allow the Islamists to seize swathes […]

  • Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective – Dogara

    Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective – Dogara

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has dismissed claims in some quarters that the ongoing war against corruption by the Federal Government is targeted at members of the opposition.

    Dogara, who spoke with journalists in Lagos at the weekend, said the reason why the searchlight of the anti-corruption agencies seems to beam more on the members of the Peoples Democrat Party (PDP) was because the party was in power for 16 years before its defeat in the 2015 […]

  • No friend, no foe in anti-graft war, says Adesina

    No friend, no foe in anti-graft war, says Adesina

    President Muhamma­du Buhari’s Special Advis­er on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has said there is no friend or foe in the campaign against cor­ruption.

    In an interview with Newsmen, the presidential spokesman also said the Buhari-led administra­tion would not hesitate to prosecute any member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) indicted for corruption.

    “On anti-corruption, of course, we know what has been uncovered in this country. I remember in the United Kingdom (UK) about two weeks ago, one foreign media […]