• Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective, says Adesina

    Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective, says Adesina

    It was gathered that the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ‎President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina, has debunked claims that his principal’s anti-corruption fight is selective.

    Adesina said the fact that chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and current political appointees are not being prosecuted does not suggest selective anti-graft campaign by the Buhari administration.

    The presidential spokesman said this when he appeared on The Podium, a flagship programme on Sweet FM, Abeokuta.

    According to him, no evidence of […]

  • Why we won’t hand over alleged corrupt judges to anti-graft agencies – NJC explains

    Why we won’t hand over alleged corrupt judges to anti-graft agencies – NJC explains

    According to reports,  the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, said it would not hand over Judges accused of corruption by the federal government to anti-graft agencies for investigation.

    In a letter dated October 26, 2016, and addressed to a human rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,the NJC said it is not part of its statutory responsibilities to hand over the judges to anti-graft agencies for investigation and prosecution.

    The NJC also stated in the letter that it does not also recover […]

  • Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government should not be castigated for its anti-corruption crusades against perceived members of the opposition group.

    He said the probe at present was about those linked with the alleged diverted funds meant for prosecuting wars against the insurgents.

    Mohammed, who spoke with journalists yesterday at his Oro residence in Irepodun Council of Kwara State, said the alleged embezzled huge sum put at about $2.1 billion did not only allow […]

  • President Buhari’s anti-graft fight polarising Nigeria – IRI

    President Buhari’s anti-graft fight polarising Nigeria – IRI

    A public opinion report conducted by an international organisation, International Republican Institute (IRI), has revealed that the anti-corruption war of the incumbent government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has largely divided the country between the North and South lines.

    Despite this perception, most Nigerians, according to reports, therefore revealed that about 54 percent strongly believe that the country is headed in the right direction.

    Presenting the report to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the IRI acting regional director, Africa, John Tomaszewski, said a […]

  • Poll bribery scandal: Anti-graft commission quizzes fresh 11 INEC staff over N120m

    Poll bribery scandal: Anti-graft commission quizzes fresh 11 INEC staff over N120m

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it has interrogated 11 employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over N120million poll bribery sum allegedly received from some politicians during the 2015 general election.

    The affected staff, who were electoral officers in charge of the 11 local government areas of Gombe State, were grilled at the Gombe State Zonal office of the EFCC.

    Most of them admitted to have benefitted from the bribe sum which was routed through a retired […]