• Senate probes CCB for dumping N8bn site for N9bn building

    Senate probes CCB for dumping N8bn site for N9bn building

    It was gathered that the Senate on Tuesday launched a probe into the alleged abandonment of an N8bn Code of Conduct Bureau permanent site under construction for the purchase of a building valued at N9bn.

    The lawmaker representing Kogi-West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, who moved the motion for the probe during the day’s plenary, alleged that after the CCB got an approval from the National Executive Council to build its permanent site, the contract for its permanent site was reviewed […]

  • House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday halted the moves to revisit the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

    The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for a suspension of the rules of the house to revisit the amendment.

    Citing section 1 (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the 1999 Constitution (as amended) prevailed over any ambiguity in any Act especially as the senate was trying […]

  • CCB Act amendment has nothing to do with Saraki’s trial – Ndume

    CCB Act amendment has nothing to do with Saraki’s trial – Ndume

    Senate Leader, Alhaji Ali Ndume, said amendment of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act had nothing to do with ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

    Reacting to the debate which the issue has generated among Nigerians, Ndume told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Tuesday that the National Assembly had no particular interest in the bill.

    “It is insulting on us to say that we are doing the bidding of Saraki, because laws are […]

  • ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    According to reports, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, and the immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Law School, Professor Tahir Mamman, SAN, have flayed the National Assembly for removing the control of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, and Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, from the executive, saying the plan will fail.

    According to the two SANs, the action of NASS is informed by the ongoing travails of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the […]

  • Withhold your assent from CCB, CCT amendment bill – Group tells Buhari

    Withhold your assent from CCB, CCT amendment bill – Group tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged, CENTREP, Friday, requested President Muhammadu Buhari to withhold his assent from the Code of Conduct (Amendment) Bill 2016.

    In a statement signed and made available to newsmen, CENTREP Executive Director, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi argued that the passage of the bill which empowered the National Assembly to take over power to appoint staff of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT is tantamount to a political […]

  • Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    According to reports, the Senate, yesterday, made fresh move to amend the Act, which established the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), with a bill which has passed through its first reading.

    The Upper Chamber had in April tinkered with the idea in a bill sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North). It was, however, withdrawn due to public outcry, as it coincided with ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the CCT […]

  • CCB’s clearance, end of controversy on Dubai property – Buratai’s lawyer

    CCB’s clearance, end of controversy on Dubai property – Buratai’s lawyer

    It was gathered that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Sunday that his recent clearance by the Code of Conduct Bureau had laid to rest the controversy over his property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.

    The army chief had been a target of scathing criticism when the news of the property said to be worth a whooping sum of about $1.5m hit the public space earlier in the year.

    But Buratai was among 15 former and serving […]

  • $22.3m cash: CCB gets fresh request on ex-First Lady Patience

    $22.3m cash: CCB gets fresh request on ex-First Lady Patience

    Embattled ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan seems to have an hurdle to clear in her legal battle to reclaim the $22.3million in bank accounts linked to her.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has already placed restriction on the accounts in Skye Bank while she battles in court to have the restriction lifted.

    An application has now been filed at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to establish whether she declared the seized cash as required by law at the exit of […]

  • CCB commends, indicts public servants, political appointees over assets declaration

    CCB commends, indicts public servants, political appointees over assets declaration

    Commendations has again come the way of the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, from the Code of Conduct Bureau for his asset declaration, which the Bureau has again certified to be accurate

    Several other public servants also got commendation from the Bureau for declaring their assets within the stipulated timeframe.

    These other public servants include: Semenitari Mary-Gab Tamunoibim (Ag. MD/CEO NDDC); Ibrahim K. Idris (Inspector General of Police), Boboye Oyeyemi (Corps Marshall FRSC); Amina Mohammed (Minister of Enviroment) and […]

  • Group commends CCB for timely action over Buratai’s Dubai properties

    Group commends CCB for timely action over Buratai’s Dubai properties

    A frontline Human Rights advocacy group, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA), has commended the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) for its diligence and forthrightness in the manner it handled the Dubai property saga concerning the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

    Addressing a press conference in Abuja, ASJA national president, Torkuma Venatius, said the timely intervention of the CCB put a quick end to any distraction that a prolonged tussle may have caused the COAS […]

  • Buratai declared Dubai mansions in wife’s name – CCB opens up

    Buratai declared Dubai mansions in wife’s name – CCB opens up

    The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has opened up on the acquisition of $1.5 million mansions by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

    The bureau said its records showed that the assets of Buratai in Dubai were declared in his wife’s name

    The CCB made the clarification in a July 11 letter by Mrs. Ijeanuli Arinze Ofor, to Ugochukwu Osuagwu of St. Francis Xavier Solicitors and Advocates in Abuja.

    Osuagwu had requested information on Buratai “pursuant to Section 1 […]