Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed says corrupt Nigerians are making frantic efforts to underscore the great achievements of the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration, as a way of getting back at the government for its determination to prosecute corrupt individuals and end corruption in Nigeria.
The minister disclosed this in Abu Dhabi on Sunday while speaking to staff of the Nigerian Embassy, a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi reveals.
“As the government fights corruption, corruption is also fighting […]
The Federal Government will, today, arraign Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Mrs Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.
Justice Ademola is one of the seven judges arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS),
Justice Ademola and his wife are to be arraigned on a 15-count charge before Justice Jude Okeke sitting at FCT High Court 15, Maitama.
The DSS had, between October 8 and 9, raided the […]
Didier Drogba’s charity, The Didier Drogba Foundation, has been cleared of accusations of corruption and fraud in an investigation led by regulator The Charity Commission.
The investigation followed claims made in a report by the Daily Mail that the 38-year-old former Chelsea player’s charity had donated just £14,115 of the total £1.7 million raised to causes in Africa, the purpose for which the charity was established.
Though the commission said it had found “no evidence of fraud or corruption” by the foundation […]
The Federal Government through the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) is to revisit high-profile anti-corruption cases, notably the Halliburton scandal.
PACAC revealed that there will be a scale-up of advocacy against corruption in private sectors and professional associations as part of efforts to fight corruption next year.
PACAC’s Executive Secretary Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye spoke yesterday at a news conference in Lagos to unfold the panel’s plans.
He reviewed activities of the committee in the last one year.
According to Owasanoye, PACAC will scale […]
A perpetual injunction, restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting or arresting former governor of Rivers state, Peter Odili, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, led by Senator Chukwuka Utazi has revealed that an amendment bill of the EFCC Act, which will upturn the injunction will be soon be passed by lawmakers.
The amendment is coming at a time the EFCC plans to reopen the investigation of alleged misappropriation of N100 billion by Dr. Odili when he […]
A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.
Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England striker Andy Carroll – when he visited the east London club’s training ground to sell them luxury hampers.
The 48-year-old, of Hillcroft, Loughton, Essex, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in October of 18 counts of fraud, totalling more than £61,000.
Ackerman used the pseudonym […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were on a collision course on Thursday with the Department of State Services, DSS, for describing corruption as a threat to national security.
DSS had stated this as the main reason it raided the homes of some judges across the country last month.
However, the anti-graft agency believes that the raid was a manifestation of the rivalry among security agencies, particularly between the DSS and the current leadership of the EFCC.
The two agencies had appeared […]
Neymar’s father company, NN Consultoria, has responded to the latest attempt by Spanish prosecutors, to jail the Barcelona forward and insist they will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
The authorities want a two-year prison sentence and €10 million fine for the Brazil forward, as well as jail terms for his parents, for alleged corruption involved in his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
An investment group, DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s economic rights, claims it received less money than it […]
Dr Anthony Onyilimba, the Deputy Commissioner, Procurement, of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has disclosed that 60 per cent of corruption cases in Nigeria are procurement oriented.
Onyilimba said this at the 7th Annual Conference and Award Night of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) on Thursday in Abuja.
The conference had the theme “Efficient Procurement Practice and Sustainability in an Economy under Recession’’.
He said that procurement was one of the indices used […]
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), is collaborating with the office of the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, to engage Nigerian women in a nation-wide sustainable fight against corruption.
The programme which is tagged: Nigerian Women Against Corruption, (WAC), was initiated based on the significant role of women in the family and in the society at large.
The programme is scheduled to be flagged off by the wife of the president, Mrs Buhari, in Abuja at […]
According to reports, the federal government has accused a Supreme Court justice, Sylvester Nguta, of culpability in the destruction of evidence intended to be brought against him.
Mr. Nguta was arraigned before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court on Monday.
He is among seven judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service on October 8, after a midnight raid on their residences by the SSS on October 7.
After pleading not guilty to the 15-count charge, the judge’s lawyer, Kanu […]