• Why we are yet to file charges against some indicted corrupt leaders -Sagay

    Why we are yet to file charges against some indicted corrupt leaders -Sagay

    The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) yesterday said some indicted leaders were richer than Nigeria, through corrupt practices while in office

    Sagay also revealed why  anti-graft agencies were yet to file charges against some leaders indicted for corruption.

    Executive Secretary of the committee, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye said this at a one -day workshop and media parley in Lagos, to review the committee’s activities in one year.

    He maintained that some leaders named in high profile corruption cases were richer […]

  • Judges’ allegations against Amaechi diversionary, malicious, vindictive – Sagay

    Judges’ allegations against Amaechi diversionary, malicious, vindictive – Sagay

    It was gathered that the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday described as diversionary, malicious and vindictive, the call for the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to step down from office.

    The professor of law, who made it clear that he was speaking in his personal capacity, insists that the outburst of two justices of the Supreme Court Justice Inyang Okoro and Justice Sylva Ngwuta is “surprising considering that it is totally unrelated to […]

  • There will be no Nigeria without Buhari, says Sagay

    There will be no Nigeria without Buhari, says Sagay

    Itse Sagay, professor of law and chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Monday said Nigeria would have collapsed if Buhari had not intervened.

    He said this after a presentation of the committee’s report on a new legal framework for fighting‎ corruption.

    “We know of some governors who are not supposed to be there, but found themselves on the bloody seats with the help of some judges,” he said.

    “If Buhari had not come, I don’t think there would have […]

  • Judges have no immunity against arrest, says Sagay

    Judges have no immunity against arrest, says Sagay

    Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN). said yesterday that cash now dictates justice in the country.

    Besides, the Constitution lawyer also said judges are not immune from arrests as there is no law granting such privilege. The Department of State Services (DSS) last weekend arrested some judges nationwide.

    In a statement yesterday which contained his reaction, Sagay said the “expanding epidemic of judicial corruption” had destroyed the veil of invincibility judges once possessed.

    “The searches of […]

  • Patience Jonathan must explain how she earned billions – Sagay

    Patience Jonathan must explain how she earned billions – Sagay

    The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said with the fresh admission by Patience Jonathan that she owns the $5m traced to her accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, means the anti-graft agency has the right to probe her.

    According to him, if the former first lady is claiming that she owns the money then she must explain how she earned it.

    The discovery of the additional amount, in the former first lady’s Skye Bank […]

  • We’ll forward report on budget padding to Buhari – Sagay

    We’ll forward report on budget padding to Buhari – Sagay

    Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, has disclosed that outcome of the 2016 budget padding probe would be forwarded to the Presidency and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    He spoke on submission of a petition against Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers by former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin.

    “Definitely, a report will be written and it will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities with recommendations. […]

  • Budget padding: You are not above the law – Sagay, Odunmaki, others slam Dogara

    Budget padding: You are not above the law – Sagay, Odunmaki, others slam Dogara

    Prominent Nigerians and lawyers have faulted the claims by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara that he could not be investigated or interrogated over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Reacting to Dogara’s claim, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, said the Speaker was wrong for saying no one can question him.

    He maintained that nobody was exempted from prosecution or interrogation.

    His words, “There is no such thing. There is no such legal status in the […]

  • Signing criminal justice act, a great feat by Jonathan, says Sagay

    Signing criminal justice act, a great feat by Jonathan, says Sagay

    Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday described the signing of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act by the past administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan as one of his best actions.

    Sagay, who spoke at the 2016 yearly lecture and award ceremony of the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC) Lagos branch, with the theme: “The Judiciary, Media, Anti-graft Agencies and the Fight against Corruption,” said the new act has helped in quicker prosecution of corrupt […]

  • No evidence of corruption against any APC former office holder – Sagay

    No evidence of corruption against any APC former office holder – Sagay

    Head of President Mohammadu Buhari’s Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, said yesterday that governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike delib­erately set up an investigative panel to probe his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, and subsequently issued a white panel on the probe in order to hinder him from being appointed a minister.

    Amaechi is now Transportation Min­ister and represents Rivers State in the Federal Executive Council, FEC.

    Sagay further disclosed that in the next six months, all corruption cases in court will […]

  • Without deregulation, Nigeria may become like Zimbabwe, says Sagay

    Without deregulation, Nigeria may become like Zimbabwe, says Sagay

    Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption on Monday said there is no alternative to the deregulation policy of the federal government is Nigeria is to survive and be economically viable.

    Sagay, who described the recent fuel price increase as a bitter pill, said Nigeria may degenerate to the level of Zimbabwe if the government continues to foot- drag on the policy.

    According to him “I don’t think we have a choice if Nigeria is to survive. If we […]

  • FG’ll soon disclose amounts of recovered loots, says Sagay

    FG’ll soon disclose amounts of recovered loots, says Sagay

    Prof. Itse Sagay, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, on Monday said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will soon make public the total amounts recovered so far from looters of public treasury.

    While calling on Nigerians to be patient, he said the Buhari administration will not hide anything from Nigerians especially in the on-going fight against corrupt practices.

    “Nigerians should be patient. The Buhari administration has nothing to hide. I don’t think the government is hiding anything from Nigerians. So, I believe […]