Ambassador Olukunle Bamgbose, the permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, has commended the Buhari-led government by saying that the president has positively changed Nigeria's story in the area of corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, July 11, launched Property Tracker, a platform specially created to expose self-centred and corrupt Nigerians who have stolen public funds and hidden them in lush properties.
The House of Representatives particularly members of the Peoples Democratic Party rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order. By a voice vote, the order which is supposed to target corrupt politicians was rejected.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), on Wednesday, July 11, called on the federal government to begin probe and prosecution of all state governors over alleged stealing of security votes.
The executive chairman of the Kano anti-corruption and public complaints commission, Mr Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, has apologised to the state judiciary. His apology was tendered via a press statement sent to NAIJ.com.
The court ordered that the chairman of the PDP in Ondo state, Mr. Clement Faboyede and the Director-General of the party’s campaign organisation, Modupe Adetokunbo be remanded in prison custody till Thursday, July 19.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, said the move by the lawmakers would deepen democracy and give all arms of government the chance to perform their duties without undue interference.
The motion expressed concern that in last few years, Nigeria’s democratic credentials have become questionable as a result of the cases of alleged state-inspired human rights violations and consistent constitutional infraction.
A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana who said President Buhari is not genuinely fighting corruption in Nigeria condemned the federal government and the Attorney General’s attitude to herdsmen’s killings in the country.
The Kano state High Court has reportedly ordered for the immediate arrest of the State Anti Corruption and Public Complaints Commission Executive Chairman, Mr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado for alleged contempt of court.
NAIJ.com gathered that the case had been quashed before now by the commission, until the recent outburst of the former commissioner of land and physical planning, Farouq Bibi Farouq, who is standing trial of an alleged fraud.
Senate president, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement clearing him of all charges saying he is happy he has been vindicated. Saraki in a statement on Friday, July 6 claimed his trial was politically motivated.
A Nigerian labour leader, Issa Aremu, has expressed his support for the federal government’s decision to pay the $322 million Abacha loot as cash transfer to poor homes, through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT).
The acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the trends in global security revealed that cyber crime is the latest form of terrorism and corruption affecting all nations.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that Mamu received $300, 000 and another N5.9 million for the purchase of vehicles from a member of procurement and planning committee of ministry of defence.
The ICPC had accused NDDC and Nsima Ekere of refusing to honour invitation and request for documents in relation to the construction of Umuihe-Odo-Umuanya road, Umuahia South local government area of Abia state.
Former governor of Kebbi state, Usman Saidu Dakingari was today, Thursday, June 20, served with a 15 count charge by the bailiff of the Federal High Court Kebbi at around 1:51pm in his residence at GRA Birnin Kebbi.
A compilation by TransparencIT Nigeria has listed six cases of corruption against six former governors that has been concluded. The former state chief executives were convicted for corruption offences in various courts.
Contract for the project was awarded by the Delta state government to an indigenous firm, on June 23, 2009 for the supply and installation of two Rolls Royce Trent gas turbine generators to boost power generation and distribution.
YIAGA Africa has commended the EFCC for the recent conviction of two ex-governors for misappropriation of public funds. In a statement sent to NAIJ.com, the group hailed the EFCC for ensuring that justice prevailed.
Justice Umar is still in his position and has in-fact fixed Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, for the trial of public officers from Bauchi and Kwara states who violated various provisions of the CCB and Tribunal act.
Belgore who was also a former governorship candidate in Kwara state, under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), was arraigned alongside a former minister of national planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman in Lagos.