Tag Archives: corruption

Fix Corruption In Petrol Importation, Distribution, OrderPaper Tells FG

Amidst flip-flopping position of the federal government on the petrol pricing and attendant negative hit on citizens, OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative has called on the authorities to fix corruption and general inefficiencies in the distribution chain. A statement by Oke Epia, Executive Director of OrderPaper on Saturday said the government has been shirking its responsibilities in sanitizing the corruption, wastes and ...

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PDP Challenges Buhari On Alleged N2.5bn Transfer To Family Member

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak up on the latest alleged financial scandal involving officials and individuals close to his regime. The main opposition party on Sunday said the Buhari Presidency can no longer afford to keep quiet in the face of allegations that close aides defrauded Nigeria of funds of up to N51 billion ...

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Nigeria’s Post-Privatisation Energy Sector Is A Mess: Here Are Some Solutions

Several protests have trailed the privatisation of the power sector in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe, University of Nigeria In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank. The role of the public sector in owning and managing economic assets ...

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Negotiating With Bandits Is Corruption

By Casmir Igbokwe The Federal Government’s strenuous efforts to deny the poor marks Transparency International (TI) awarded Nigeria on corruption is laughable. TI, in its latest Corruption Perception Index, said corruption was worse in Nigeria. Nigeria scored 26 out of 100 points to rank 146 out of 180 countries, two places down compared to 2018 result. The global body provided ...

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Nigeria Gets Worse Corruption Ranking Since 2015

Nigeria has recorded her worst global rating on Corruption Perception Index since 2015. In the 2020 index released yesterday by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the country’s chapter of TI, Nigeria scored 25 out of 100 points, dropping to 149 out of the 183 countries surveyed, taking the nation three steps down from the 146 scored in 2019. ...

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Corruption, Insecurity, Greatest Threat To Nigeria’s Unity — Obi

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as serious threat to Nigeria’s unity, the alarming rate of corruption and worsening level of insecurity in the country. Obi made this known in a message to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrated on January 15. He explained that ...

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Curbing Corruption In Port Operations Will Improve Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Ranking — Osinbajo

Aside from the benefit of improved efficiency in the operations of the nation’s seaports, an effective implementation of innovative ideas in the port sector will rapidly change the narrative, the perception, and the ranking of Nigeria in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Wednesday at the launch ...

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Obi Proffers Solution To Endemic Corruption

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has condemned the high rate of corruption in the country, describing it as the bane of Nigeria’s development. In a message to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, celebrated on December 9, 2020, Obi lamented that Nigeria, and indeed Africa, has continued to stagnate under the heavy ...

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How N2.67bn Meant For School Feeding Programme Ended Up In Personal Accounts

•Another N2.5bn misappropriated by deceased agric ministry staff The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has discovered that N2.67 billion meant for the school feeding programme in some federal government colleges during COVID-19 lockdown ended up in personal accounts. The anti-graft agency also said it  discovered that over N2.5 billion was appropriated by a senior civil ...

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You Have Proclivity For Aborting High-Profile Criminal Cases, Sagay Panel Accuses Malami

The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, on Wednesday, accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), of having well-known proclivity for aborting high-profile criminal cases in favour of major political and governmental figures. The PACAC, in a statement signed by Sagay, and released by the Communications Unit of the committee, said this ...

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