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Reps Divulge Many Corrupt Practices of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo


For describing the National Assembly as being peopled by a gang of unarmed robbers, the House of Representatives has lashed out at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, calling him the grandfather of corruption. The Reps described Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian that ever held a public office, adding that he, however, saw himself as the only clean human being. Specifically, the ...

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Nobody is Siphoning Police Fund -Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni Address Protesters


The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni on Thursday said that a police station in Nigeria gets N45,000 in three months as running cost. Owoseni disclosed this while addressing members of the Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre, a civil society organisation, who protested to his office in Ikeja. The group urged the Federal Government to probe the ...

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Amidst Hardship: NLC, TUC, Others Condemned Reps Decision to Procure N3.6b Exotic Cars

Members of the House of Representatives at plenary

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union have condemned the decision of the leadership of the House of Representatives to procure 360 exotic cars worth N3.6bn for its members when the nation is going through economic recession. Also condemning the action of the lawmakers were the Civil Liberties Organisation and the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders. The NLC and the ...

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Judicial Corruption: Justice Ademola, Wife Slams with 15-count charge

Justice Ademola

The Federal Government, yesterday, preferred a 15-count criminal charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and his wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola. Vanguard learnt last night that the charge sheet which was signed by a principal State Counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Hajara Yusuf, was entered against the duo before a ...

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Rawlings advocating for global action against Nigeria’s stolen funds

Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s former President has proposed a global campaign for the return of Nigeria’s stolen funds stashed away in developed countries. Rawlings, who spoke on the outcome of the recent high-level London Conference on Corruption, charged developed countries to pay more than lip-service to the return of the funds to Nigeria and some other countries. “The high-level London ...

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“Whoever deter us from fighting corruption will suffer the consequences” -Buhari

Speaking on Monday, July 4 during the breaking of Ramadan fast, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with anyone who oppose the ongoing anti corruption war. The President while breaking the Ramadan fast, which was organised for some categories of people inside the Presidential Villa, said: “Whoever deter us from fighting corruption will suffer the consequences. It is unfortunate that the ...

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EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu says looted money are no longer kept in banks

Speaking at a workshop titled, the “Role of Professionals in the Fight Against Corruption”, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, claims that looters no longer save money in banks but in their abandoned property. “People are now scared of keeping monies in banks, as it can be traced easily. Monies are now kept in abandoned houses ...

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Adamawa State: EFCC detains Fintiri over fraud

The Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged abuse of office and corruption. The ex-governor is being investigated when found connected with the ongoing probe of a N1.9billion fraud. According to a top source, who spoke in confidence, said the ex-governor was invited by the EFCC but it became necessary ...

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UK govt describes what is holding Nigeria back as corruption

The United Kingdom is fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing efforts by his administration to rid Nigeria of corruption, Mr Nick Hurd, the UK Minister for International Development, has said. Hurd told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday that fighting corruption was critical to transforming Nigeria’s future. “We have been very active in supporting ...

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Protesters block Aregbesola on his way to Office

Members of the Campaign for the Defence of Human Rights who staged a public protest against corruption in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Wednesday, stopped the convoy of Governor Rauf Aregbesola on his way to the office. Our correspondent observed that members of the CDHR, who were marching against corruption in the public sector, had blocked one of the lanes of the Gbongan-Ibadan Expressway while they ...

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