Corruption still high in Nigeria and getting worst –Transparency International – Nigeria now ranked 148/180 from 136/180 in 2016

Corruption still high in Nigeria –Transparency International — 22nd February 2018 Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI), yesterday. While Nigeria scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but, with a rank of 148, out of […]

Picture: FG arraigns civil servant over ownership of 86 exotic cars, houses

Cars recovered by EFCC By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – The Federal Government, on Thursday, arraigned the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah over his alleged failure to declare his ownership of 86 exotic cars. He was docked before the Federal High Court in Abuja […]

Buhari champions anti-graft campaign at 30th AU summit

— 26th January 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will, today, depart for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, yesterday, said the highlight of […]

Diezani faults EFCC on withdrawal of $1.3bn from NNPC’s account

— 26th January 2018 Henry Umahi The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has thrown some light on the process for the release of funds requested by security/intelligent agencies in the country. Reacting to publications in traditional and new media titled “Diezani in trouble again over withdrawal of $1.3b from NNPC accounts,” she averred […]

Gov. Wike’s 16 SUVs to State Reps. why he must improve or be removed – Princewill

Gov. Wike’s 16 SUVs to State Reps. why he must improve or be removed – Princewill  Written By Nwaorgu Faustinus A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress – APC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Prince Tonye Princewill has expressed dismay over the recent gift of 16 Sports Utility Vehicles to representatives of the State in the […]

BREAKING: Appeal Court orders retrial of Saraki on 3 charges

BREAKING: Appeal Court orders retrial of Saraki on 3 charges — 12th December 2017 From: Segun Adio The Court of Appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to conduct a retrial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on three of the 18 count amended charges on false declaration of assets brought against him by […]

Anti-graft campaign: Nigerian asset recovery move receives global attention in US

— 9th December 2017 From AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja   The assets recovery efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, received a major boost this week in United States of America with the successful conclusion of the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR). But the US was quick to acknowledged that the repatriation of stolen assets is very […]

EFCC arrests army officers, others, over N339m pension fraud

A Nigerian high court today ordered the remand in Kuje Prison of four suspected fraudsters over their alleged complicity in the theft of N339m military pension funds. Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, made the remand order after the suspects – Wing Commander Ishaka Yakubu, Lieutenant Commander Akinbamidele Odunsi, […]

‘Billions Stolen In Fashiola’s Ministry’

Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Babatunde Fashola-led Ministry of Power, Works and Housing of spending monies not appropriated in its budget. Melaye raised an alarm on the ‘monumental fraud’ in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Speaking on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, Melaye accused the ministry of spending monies not appropriated […]

N2bn fraud: Civil service commission yet to sack fleeing Maina

Abdulrasheed Maina Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye Aluko Four days after the order of President Muhammadu Buhari for the “immediate disengagement” of embattled ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, from the Federal Civil Service, the process leading to his disengagement is yet to commence. Sunday PUNCH gathered in Abuja […]

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