Zimbabwe Tourism Minister charged with corruption worth $95m

Zimbabwean Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was charged in court on Friday with corruption involving $95 million from the state pension fund after questioning by the newly formed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Mupfumira is the first senior government official to be interrogated by the commission, which was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week after he promised tough action against graft. The prosecution laid out charges ranging from alleged abuse of state pension fund money to finance Mupfumira’s political campaigning to directing investments of up to $62 million into a bank…

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Alleged corruption: Agoro asks court to deregister APC, PDP, SDP

Former presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC), Dr.Olapade Agoro, has prayed an Abuja Federal High Court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as political parties over alleged corrupt tendecies. Agoro alleged that the magnitude of corrupt practices going on in the parties with funds of no traceable sources being channeled into the political arena to corrupt and induce people is of concern, adding that the INEC…

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‘Corruption, major impediment to Nigeria’s development’

Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has said that corruption remains one of the major impediments to Nigeria’s development. Muhammad said on Saturday in Kano while delivering a key note address at the 11th Annual National Conference of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN), the menace has permeated every level of Nigerian society. “It is sad that whenever corruption is mentioned, attention goes to public office holders only, however, even the common man is not left out in corruption practices,” he said. According to him, the country’s development…

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Anti-corruption: Buhari plans to reorganise judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed plans by his government to reorganize the country’s judiciary. The President said that this decision is to give a further bite to the war against corruption being executed by the Federal Government. Buhari stated this yesterday during a joint press conference with the Namibian leader, Mr. Hage Geingob, after a closed-door session at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Under the reorganisation plan, the President said some Judges will be dedicated specially to deal with corruption cases where all those found wanting in their dealings will be…

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Ibru to FG: Restructure Nigeria, tackle poverty, corruption

The Chairman of Ikeja Hotel Plc., and former President of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Goodie Ibru, has called for the restructuring of the country, saying such would address the high level of corruption in the system, where less than five per cent of the people in government are controlling over 95 per cent of the nation’s wealth. Besides, as he expressed dismay over the situation in the country, where despite its riches in mineral resources, it has not been able to harness the resources to the overall…

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Making the anti-corruption war holistic

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Just weeks ago a former Taraba State Governor, Rev. Jolly Nyame, was jailed for 14 years by an Abuja High Court in a case brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for misappropriating the sum of N1.64 billion.   Following in the heels of that judgement, another ex-governor, Joshua Dariye, of Plateau State, was also sent to 14 years imprisonment for diverting public funds to the tune of N1.126 billion.   These convictions give cause for cheer for various reasons. First, a clear message is being…

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FG to Accountants-General: Let’s tackle corruption together

Muritala Ayinla The Accountants-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris yesterday appealed to the Accountants-General across the states to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government in nipping corruption in the bud. Speaking during ongoing forum of Accountants-General in Jubilee Chalets, Epe, Idris said that it was time for the Accountants-General to play their crucial roles in engendering transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria. According to him, over the years, there had been lack of trust in government across the world, saying that citizens do not trust…

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Corruption: Invest your loot in Nigeria, not overseas -Amb Olisaemeka

As Onaiyekan decries exclusion of youths in governance   A former Nigerian envoy to Israel, Ambassador Ignatius Olisaemeka has canvassed a new approach to managing the menace of corruption and under- development in Nigeria.   The elder statesman said that though corruption was an illegal act, public officers who fell to the temptation of corruptly enriching themselves must endeavour to invest their loot in Nigeria rather than hiding them away in foreign banks and enriching the economies of those countries.   Olisaemeka, a first generation career diplomat, gave the advice…

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FG inaugurates 9 boards, warns against corruption

The Federal Government yesterday bowed to pressure and inaugurated nine Boards appointed amidst barrage of criticism over allegations that many dead people were included in the list. New Telegraph learnt that the government considered suspending the list but pressure coming from party faithful, who would be used in mobilizing support for the re-election of the President Buhari prevailed. Inaugurating the boards, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, charged the newly inaugurated Board members not to interfere in the dayto- day running of Federal Government agencies.  …

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There is corruption under Buhari – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he will be “nearly foolish” to say there is no corruption in the current administration. Amaechi who stated at media chat in Abuja said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations. Asked if there is no form of corruption under Buhari, he said: “I will nearly be a foolish man to say that but compare the magnitude if there is any. Before it was with impunity. Now there are consequences for…

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