Hunt down corrupt persons, recover funds, APC tells EFCC, ICPC

Ahead of the next year general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and other allied anti-graft bodies to hunt down all corrupt persons and recover public funds and assets that have been stolen by them. The party in a statement from its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena said the call became imperative as the country prepares for elections. It charges the anti-graft agencies to check and prevent the use of stolen funds by…

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Corruption: 50% of Nigeria’s $40bn annual oil revenue stolen or wasted–ICPC

  Oil/gas, maritime key to economic development –Rep Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has disclosed that a recent report by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) found out that 50 per cent of Nigeria’s $40 billion annual revenue from oil is either stolen or wasted. It attributed this to high level of corruption in the oil, gas and maritime sectors of the economy; saying the development is responsible for increasing poverty in the country.   This was contained in…

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NDIC strengthens partnership with ICPC to fight corruption

The Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, has said that the corporation has zero tolerance for all forms of malpractices within it and in all the initiatives it has taken to fully implement its mandate. He made the remark during the inauguration of the re-constituted Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Corporation by the Acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) who was represented by the Head of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, Mr. Justin Kuatsea.…

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Restoring judiciary’s lost glory

TUNDE OYESINA reviewed a series of reforms being introduced by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) , Justice Walter Onnoghen and concluded that the judiciary was more than ready to restore the lost glory of the third arm of government   Justice Walter Onnoghen was on March 1 confirmed as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by the Senate shortly after he was grilled for about one hour. At the screening of Justice Onnoghen, the lawmakers questioned him on issues of the independence of the judiciary, judicial reforms, corruption in the…

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Federal varsity, Otuoke to partner ICPC on anti-graft unit

As part of efforts to rid the university of corruption and other sharp practices, the management of the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, has been called to establish Anti-Corruption Unit in the university. The call was made by the Zonal Commissioner of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) in charge of Rivers and Bayelsa States, Alexander Chukwura Ezeh, when he led a team from the anti-graft agency on a visit to the management of the university.   The Commissioner, who said ICPC team, was at…

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Ex-ICPC board nominee, Maimuna Aliyu allegedly in multi billion Naira Dubai, Abuja properties’ scam

Reports indicate a recent investigation has revealed how controversial ex-banker and former nominee to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission [ICPC], board nominee, Maimuna Aliyu acquired a Dubai property worth $3.05m, over N1.2 billion at an exchange rate of N360 to $1. Reports show the money may have come from long years of alleged misappropriation, contract scams and diversion of public funds. Sources close to her inner dealings confided with newsmen that Aliyu served as a front for some top corrupt politicians, who are not…

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Alanamu, ex-ICPC nominee, goes on trial for N182m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Saadu Alanamu, a former nominee to the board of the agency, before a Kwara state high court for N182m fraud. In August, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, named Alanamu as one of the nominees to the board of the ICPC. But he was later dropped alongside Maimuna Aliyu after reports revealed they were being investigated for corruption by the commission. In a statement issued by Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, the agency said Alanamu,…

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Dropped ICPC Board Nominee, Maimuna Aliyu Fingered in another EFCC Corruption Charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has once again indicted an Abuja based controversial ex banker, Mrs Maimuna Aliyu. In a new court application filed by one of the EFCC prosecutors, Mr. Ben Ikani against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed and his son, Shamsuddeen, Mrs. Aliyu was alleged to have served as a proxy to the former Minister in unlawful acquisition of properties in and around Abuja while the Minister was in office. According to a report published in the Punch online of September…

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Osinbajo directs heads of PenCom, ICPC, others to resume pending senate confirmation

    The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Permanent Secretary and Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the appointees are directed to resume duties in acting capacities pending their confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said…

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ICPC institutes anti-graft monitoring unit in EKSU

Towards building capacity for corruption-free and transparent system, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated the Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTMU). The inauguration of the unit, according to the university, is in line with the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, to run a corruption-free system and transparent financial operations. The vice-chancellor, during his meeting with the unit, expressed satisfaction with the establishment and operation of the anti-corruption and transparency monitoring unit, even as he commended their efforts towards…

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