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Corruption in Nigeria

EFCC arrests Accountant General of the Federation over N80 billion fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, over an alleged N80 billion fraud. The Commission...

Corruption is a major obstacle to Nigeria’s development – ICPC chairman

THE Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has described corruption as a major obstacle to Nigeria's...

Police probe officers accused of bitcoin extortion

THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has ordered a 'holistic investigation' into the alleged extortion of N22 million worth of bitcoin at gunpoint by...
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Buhari government elevates corruption as new normal – PDP

THE Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of elevating corruption as a new normal. In a statement by the party’s National...

How corrupt public officers regained loots after my arrest – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, narrated how corrupt public office holders in Nigeria regained what they corruptly acquired in office after his arrest by...

The cankerworm of corruption in Nigeria: The case for an all-encompassing solution

By ‘Bonajo Badejo INTRODUCTION: It has become a notorious fact that despite efforts by the Government, corruption remains endemic in Nigeria.  It has eaten into the...
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Nigerian Officials Stole $582b Since 1960 – Chatham House Report

A report by Chatham House has estimated that about $582 billion has been stolen from Nigerian treasury by public officials since independence,1960.

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Privatisation council approves fast-tracking concession of Zungeru power plant

THE National Council on Privatisation has approved the fast-tracking of the work plan for the concession of the Zungeru...

Court jails Senator Nwaoboshi for seven years over money laundering

THE Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has sentenced a serving Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, to seven years in...

Nigeria-UK Migration Agreement: Smugglers, illegal migrants to face maximum sentence, deportation

THE United Kingdom government has signed a new migration agreement with Nigeria that will deter illegal migration, the Home...

Buhari condemns Shiroro attack, asks Nigerians to pray for safe return of abducted victims

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, describing it as...

Court orders NIMC, NIS to release kidney donor’s biodata to Ekweremadu

A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja has ordered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service...
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