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Kogi government treating corruption with levity – group

The Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has said it was sad and disheartening that the Kogi State government has been taking the issue of corruption with levity, saying the Governor Yahaya Bello administration could not account for the huge allocations and several interventions it collected in the last four years.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

NGO berates Kogi government over refusal to conduct council poll

A nongovernmental organisation, the Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has described failure of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration in Kogi to conduct local government election in the last four years as indicative of lack of transparency and accountability in the State.
LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and other West African nations has secured $184 million to finance the appraisal drilling and initial development programme activities on the Ogo field within Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 310.

Lekoil gets $184 million to finance drilling at OPL 310

Lekoil, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and other West African nations has secured $184 million to finance the appraisal drilling and initial development programme activities on the Ogo field within Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 310.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

2020: Expect democratic dividends – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that contrary to false alarm from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the federal government has laid landmines next year, they will reap more dividends of democracy next year.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

President Buhari to flag off 2019 anti-corruption marathon in Abuja

Mr Jacob Onu, National Coordinator of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race, says plans have been concluded for the flagging off of the 2019 edition of the race by President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 9 in Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC, ICPC stripped of powers to seize assets in corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other allied bodies have been stripped of the powers to seize assets of people being investigated and such powers transferred to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

SERAP urges ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

CCB summons Bayelsa PDP guber candidate over ‘non-declaration of assets’

There is no respite in sight for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, as he has been summoned by the Code of Code Bureau (CCB) over allegations that he refused to declare his assets.
Chatham House

Chatham House: $582bn stolen from Nigeria since 1960

An estimated $582 billion has been stolen from Nigeria since independence in 1960.
In that inquiry, the Gupta brothers -- Ajay, Atul and Rajesh -- are accused of fraudulently profiting from government contracts including energy and transport deals through their close association with Zuma.

US blacklists South Africa’s Gupta family over ‘widespread corruption’

The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday on South Africa's Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, calling them a "significant corruption network" that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

PSC berates PDP for criticising 2020 budget

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC), on Wednesday, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticising the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, saying the opposition party was only venting its frustration and regret of nonperformance in 16 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 1

President Buhari: I’m devoted to Nigeria’s unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the unity of Nigeria. He vowed to devote all his time and energy to promote it for the benefit of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 2

President Buhari: I’ll carry everyone along

President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.”
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.
Senator Matthew Urhoghide

Senator urges President Buhari to sign anti-corruption bill

The fight against corruption by the current administration will be dead in the water if President Muhammadu Buhari continues to stall the assent to the Federal Audit Service Bill, said Matthew Urhoghide, the senator representing Edo South.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila: House of Reps set for agenda, reforms

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has said that the house is set to unveil its legislative agenda and reforms soon.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC to go after perpetrators of social investment fraud

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the resolve of the anti-corruption agency, to ensure transparency and honesty in the implementation of the ideals behind the creation of the National Social Investment Programme, N-SIP in the North-East.

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Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
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Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.