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Unraveling execution trap as challenge to Nigeria’s economic recovery

The economic problems have also been compounded by rising security concerns having to do with the Boko Haram insurgency that has refused to go away in spite of concerted responses from the Nigerian government.

CSO wants lawyers to be active in anti-corruption fight

The `Say No Campaign’, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has urged lawyers not to be lukewarm in the fight against corruption.

Tens of thousands protest against corruption in Romania

Tens of thousands of people rallied against anti-corruption legislation in Romania's capital Bucharest, braving heavy snow, as well as a large police presence.

President Buhari’s achievements has surpassed 16 years of PDP rule – Adebayo Shittu

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has declared that the achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in the last two and half years have surpassed the achievements of former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in sixteen years.

NOA, CSOs seek citizens’ input in governance

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have advocated the need for Nigeria to ensure good governance, strong anti-corruption crusade and free, fair and credible elections as solutions to the problems facing the country.

Court rejects AGF Abubakar Malami’s bid to halt Senate probe over Abdulrsheed Maina

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, declined to grant an order of interim injunction restraining the National Assembly from probing the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) over the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, into the Federal Civil Service.

Federal govt asks court to stop Senate probe of Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement

The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to stop the senate from probing the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.

Federal govt set to finalise process for return of $321m looted money – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday says that federal government is concluding plans, latest by December, with the Switzerland Government for the repatriation of $321 million looted from Nigeria.

Anti-corruption: Jail corrupt people in your govt first – Governor Fayose tells President Buhari

President Buhari had said yesterday, in Abuja during the presentation of the book, “Making Steady Sustainable Progress” that any public official caught will go to jail.

ICPC seeks National Assembly approval to retain percentage of recovered loots

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has formally asked the National Assembly for powers to retain a part of loots recovered by it.

2019: Group calls on ex-Governor Sule Lamido to salvage Nigeria

The National Coordinator, Save Nigeria Crusade, Usman Yusuf Saminu, has thrown his weight behind the ambition of former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, to contest for President in 2019.

EFCC and the case of the ‘crazy’ informant

You knew something had to be amiss when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was quoted as saying although the whistle-blower who alerted them to the stash of money in the Ikoyi apartment is now a millionaire, the anti-graft body will still watch him to make sure he makes good use of the money.

How whistle-blowing helped my tenure at EFCC – Nuhu Ribadu

The deployment of whistle-blowing policy resulted in a successful prosecution of some of the biggest corruption cases between 2003 and 2007, a former head of anti-graft EFCC has said.

Second term for Buhari will strengthen Nigeria – Governor Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has reiterated the determination of the people of the state and Nigerians in general to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari continues at the Presidency beyond 2019.

Service providers take 70 percent of immigration revenue – Senate

The senate committee on interior says service providers take away 70 percent of the revenue generated by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

NBA pledges support to justice sector reforms

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has pledged its support to efforts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, in reforming the justice sector and fighting corruption.

Tanzanian newspaper shut down for a second time in three months

Tanzania’s government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence.

Why Nigeria needs Sagay in fight against corruption

When President Muhammadu Buhari, renowned for his integrity and anti-corruption stance, appointed a professor of law and civil rights activist, Itse Sagay, in August 2015, as head of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, close friends described it as one appointment whose time had come.

President Buhari signs anti-corruption agreements

President Muhammed Buhari on Thursday signed some agreements bordering on Anti-Corruption, Tax Admin, and Intellectual Property Protection.

Buhari’s return: Supporters stage solidarity rally in Enugu

Members of the Buhari Support Organization (BSO), Enugu State Chapter, on Monday staged a solidarity rally to herald the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after his medical treatment in London.

Corrupt, greedy elements ganging up against Buhari – Presidency

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says “corrupt, greedy and selfish” elements are ganging up against the president.

Why Nigeria has not adopted Bitcoin technology – CBN

Specifically, he said that the issue was not something the authorities would want to rush to take a decision on given that the technology is still relatively new.

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