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Transparency: Police, parliament, judiciary top list of ‘corrupt institutions’ in Nigeria

The police, parliament and judiciary top the list of the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria, according to a survey by Transparency International released, yesterday.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar tackles federal government over ‘unsustainable’ borrowing

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Federal Government to halt the nation’s descent into another era of unsustainable domestic and foreign borrowings which he said has become the hallmark of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s Omar Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced on Saturday.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

General Jemibewon, Colonel Bamigboye warn against attacks on ex-President Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comment

A former military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (retd), and a former governor of the defunct Western State, Maj.-Gen. David Jemibewon, (retd) have said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should not be castigated or lambasted for his comment on ‘Fulanisation’ and ‘Islamisation’ of Nigeria.
EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

EFCC chief blames corruption for cause of poverty, insecurity in Nigeria

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed mass poverty and insecurity in Nigeria on corruption.

SERAP writes President Buhari, state governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Nigeria requesting them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019.”
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

A former Nigeria education minister Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has been announced as Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held this March in Durban, South Africa.

EU, TI launch anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria, others

In a bid to tighten the noose on money laundering and illicit financial flows, the European Union (EU) and Transparency International (TI), in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Thursday, in Abuja, launched the anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general.

FIFA urged to consider human rights in 2022 World Cup expansion plan

A coalition of human rights groups, football fans, players and trade unions has urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to confirm that any country chosen to share World Cup 2022 games with Qatar will meet world football's new ethical standards.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Oba Gbadebo advises ex-President Obasanjo to stop attacking President Buhari, take rest at 82

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

CISLAC: National Assembly must investigate INEC’s elections postponement

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the National Assembly to urgently reconvene and investigate the sudden postponement of general elections by the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) few hours to the presidential elections and National Assembly elections.

Transparency International expresses fears over militarisation of 2019 elections

Transparency International on Wednesday raised fears over the militarisation of the 2019 general elections by the Federal Government.

Ex-President Jonathan: Bayelsans should die working for Atiku Abubakar

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that people from Bayelsa state, should die working for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Election: CISLAC wants CCTV cameras in polling units, collation centres

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre has urged Independent National Electoral Commission to explore possibilities of installing Closed-Circuit Television Cameras in polling units and collation centres during the forthcoming election.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa, home of world’s most corrupt governments

The nations of sub-Saharan Africa are still perceived on average to have the world’s most corrupt governments, according to the latest index published by Transparency International (TI).
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria improves in Transparency International anti-corruption ranking

Nigeria moved to 144th from 148th in Transparency International latest corruption perception index worldwide, that also saw the United States dropping four notches out of the top 20 countries in the world.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – Two years into President Donald Trump’s administration, a majority of Americans have lost confidence in the brash real estate magnate’s performance on everything from the economy to foreign policy, a poll showed on January 28, 2019. The ABC News/Washington Post poll was published after Trump suffered a major setback in his signature push for more wall along the US-Mexican border. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Transparency: Corruption seen rising in Donald Trump’s United States

The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America’s system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump’s watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

Nigeria moves up on Transparency International’s corruption perception index

Nigeria has moved up four places in the Transparency International corruption perception index (CPI) for 2018, according to the latest report unveiled on Tuesday morning.

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