Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 Released, Nigeria 143rd out of 183 Countries

Written on December 1st, 2011 by
Categories: Official Fraud Watch - Towards Fraud-Free Governance in Nigeria

Transparency International, a "global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption", founded in 1993  (source), has published its Corruption Perceptions Index.  About this index: The 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that public frustration is well founded. No region...
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EFCC boss says courts are thwarting prosecution of ex-governors

Written on February 22nd, 2009 by
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The courts have been accused of frustrating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) efforts to prosecute former governors alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices while in office. Speaking with journalists at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, chairman of t...
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Corruption, bane of sports development in Nigeria — Williams

Written on October 18th, 2008 by
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Last year the Federal Government set up a Presidential Advisory Committee on Sports to fashion out ways to move sports forward. The committee headed by General Ishola Williams (rtd.) submitted its report to President Umar Musa Yar’Adua who in turn passed it on to the Sports Minister and Chairman N...
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Nigeria ex-governor denied bail in corruption case

Written on December 18th, 2007 by
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By Camillus Eboh KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian court refused bail on Monday to James Ibori, a former oil state governor who is accused of looting more than $80 million of public funds and trying to bribe police to stop investigating him. Ibori's case is regarded as a test of President Uma...
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PDP rigged most but no party can boast of clean hands

Written on July 19th, 2007 by
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... The truth is that all the parties rigged where they could but the PDP, being the ruling party at the centre, had more powers and better opportunities for robbing people of their mandate essentially through its control of the result declaration from an openly partisan Electoral Commission. In spi...
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Nigeria arraigns former governor

Written on July 18th, 2007 by
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Abuja - Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday called Chimaroke Nnamani, two-term governor of Enugu State in the country's south-east, before a Lagos court on corruption charges. The agency alleged that the former governor laundered $2,28-million,...
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SSS Arrest Ezeazu; Police Deploy against May Day rallies

Written on May 1st, 2007 by
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PROTEST: Nigeria's opposition to join May Day rallies to protest against recent polls despite police warnings.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/default.stm...
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'Outrage' at World Bank Over Colleague's Generous Salary

Written on April 9th, 2007 by
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The World Bank rank and file were most upset by our recent column noting that Shaha Riza, linked romantically with bank President Paul Wolfowitz, got some curiously hefty raises upon being detailed to work at the State Department -- but remaining on the bank's payroll.Read More:http://www.washington...
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Nubu Ribadu Talks to NPR April 4, 2007

Written on April 4th, 2007 by
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NPR INTERVIEW: Morning Edition, April 4, 2007 · As Nigeria prepares for presidential elections, a leading candidate remains under investigation for embezzlement. Nigeria's chief anti-corruption official, Nuhu Ribadu, is in Washington to discuss his reform agenda. He speaks with Steve Inskeep...
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