Buhari restates commitment to fight against corruption, insurgency

Buhari restates commitment to fight against corruption, insurgency President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Kano reaffirmed the commitment of his administration towards the fight against insurgency in the country. Buhari, who made the remark when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, said the Federal Government was also committed to the fight against corruption. NAN reports that Buhari was on a two-day official visit to Kano state. According to him, Kano was the commercial hub of the northern Nigeria, adding that commercial activities…

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Democracy hindered me from dealing with corrupt Nigerians – Buhari

Democracy hindering me from dealing with corrupt Nigerians – Buhari The President said that he arrested and jailed many corrupt people when he was a military dictator. President Buhari has said that the democratic setting does not give him the free hand to deal with corrupt Nigerians. According to Vanguard, the President said that he arrested and jailed many corrupt people when he was a military dictator. Buhari also said that when it comes to the fight against corruption, Nigerians cannot be satisfied. The President said this in in Abidjan,…

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‘How corruption keeps Nigerians in darkness’

‘How corruption keeps Nigerians in darkness’ Corruption in Nigeria: In May 2015, a Lagos-based lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, dragged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to court, seeking an order baring the commission from increasing electricity tariff until every household in the country enjoys at least 18 hours of uninterrupted power supply on a daily basis. The lawyer, in his suit, complained bitterly about the alleged fleecing of electricity consumers in the country, by electricity distribution companies which refused to issue meters to the consumers but preferred to issue estimated and usually…

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Corruption: Lagos Commissioner of Police remove anti-kidnapping boss over bribe

The Acting Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the alleged corrupt practices preferred against the Officer in-Charge (O/C) of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of the command, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Adejobi Akinade. It would be recalled that a group, Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NORPIN) had in a petition to the new Commissioner of Police, on September 1, 2017, accused CSP Adejobi of unlawful detention, demand of N70,000 bribe for bail and sexual molestation in a case of…

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EFCC recovers N409b, $69m in 8 months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, between January and August 2017 recovered about N409 billion and secured 137 convictions nationwide, the acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu said today. He spoke at an interactive meeting with media executives that held in Abuja. “Between January and August 30, 2017, the EFCC recovered N409,270,706,686.75; $69,501,156.67; 231,118.69 Pounds; 610,816.20 Euros; Dirham 443,400.00 and 70,500.00 Saudi Riyal,” he said. “Over a month ago, the Commission recovered over N329billion from a group of oil marketers for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.” The session, which provided media…

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