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100 Days in Office: How Buhari’s anti-corruption war has gone so far

At Chatham House in London February, Muhammadu Buhari declared that if elected president of Nigeria, he would prioritise the fight against corruption, as well as insecurity and unemployment.


“In the face of dwindling revenues, a good place to start the repositioning ‎of Nigeria’s economy is to swiftly tackle two ills that have ballooned under the present administration : waste and corruption,” Mr. Buhari said.


“And in doing this, I will, if elected, lead the way with the force of personal example.”


Ex-Nigerian governors who may be jailed with their children for corruption

Barring the lack of diligence in the prosecution of cases by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission some former governors and their children will go to jail, PREMIUM TIMES can report.


Jonathan’s minister stole $6bn – Oshiomhole

A minister who served under the former Goodluck Jonathan administration, stole $6billion (more than N1.2 trillion), the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, said Monday.


He said the details were provided last week by United States officials during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit there. Mr. Oshiomhole, who was part of the delegation, did not give the name of the minister.


Nigeria bans 113 vessels from lifting crude oil

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate ban of 113 crude oil vessels from doing business in any of the 27 oil terminals within the length and breadth of the Nigerian territorial waters.


The ban followed a directive contained in a memo dated July 15, 2015 by the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Gbenga Komolafe, to all terminal operators.

Six Strategies to Fight Corruption

Having looked at some of the ways in which corruption damages the social and institutional fabric of a country, we now turn to reform options open to governments to reduce corruption and mitigate its effects.

Technology is helping the fight against corruption.

Technology is helping the fight against corruption - Tony Roberts


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) TRACK Portal and Anti-Corruption Legal Library

As prosecutors and law enforcement agencies strengthen their efforts to combat corruption, a new database is logging government efforts to implement legislation that supports anti-corruption and asset recovery. The UNODC in 2011 launched a web-based anti-corruption portal known as TRACK (Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge).


In Nigeria, Fighting Corruption Should Start with Self!

Will Nigeria ever win the fight against corruption? Most times when the issue of corruption in Nigeria is raised, we are quick to point fingers at our government leaders. “If only our leaders are not so corrupt…,” is a common statement most of us make. The underdeveloped state in the country is blamed on the corrupt politicians- from the federal government to the local government chairman. As a result, the fight against corruption is fashioned as us against them (politicians). They were once us.

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