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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 19:45

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today discharged the conviction handed Bode George a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain earlier jailed for corruption by a Lagos High Court.


The court discharged and acquited Mr. George claiming that prosecutors at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no evidence of Mr. George’s intention to commit fraud at the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) where as chairman of the NPA board he was caught presiding over a contract bazaar the bled the nation of Nigeria.


A panel of judges headed by a controversial judge, John Afolabi Fabiyi JSC, ruled that the charges of “contract splitting” upon which Mr. George was convicted is unknown to law.


The pattern of today’s quashing of George’s...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 19:45

The Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N103.882 billion for the 2014 financial year, with water supply taking the lion share.


The budget, christened ‘Budget of Stability and Growth,’ is to be sourced from statutory allocation, Value Added Tax, VAT, Excess Crude proceed, Internally Generated Revenue, External Grants, MDGs Conditional Grant scheme, reimbursement on federal roads, ecological fund, bond, FAAC augmentation and transfer from prior fiscal year.


Presenting the appropriation bill, the Governor stated that a total of N52,776,226,693.19 representing 51.8 per cent of the proposed budget will be spent on capital projects while N50,106,166,739.81 representing 48.2 per cent is for recurrent...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 19:45

President Goodluck Jonathan and two of his top ministers may be attempting a cover-up on what clearly competes as Nigeria’s biggest fraud ever, involving the illegal diversion, or theft, of over N8 trillion crude oil sales proceeds.

In a frantic and unusual memo to the president on September 25, 2013, Central Bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, detailed how government-owned oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, systematically diverted the huge sum, being sales proceeds between January 2012 and July 2013.
The CBN governor said for all crude oil sales...
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:36
Chatham House have released a report on International Options to Combat the Export of Stolen Oil - Nigeria's Criminal Crude.
This report by Christina Katsouris and Aaron Sayne, published September 2013, analyses the international dimensions of Nigerian crude oil theft and explores what the international community could do about it.
  • Nigerian crude oil is being stolen on an industrial scale. Nigeria lost at least 100,000 barrels of oil per day, around 5% of total output...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 14:36

Global Witness co-founder Charmian Gooch exposes how a global architecture of corruption is woven into the extraction and exploitation of natural resources.


She exposed their shocking findings on $1 billion — oil deal Dan Etete, the former oil minister of Nigeria under President Abacha, a convicted money launderer, was involved with.


Please watch the video:

Here is the TRANSCRIPT:


“When we talk about corruption, there are typical types of individuals that spring to mind.

There’s the former...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 04:12

The Nigeria Football Federation has suspended four teams involved in "scandalous scorelines" after two lower league clubs chasing promotion and needing to boost their goal differences won games 79-0 and 67-0.


In the matches, played at the same time, Plateau United Feeders reportedly scored 72 of their goals in the second half to beat Akurba FC 79-0. Police Machine swept 61 goals past Babayaro FC in the second 45 minutes of their 67-0 game.


The NFF called it "a mind-boggling show of shame" and said players, match officials and the tournament coordinator would be investigated for match-fixing.


The federation's director of competitions said "anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter" would be "severely...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 06:06

Over 50% of respondents in a global corruption survey think graft has worsened in the past two years, while a quarter reported having paid officials a bribe in the past 12 months.


The survey released on Tuesday by Berlin-based non-profit group Transparency International also found that people have least trust in institutions meant to help or protect them, including police, the courts and political parties. Respondents also believed official anti-corruption efforts had deteriorated since the 2008 start of the world financial and economic crisis.


The group’s...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 17:35

Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the merger of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, with Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to form one anti-corruption agency


It also approved the scrapping of Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE; National Poverty Eradication Programme, NAPEP; National Economic Intelligence Committee; Fiscal Responsibility Commission; Utilities Charges Commission and National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC.


The council took the decision at its meeting last Wednesday, while considering the White Paper...

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 17:20

NARRATIVE REPORT of the 2013 Resource Governance Index (RGI)


Supported by


Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)


Facilitated by


Revenue Watch Institute, (RWI) Nigeria Office.




C/o  Zero - Corruption Coalition (ZCC), No 11 Dunukofia Street, Suite C 206, Area 11, Garki...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:17

Professor Aize Obayan, a former Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota has been suspended from her position as director of the Education Commission of the Winners Chapel by the church’s general overseer, Bishop David Oyedepo. Ms. Obayan was suspended for reportedly altering examination results for several students in the department of Mass Communications. Among the students who benefited from the former VC’s grade alteration was Ms. Obayan’s own daughter.


The former VC was accused of perpetrating the academic fraud during her tenure. The former VC’s daughter graduated with a Second Class Upper Division in Mass Communication and is currently doing her National Youth Service Corps service. A source at the university revealed that Ms. Obayan inflated all of her...

Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 14:13


It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Mr. Festus Kenebor.


Mr.  Kenebor was the Executive Director of Afro Centre for Development, Peace & Justice (AFRODEP), and an active member of the Anti-Corruption Internet Database (ACID) project. His commitment and contributions to the project will be greatly missed.


While we mourn the loss of Mr. Kenebor, we also celebrate his life and the valuable contributions he made to the Civil Society and Development sector.


We extend our deepest condolence to his family, friends and all those at...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 15:19

Members of 2012 Batch B National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Nasarawa on Wednesday protested the non-payment of their one year allowances by the state. The corps members, who converged on the Keffi-Abuja road carrying leaves and placards barricaded and obstructed traffic for so many hours.

It took the intervention of the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Mr Hussaini Abubakar, who addressed them to bring the situation under control.


The Commissioner, who ordered that the allowances be paid immediately said he would not leave the scene until the last person was paid.

 “The payment of their allowances will commence immediately even if it will take us to 1:00pm.

 “I will not move an inch from here, not to talk of...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 15:07

Banks in Nigeria are not talking about fraud they persistently suffer, especially because of the sensitivity and response to such exposure. Enquiries reveal that banks are still suffering from incidents of high-level fraud, either due to betrayal by some bank workers themselves or scamming activities by fraudsters.

Industry watchers and bank officials say incidents of bank fraud are hugely under reported and due to lack of statistics, solutions cannot really be proffered to address such occurrences. "Banks do not report fraud because of its sensitive nature. Banks are continually suffering from fraud incidents, but they are scared to talk about it because they do not want their customers to panic", a banker at Standard Chartered Bank said at the Card, ATM and Mobile Expo 2011...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 13:22

This e-learning tool is a joint product of the UN Global Compact and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. It uses six interactive learning modules to further
the audience's understanding of the UN Global Compact's 10th principle against corruption and the UN Convention against Corruption as it applies to the private sector. The tool is targeted at everyone who acts on behalf of a company. Each module only lasts about five minutes, providing a quick and effective way of learning. And it is fun too! FIND...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:58

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), bring before the court Mr. Abdullahi Ishaq, former Detective Inspector of the Commission before Justice Salisu Garba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on professional misconduct, corrupt practices and false declaration of assets. This incident took place on monday 3rd of June 2013.


According to a statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, “The accused being attached to the office of the Head of Operations, Abuja, is alleged to have used his position as the Detective Inspector to fraudulently receive a Toyota Camry car as gratification from Dr Shuabu Teidi, a former Director of Pension Accounts, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the...

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