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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 15:04

3rd June, 2013 - AN Ikeja High Court, Lagos, on Monday sentenced a middle-aged man, Olaolu Salau, to 168 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defrauding a Lagos-based businessman, Solomon Ayoola, of N2. 5 million.

 

Trial judge, Adeniyi Onigbanjo, handed the verdict following a plea-bargain arrangement between the convict and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

The judge, while sentencing Salau after he pleaded guilty to an amended 24-count charge preferred against him by the anti-graft agency, ordered that the convict serve seven years’ each to the 24-count at Kirikiri Prison, Lagos.

 

In his judgment, Justice Onigbanjo, who read through the plea bargain agreement filed in line with...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 15:04

3rd June, 2013 - AN Ikeja High Court, Lagos, on Monday sentenced a middle-aged man, Olaolu Salau, to 168 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defrauding a Lagos-based businessman, Solomon Ayoola, of N2. 5 million.

 

Trial judge, Adeniyi Onigbanjo, handed the verdict following a plea-bargain arrangement between the convict and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

The judge, while sentencing Salau after he pleaded guilty to an amended 24-count charge preferred against him by the anti-graft agency, ordered that the convict serve seven years’ each to the 24-count at Kirikiri Prison, Lagos.

 

In his judgment, Justice Onigbanjo, who read through the plea bargain agreement filed in line with...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:40
ACID

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday evening, released the detained former Bayelsa State governor, Timpre Sylva, on administrative bail, after being grilled for several hours.

He was detained for a night.

Spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development to the Nigerian Tribune.

The conditional bail is likely to require the former governor to drop his travel document with the commission.

He was arrested in his Abuja home on Wednesday, in connection with alleged money laundering and misappropriation of public funds while in office.

The commission alleged that he tried to evade arrest by hiding in his home before being eventually fished out by the operatives.

He had been earlier charged to...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:33
ACID

 

Former Nigerian head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has called on West African leaders to unite as one in combating the sophisticated social vices which is currently on the increase.

Addressing a gathering at the 12th GIABA Ministerial Committee Meeting at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, General Yakubu Gowon declared that vital social values such as honesty, integrity and good character had been put into tatters due to the spate at which illicit businesses like money laundering had become the other of the day.

In his view, due to the global nature of economic and financial crimes, he believes...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:57

REPORT ON PROMOTING ETHICAL VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS CONDUCTED FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS AND YOUTHS IN AKWA IBOM STATE.

Objectives of the workshop include:

-To foster networking and good practices in the Education Sector.

-To ensure Integrity and limit un-ethical behaviors within the educational sector.

 

The workshop gathered 100 participants. The workshop included discussions, plenary and experience sharing and practical challenges.

BACKGROUND:

The education sector including the teaching and learning of ethical values and behaviours is regarded today as a strategy for fighting corruption, but in a corrupt environment such as ours education cannot successfully promote ethical values and...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:44
  1. 1.  Training Session on the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 2011. (FOI Thematic Area); November 2012.

This training was aimed at introducing the FOI to participants who are media practitioners and CBOs/CSOs activists so as to promote openness in the public spheres, especially at the LGA where government is closest to the people. 

The facilitator started the session by asking the following questions:

What is FOI?

Who is it meant for?

How many people have seen the document or employed it to seek for information?

Below is a summary of responses from the participants:

The FOI is a document that guarantees access to information by all. It is aimed to promote transparency and...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:39

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday again admitted that corruption was currently pervading the nation’s system.

He however said the reports of the menace were being exaggerated.

 

Jonathan spoke at the presidential power reform transactions signing ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, barely three days after the United States government indicted the Federal Government of massive and widespread corruption.

 

According to the US Department of State’s report, government officials and agencies frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.

This was contained in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which was released on Friday.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:38
Leads Nigeria

Tax is a crucial source of revenue government; it can deepen or reverse poverty and inequality in governance.  Contemporary taxation discourse recognizes the capacity of government to improve the quality of life of its citizens in terms of efficient functional social services.

 

 The foundation of Nigeria’s tax system dates back to the colonial principles of generating revenue to promote a citizen based government, effective service delivery and wealth redistribution.

The resistance to tax policies in Nigeria is becoming difficult with new transparency and accountability elements in non-filing, under-assessment, under-reporting and under-...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:21

As the Federal Government grapples with the menace of insecurity caused by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria, its security apparatus being used to fight it - the Joint Task Force (comprising the Police, Army, Navy and Airforce) are not helping matters.

 

As the JTF teams are posted to designated places around the cities concerned, they turn aggressors of innocent citizens by extorting monies from motorists.  They have made it so common that they brazenly go about it without caring who is watching.  They actually demand for money, sometimes with specific amounts asked for when they flag down motorists.

 

It is important that the military authorities call these officers and men to order so that they concentrate on...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:17
BudgIT

The infographic reveals the Federal Governments revenues from Oil, Tax & other income streams and also Federal Governments Expenditure. Total funds received by the Federal Government was NGN3.36 trillion.

It is key to note that Recurrent Expenditure (salaries, overheads & debts servicing) had overperformed with the actual expenditure exceeding the budget by 2%. capital budget (funds for development projects such as power stations, schools etc) as at September 2012 had a performance of 47% only NGN471.38bn was released. Out of the total released by the finance Ministry, only NGN341.72bn has been utilized by Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Kindly note that Budget Implementation began in April 2012.

 

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 13:49
ACID

Hon Farouk Lawan has been released. He was granted bail in the sum of N10m by an Abuja high court this morning after spending 7 days at Kuje Prison on a bribe allegation of $620,000. He was asked to deposit his travel document. The former Chairman of House of Representative Ad Hoc Committee on fuel subsidy payments, and the secretary of the committee, Boniface Emenalo are being prosecuted by the Federal Government for collecting $620, 000 (about N99 million) as bribe from business man, Femi Otedola, to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies.

 

Their application for bail was unopposed by the...

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 22:39
ACID

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Monday convicted Mr. John Yakubu Yusufu, a former deputy director in the Police Pension Office, for stealing N32.8 billion pension funds.

He is one of the six accused persons facing a 20-count charge of criminal breach of trust slammed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The alleged offence is punishable under sections 97, 115 (ii), 119, 309 and 315 of the Penal Code Act Cap. 532 Laws of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria 2007.

Justice Abubakar Talba fined Yusuf N250,000 for each of the three-count charge. In the alternative, he is to spend two years in jail — a sentence the EFCC considered a slap on the wrist.

Yusufu pleaded guilty to counts 18, 19 and 20 in which he...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 19:45
ACID

The Lagos State House of Assembly, late Thursday, approved the sum of N489. 69 billion as the amount to be spent by the state government during the 2014 fiscal year.

 

The amount is 3.43 per cent lower than the 2013 budget.

 

In the 2014 budget, N234.66billion is for recurrent expenditure while N255.03billion is budgeted for capital expenditure.

The Assembly, presided over by the Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, passed the budget, having considered the outcome of deliberations by its Appropriation Committee headed by Mudashiru Obasa.

 

The committee had read a breakdown of the budget on sectoral basis, with the allocations to some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) reduced, while those of others were increased, based...

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 00:45
ACID

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, on Tuesday defied the raging crisis in the Rivers State House of Assembly and threats from political foes to present the state’s 2014 budget proposal of N485.524 billion to the Assembly at the old auditorium within the Government House, Port Harcourt.

However, the group of six lawmakers, led by Evans Bipi, was absent from the event, which was presided over by the Speaker, Otelemaba Amachree.

Mr. Bipi had been parading himself as the Speaker until last December when he was restrained by the state High Court, Ahoada, which was due to continue hearing on the matter on Monday before its premises was...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 14:29

Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development (NDWPD) on Tuesday, 30th October, 2012 met with Stakeholders at Ughelli, Delta State to chant a new course for Anti-Corruption Internet Data-base in Delta State.

Representatives of the Nigerian Police, The Federal Road Safety Corps, Community Leaders, Road Transport workers and Women Groups Converge for The Anti-Corruption Internet Data Base (ACID) One Day Stakeholders Forum: Enlightenment and Informative Session on the processes for obtaining National passports and Driver’s License in Delta state.

At this meeting NDWPD gave a background information on the ACID project and the commitment made to work on Anti-corruption Advocacy with focus on issues relating to fraudulent drivers Licence and International Passport...

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