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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 07:22

Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, on Tuesday resigned from office amid controversies and allegations of conflict of interest in the privatisation process.
Besides being at loggerheads with Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s workers on sundry issues, he was said to have interests in two firms that submitted bids for the Afam Power Plc and the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 11:08

As the Jonathan Administration continues to dilly-dally in taking decisive action over the revelations of fraud in the payments for oil subsidy, the British Government has said that it is keenly watching. In this interview with EZRA IJIOMA, the acting High Commissioner of the British High Commission, Giles Lever, says action on the oil subsidy probe report will define the credibility of the nation’s anti-corruption fight. He also speaks on Nigeria/UK relations.

What is the thrust of Nigeria/United Kingdom relations?

It is a very strong relationship. It is not easy to sum up into a single sentence because we have so...

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 00:00

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has announced plans to embark on a system review of tertiary institutions in the country. The decision was reached at a meeting between the leadership of ICPC and the National Universities Commission (NUC). The review according to the commission is in line with Section 6 of the ICPC Act. Acting chairman of the ICPC, Mr. Nta Ekpo said the review is aimed at identifying and correcting corruption-prone processes in the nation’s tertiary institutions ...

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 00:00

Lafia — Former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) at the weekend recalled his days as head of state, when things worked in the oil sector and how successive regimes destroyed all that.

General Buhari, who was in Lafia to attend a marriage of former Works Minister, Dr. Hassan Lawal, a chieftain of the CPC, told newsmen that he was disappointed that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has no interest in prosecuting companies indicted in the oil subsidy funds theft by the House of Representatives.

He said what the country is witnessing is part of the foundation laid by successive regimes after his one-year administration in the 80s, saying things changed for the bad after he was ousted from power...

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 00:00

Some clergymen on Sunday in Lagos advised the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Mukhtar, to address corruption in the judiciary and ensure quick justice delivery.

Monsignor Gabriel Osu, spokesman, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, noted that the judiciary was the last hope of the common man and urged the CJN to ensure dispensation of justice without fear or favour.

Osu,who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), noted that corruption was high in the country.

"The problem with the judiciary is that it is a disjointed house, when the Court of Appeal is going left; the Supreme Court will be going right.

"She should make sure that justice is done and never delayed and that cases are attended to as and when due. I believe if she...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 10:48

The president made this request at the State House, Abuja after swearing-in Justice Mukhtar as the first female and 13th indigenous CJN.

He said that the security challenges in some parts of the country called for concerted actions by the three arms of government.

Mr Jonathan also advised the new Justice Mukhtar to designate judicial officers with wealth of ...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 00:00

Poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist, Niyi Osundare on Monday said that corruption is the fastest growing industry in Nigeria.
The erudite scholar disclosed this while delivering a lecture organised by the Save Nigeria Group titled: Why we no longer blush in Lagos.
“If Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria,” Mr Osundare said.

“Why is it that Nigerians no longer blush? How did we come to lose our sense of shame after losing our sense of propriety and proportion? How did we come to develop a skin that is so thick that no arrows of degradation, no needles of dehumanisation are ever sharp and violent enough to penetrate our body and rouse our senses? How did our nerves slide into their present state of stupor? How did we plunge...

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 00:00

United States Ambassador to Nigeria Terence McCulley yesterday said Nigeria will become more attractive to both domestic and foreign investors by improving security, the rule of law, respecting the sanctity of contracts, ensuring transparency and accountability and curbing corruption. McCulley, in an address on America’s Independence Day in Abuja, said America plans to improve trade relations with Nigeria. He said Nigerians deserve effective and accountable security forces to counter violent extremism as well as a coordinated campaign to deliver economic development. McCulley said: “Our first president, George Washington, said: ‘A people who are possessed of the...

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 10:40

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney in a 2009 file photo. Nigeria's police plan to file charges against Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving a former unit of oil services firm Halliburton. Cheney once headed the firm.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday they planned to file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving a former unit of oil services firm Halliburton.


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