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Nigeria’s anti-graft agency EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Gov Yari over illegal financial dealings

by on April 21, 2021 0
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari over alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds. Yari, who was arrested on Tuesday by operatives of the anti-graft commission, was taken to the Sokoto office of the commission where he was detained after being drilled... Read More

EFCC boss, Bawa seeks senate backing for anti-graft fight

by on April 14, 2021 0
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday held his first interactive session with the Senate Committee on anti-corruption. The chairman of the committee, Suleiman Abdu Kwari, assured Bawa it would support operations of the commission, especially in the area of the fight against corruption. READ ALSO: Nigeria to raise... Read More

ICPC arrests ex-JAMB Registrar over alleged N900 mln fraud

by on March 17, 2021 0
A former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dibu Ojerinde has been arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. Ojerinde was alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council.... Read More

UN High-Level Panel wants returned stolen assets invested on poverty alleviation, climate change projects

by on February 26, 2021 0
A United Nations High-Level Panel has urged governments globally to redirect the trillions of dollars recovered from curbing tax abuse, corruption and money-laundering to financing critical action on the climate crisis, COVID-19 recovery and extreme poverty. United Nations High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel)... Read More

EFCC canvasses creation of special courts to fast track corruption cases

by on November 11, 2020 0
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has canvassed the establishment of special anti-corruption courts to speed up trials of corruption cases and justice dispensation. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mohammed Umar said on Wednesday while defending the 2021 budget estimate and presentation of the performance of the 2020 budget... Read More

African leaders asked to remove immunity clauses from status to tame corruption

by on November 7, 2020 0
African leaders have been urged to institutionalised zero tolerance policies on corrpution in the governance structures and tightening the noose on corruption in the continent. The African Anti-Corruption Dialogue, made the recommendations after a meeting convened by the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption. The group said the governments in the continent should also... Read More

Nigeria seeks new law to clamp down on corruption, illicit funds

by on October 14, 2020 0
President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the approval of the National Assembly for more powers for the government anti-graft campaign with the establishment of a new agency to freeze and seize stolen public funds and assets. In a letter to the parliament read by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the president... Read More