The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has formally instituted criminal charges against former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, for laundering close to N5 billion of funds belonging to Bayelsa state.
The charges filed by EFCC prosecuting attorney Festus Keyamo accused Mr. Sylva of money laundering, conversion and obtaining by false pretense. Continue
Mr. Sylva has just ended a grueling political battle with president Goodluck Jonathan regarding his candidacy…
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ABUJA — An Abuja High Court, yesterday, gave the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, the nod to arraign former Inspector General of Police, Mr Sunday Ehindero, over allegation that he misappropriated about N558 million belonging to the Nigerian Police Force.
Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi ordered Ehindero to appear for trial alongside a former Police Commissioner in-charge of Budget, Mr John Obaniyi, on June 28.
The duo will be answering to a… Continue
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A major disagreement ensued between two major cabinet members in the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, on Thursday, as the two key ministers gave conflicting information on what would be the fate of oil marketers indicted in the probe of fuel subsidy regime by the House of Representatives. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, in a statement, declared that the culprits would not be prosecuted by the government based on the report of… Continue
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Fuel subsidy corruption cost $6.8 billion in 3 years
* Report recommends petrol price regulator be indicted
* Marketers collected fuel subsidy but never delivered
By Camillus Eboh
ABUJA, April 25 (Reuters) - Nigeria's lower house of parliament approved a report on Wednesday recommending senior officials be prosecuted for their part in the corrupt fuel subsidy scheme that lawmakers said cost the country $6.8 billion over three years.
The probe was prompted… Continue
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A fine mess another of our top leaders has put us in. Is it the case that our so-called leaders have no sense of shame? Have they lost the sense of humiliation? Do they not know what it means to carry one’s head high, and have they lost the sense of decency, and any sense of pride in one’s self and in one’s office? Or has corruption blinded us so much that we cannot see beyond our noses, and numbed us of all our good senses? Perhaps these leaders do not realise (may be they do but do not… Continue
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REPORT IT, IT DESTROYS!
AFRITAL 4 WEEKS RADIO ANTI-CORRUPTION SHOW REACHES 1000 YOUTHS.
During the last forum in Nairobi, Kenya the role of Media was stated clearly and its impact.
On returning I have been working strongly on a strategy to be able to reach more young people with the message of transparency and accountability.
I was able to raise funds from… Continue
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* Fuel subsidy report unveiled $6.8 billion scam * President Jonathan under pressure to arrest culprits * Gov't says must follow due process ABUJA, May 4 (Reuters) - Nigeria's justice ministry said on Friday it would prosecute anyone found guilty of being involved in a $6.8 billion fuel subsidy corruption scheme but urged the public to be patient and allow time for a full investigation. Civil society groups and trade unions have demanded arrests following a parliamentary report exposing one… Continue
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THIS IS TO INFORM U OF AN URGENT OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE , THE ROSWELL OBED FOUNDATION IN NIGERIA SENT OUT CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR PROPOSALS ON PROJECTS ON THE MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT OF YOUTH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
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Students’ Tax Advocacy Initiative (STAI) is seeking applications from suitable Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) for the above mentioned services.
The primary goal of the project is to educate students between the ages of 7 and 25 (cutting across the 3 cadres of educational institutions i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary) on taxation, the linkages it shares with civic responsibility and its importance to national development.
The project… Continue
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THE ANTI CORRUPTION LAW AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
Joseph U. Anwana
Man cannot be made good by an ordinary act of the parliament. - George Bernard Shaw The above statement… Continue
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Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested one of the country's leading politicians on suspicion of defrauding the country, an official said.
Officers arrested outgoing speaker of the house of representatives, Dimeji Bankole, at his home in Abuja on Sunday, after he resisted arrest for more than four hours, said Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the economic…
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Announcement of Essay Competition: Why the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa is important to youth
In October 2010, the African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) was officially launched in Nairobi, Kenya. The decade is a critical moment for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality on the continent. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights coalition (SOAWR), a coalition of 37 organizations based throughout the continent, is committed to ensuring that African… Continue
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CODESRIA 2011 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing
Call for Applications
OBJECTIVES: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research
in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its Small Grants Programme
for Thesis Writing for the year 2011. The grants serve as part of the
Council's contribution to the development of the social sciences in
Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research
capacities in African… Continue
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Ogaga E. Maxwell of GYACN Nigeria collaborated and served as the lead facilitator in a good governance and democracy-training workshop in Aba, State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
The project Democracy Series: Participation-Learning and Active Youths (DESPLAY).DESPLAY is knowledge based and an activity oriented youth program that brings together youths from different African countries to deepen their democracy knowledge and foster active youth participation… Continue
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The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany. Continue
Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market…
Added by Ogaga E. Maxwell on February 5, 2011 at 12:36pm —
WORLD ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY NIGERIA YOUTH ONLINE FORUM
November 29th – December 4th 2010.
Topic of Discussion:
DAY 1: Recent Transparency International ranking on corruption shows that Nigeria has become more corrupt. What is your response to this new ranking?
DAY 2: How do you rate anti-corruption policies and agencies… Continue
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As part of our grassroots effort to combat corruption, AFRITAL held a one month project tagged P.E.A.C.E (Peace Education, Arts and Cultural Education), this project was aimed at building the capacity of
secondary school children in the area of peace building, arts and culture.
With the knowledge of the Brussels forum, we integrated Anti-Corruption Module into this… Continue
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The participants in the third World Policy Conference (WPC) called, on Saturday in Marrakech, for a "visible and transparent" global governance in order to find pragmatic Continue
and practical solutions to the issues challenging today's world.Speaking at the first…
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UN Secretary General… Continue
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