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One Dollar now going for 523 Naira at Black Market

The naira has slumped further to 523/$ at the black market after trading was closed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, July 28. The slump comes a day after the Central Bank of Nigeria stopped the allocation of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change operators in the country. After the Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday, the Governor, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, had accused the BDCs of abusing the privilege given to them and sabotaging efforts to ensure naira stability in the country. He said, “The facts abound that BDCs have turned themselves into agents that facilitate graft and corrupt activities of people who seek illicit fund flow and money laundering in Nigeria and we will go after all of them.“Throughout this meeting of the MPC, we extensively debated this matter...
Insecurity: Osun Monarch Calls for Death Penalty for Kidnappers
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Insecurity: Osun Monarch Calls for Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi has suggested death penalty for those arrested for kidnapping and other crimes in the country. Speaking at a farmer-herder summit held in Iwo Local Government of Osun State on Tuesday May 18, the Osun monarch also charged herders in his local government to work hand in hand with him to ensure that criminals perpetrating abductions and killings in Iwo get arrested. Akanbi said; There must be the death penalty for kidnappers and no Human Rights advocate should kick against that. Government must begin to kill corrupt people irrespective of their ethnicity, be it Fulani Hausa, Yoruba or any tribe. “If the security forces cannot enforce the law, then there would be anarchy, ritualists, corrupt people, kidnappers should be killed henceforth. “I ...
I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says
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I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says

Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District, has said he became poorer after spending eight years as governor of Imo state. Okorocha said this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, May 16. According to the former governor, people seem to have forgotten so easily that he was a successful person before becoming governor in 2011. Okorocha also dared anyone to come forth with evidence that he is corrupt and mismanaged Imo State funds while in office. “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely. If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer t...
President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud
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President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud

President Buhari has said the  Gimba Yau Kumo, declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over an alleged $65 million fraud is no longer his son-in-law. LIB on Friday reported that the ICPC had begun a manhunt for Kumo over alleged fraud while he was the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). A statement released last night by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the latest move by the ICPC to declare Kumo wanted, notwithstanding his connections, has shown the seriousness of the Buhari administration to fight corrupt practices in the country. The statement in part reads “A running story to the effect that the ICPC has declared ‘an in-law of the President’ wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money,...
I Will Resign if Asked to do Anything Against my Conscience – EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa
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I Will Resign if Asked to do Anything Against my Conscience – EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has said that he will resign if he is asked to do anything against his conscience. The 40-year-old EFCC Chairman who said this in an interview on NTA, said he will be guided by the law in all his actions. Bawa also urged Nigerians to stop glorifying corruption and corrupt people in the society. He said in the interview; “We need to change our attitudes in Nigeria. We are in the habit of worshipping people that have money in the society, but never bother to ask questions about their source of income. “In winning the fight against corruption, we are engaging all stakeholders including religious leaders, community leaders and others. “We are going to embark on massive public enlightenment to se...
I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike
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I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi became Governor of Rivers state through his help. Wike who served as Chief of Staff during Amaechi's tenure, made the disclosure during an interview with BBC pidgin on Friday March 19. The Rivers state Governor stated in the interview that he wonders how someone he made Governor will turn around to call him an employee. He said; “Amaechi and I were in the same party, and in politics, everybody has his own ambition. He had his ambition to be governor, and at the time, I didn’t. So, we fought and supported him to be governor. “Now he’s in APC, and you don’t expect me as a PDP person to support what he does. “I was the one God used to make Amaechi governor. I will even give you a tape from what he said i...
FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election
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FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election

World football governing body, FIFA, has rejected a request seeking an investigation of  Nigeria Footbal Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick ahead of the FIFA Council elections. Pinnick has been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee to contest for a seat in the Fifa Council at the 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of Caf, scheduled for March 12 in Morocco. Former President of National Association of Nigerian Footballers, Harrison Jalla, wrote a petition to Fifa, alleging Pinnick lacks integrity, is corrupt and should not contest for a position on the Fifa council. Fifa has now responded, explaining the body is not obliged to open an investigation into Pinnick as requested by Harrison Jalla, and if they will, it bould be at their discretion. “We acknowledge receipt of your correspond...
‘The Grammys Remain Corrupt’ – The Weeknd responds to 2021 Grammys snub
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‘The Grammys Remain Corrupt’ – The Weeknd responds to 2021 Grammys snub

The Weeknd has reacted after not receiving any nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards which were announced on Tuesday afternoon, November 24th. The Canadian singer, 30, leveled an accusation of corruption against the Recording Academy after he was snubbed for the 2021 Grammy Awards. “The Grammys remain corrupt,” he wrote on social media. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”   The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency... — The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020   A source close to the situation alleges that the Grammys and The Weeknd’s team were at odds over him playing at the January 31 Grammy ceremony and the Super Bowl halftime show, which occurs a week later. “There were many conversations between...
‘If you be Cultist and your Motive na to Attack Another Person like you, u be Fool’ – Vector
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‘If you be Cultist and your Motive na to Attack Another Person like you, u be Fool’ – Vector

Nigerian rapper, Vector Tha Viper has bashed cultists whose motive is to attack another person, reminding them that their pledge was to fight against corrupt men who have influenced authority to their will. In a tweet shared earlier today, Vector whose real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun called the cultists forgetting that they pledged themselves to fighting against corrupt men who have influenced authority to their will, fools. He wrote; f#ck all the people praising polithiefians. F#ck all the people campaigning for them. If your father / mother is a thief and you are aware, f#ck you too. Greed will ruin you. I do not need security to move around people. You do for a reason. God bless the soldiers. If you be cultist and your orientation na to kill another man just because him...
I Still Insists Coronavirus is Caused by Corruption- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu
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I Still Insists Coronavirus is Caused by Corruption- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is still insisting that Coronavirus is caused by Corruption. Last week, the EFCC boss trended after he was caught on camera making the claim. After the video went viral, the media team of his agency came out to deny he ever said that, arguing that his statement was misconstrued. Well, held a press briefing where he insisted that Cornona virus is caused by corruption. In his words The corruption viruses was a creation by a corrupt mind. Somebody actually created corruption viruses, i mean Coronaviruses. Somebody actually sat down in the lab and came up with the creation of the coronaviruses with the view to infect and destroy other people. Who else can be more corrupt than that. It is created by...
Trump Boosts Pic of his Face-tan line, Slams Democrats in Twitter Spree
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Trump Boosts Pic of his Face-tan line, Slams Democrats in Twitter Spree

President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tear Saturday — retweeting an embarrassing picture of himself and ridiculing the Democratic Party for its troubles in the Iowa caucus and his impeachment acquittal. “This was photoshopped, obviously,” Trump wrote over a photo that revealed the obvious limits of his fake facial tan. Several versions of the snap had been making the rounds on social media. “The wind was strong and the hair looks good?” he continued. “Anything to demean!” Earlier, the president needled the Democrats with a quote from Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who told Fox News on Friday that “This has been, in my whole career, one of the worst weeks ever.” “She could have had a much better week if Crazy Nancy, who is the most overrated person in politics (going to l...
Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama
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Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama

Trump's legal legal team on Monday night opened up an all-out attack on Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice president Joe Biden and Barack Obama on the second day of its defense of the president. The defense team unleashed White House advisor Pam Bondi to accuse Hunter of cashing in on his powerful father as vice president to take on the role of a board member in a corrupt Ukrainian oil firm, even though Hunter had no previous knowledge or experience in the oil sector. Trump is being tried in the senate over allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of congress after he allegedly withdrew military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival - Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president Zelensky. Trump in releasing the tr...
Nigerian Lady Accuses  Lauretta Onochie of Issuing Death Threats to Her
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Nigerian Lady Accuses Lauretta Onochie of Issuing Death Threats to Her

A Nigerian lady has accused President Buhari's media aide, Lauretta Onochie of issuing death threats to her following a heated exchange that ensued in a tweet about Nigeria being ranked 146 in a list of 180 corrupt countries in Transparency International's recent report. @TachaOfficial who shared a screenshot of Lauretta Onochie allegedly insulting her in a DM exchange, stated that the presidential spokesperson can't take what she dishes out as she recalled how she (Lauretta) once described former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili as "angry birds". See her tweets below;  
Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index
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Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index

Nigeria has been ranked at 146 out of the 180 countries considered on the annual corruption index published by Transparency International. The report released on Thursday shows that Nigeria dropped two places from its previous position to become the 146th most corrupt country out of 180. According to the report released by Transparency International, "the index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. "It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43." Nigeria scored 27 out of 100 points in this year's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which is way be...
EFCC Will Not Shield Any High Profile Corrupt Individual – Ibrahim Magu
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EFCC Will Not Shield Any High Profile Corrupt Individual – Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday breezed into the Ilorin Zonal office of the commission declaring that no high profile individuals involved in corrupt allegations would be shielded from prosecution. “All of them would be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.” Magu who arrived the zonal office at about 11.20am said ” I am here to see how my men are doing and to also see areas of improvement in the bid to ensure efficiency in the system.” He asserted that the campaign against corruption had just started noting that “more looters will be repatriated back to the country for prosecution.” Magu explained that the establishment of the Ilorin Zonal office of the agency became pertinent, due to the status of the stat...
I joined Politics Because I’m Not Corrupt – Buhari
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I joined Politics Because I’m Not Corrupt – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he decided to become to join partisan politics after release from prison. Speaking when he received the youths leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who came from across the country to pay him a visit in Abuja, Buhari said he took interest in politics after a clean bill on his integrity by those who detained him after the 1985 military coup and who thoroughly checked his record as governor of the North East, Minister of Petroleum and Head of State and found nothing incriminating. “After I was released and nothing was found on me I took interest in politics. This is what pushed me into partisan politics; to serve with integrity. So I decided to try leadership as a civilian, after taking off the military uniform,’’ he added. S...
Corrupt People Treated NDDC As Their ATM – Akpabio
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Corrupt People Treated NDDC As Their ATM – Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was treated like an automated teller machine (ATM) by corrupt people. Akpabio spoke in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019 . The president said the directive had become imperative in view of the persistent criticisms of the operations of the commission. Akpabio lamented that the commission has become known for abandoned projects, adding that political interference has also not allowed the commission to work as it ought to. “We have also had a lot of political interference, people have not allowed NDDC to work as it ought to, people coming with ideas...
All African countries are corrupt – Osinbajo
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All African countries are corrupt – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that all African countries are corrupt and only few countries in the world can boast of not being corrupt. Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Rule of Law, Office of the Vice President, Fatima Waziri-Azi at the launch of the FLAG’IT App said that corruption and illicit financial flows out of Africa has led to poverty and lack of development witnessed across the continent. “The 2019 Global Corruption Barometer on African citizens’ views and experiences of corruption highlights that while most of the people surveyed in 35 countries felt that corruption had increased in their country, a majority equally felt that they, as citizens, could make a difference in the fight against corruption. “Only a few coun...
Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande
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Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande

The former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said politicians with no other sources of livelihood may end up getting involved in corrupt acts in public office. Akande, who spoke in Yoruba at the lecture organised to mark 94th birthday of Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, held in Osogbo, said many old-generation politicians had been successful in their careers before venturing into politics. The APC chieftain noted that, before Fasanmi was elected as a senator, he had excelled as a pharmacist, adding that present-day politicians with no other source of income would be tempted to engage in graft. “If you are not established in your profession and you get into politics, you will never do anything that is right. “...
#betterchallange: Falz Takes Shots At Corrupt Nigerian Youths And Leaders
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#betterchallange: Falz Takes Shots At Corrupt Nigerian Youths And Leaders

Nigerian rapper, Falz The Bahd Guy has joined in the Tekno‘s #BetterChallange making rounds on the social media. On his cover, Falz devises the means to address the contemporary issues of corruption and cyber crimes that Nigerians have gone to explore in diaspora. Falz’s bone of contention on this song is obviously on the image of the country that’s been painted to the world.
Many Corrupt Nigerian Leaders Started With Exam Fraud – JAMB
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Many Corrupt Nigerian Leaders Started With Exam Fraud – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it is determined to sanitize the examination sub-sector in Nigeria, noting that many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractices. JAMB stated this in its weekly bulletin obtained. The board said, “Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, most of the measures deployed to fight corruption, more often than not, fail to yield desired results. If the malaise of corruption is not holistically addressed at the stage of examination malpractice, which is most times sponsored by parents, it will grow to become a monster. “Many corrupt leaders today might have started off on this path through experimenting with examination malpractices. It is a fallacy to think that such individuals would...
If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari
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If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove to Nigerians and the world that they are not corrupt. The main opposition party also asked the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to make public their assets to convince Nigerians. The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in a statement on Friday said, “We are of the opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, should declare openly their assets to allow Nigerians to further see how much wealth they have acquired since joining government. ...
PDP Attacks INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, Says Commission Most Corrupt, Compromised
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PDP Attacks INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, Says Commission Most Corrupt, Compromised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday berated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for claiming that the commission was the most improved service institution in the country. It said “in reality, it has become the most debased, degraded and corrupted institution, particularly with the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.” PDP insisted that the remark credited to Yakubu was an indication that INEC was the most debased and compromised institution in Nigeria. In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party said “making such reckless claims at a time Nigerians and the international community are in huge disappointment over the irregularities, violation of rules, alteration of resul...
Georgina Onuoha Reacts To Naira Marley’s Arrest
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Georgina Onuoha Reacts To Naira Marley’s Arrest

U.S-based Nigerian actress, Georgina Onuoha, has taken to Instagram to react to arrest of singer Naira Marley, which has got everyone talking lately. The mother of two urged the EFCC to hold every criminal in Nigeria accountable, as our society is so corrupt and the legal system works differently depending on your social political status. Read her post below... "I don’t know this young man. I believe everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. I condemn any form of crime. I condemn cyber crimes My family have been victims of frauds and the pain caused is always palpable. That being said, I hope our young men and women will begin to do the needful by speaking up and standing up to their elected officials and demand better governance and accountability so we can era...
Industrial Court Not For Corrupt Judges – President Warns
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Industrial Court Not For Corrupt Judges – President Warns

The leader of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria(NIC), Justice Babatunde Adejumo, has proclaimed that no degenerate individual can succeed whenever selected into the seat of the court. Equity Adejumo said those seeking to be judges of the new court and expected to scale the obstacles of screening must be ethical and persevering people. He said the mechanical court, had been restricted in the exhibition of its obligations of settling exchange debates the nation because of disproportionate and broken methods for designating the participation of the court. The Jurist talked on Saturday while conveying an address entitled: 'How to Become A Judge of National Industrial Court,' to check the 2019 Attorney General's Colloquium in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. In his analysi...
Fashola Names Alleged Corrupt FG Contractors
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Fashola Names Alleged Corrupt FG Contractors

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) documents providing some details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any project, and inviting SERAP to “inspect a compendium of verified and paid/outstanding liabilities of contractors, kept at the offices of the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited/GTE. This development was disclosed Sunday in a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare. SERAP had in January issued a Freedom of Information request and sued Mr. Fashola following allegations by former Nigeria’s Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that “co...
Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC
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Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC

A Bauchi-based Civil Service Organisations (CSOs), has applauded the EFCC on its work to speed up the trial of Bauchi state governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed. “We also note with appreciation, the refusal of the EFCC to pander to some sponsored fabrications to suspend the multi-billion-naira corruption trial of Bala Mohammed, on the puerile ground that he is now a governor-elect. “Immunity from criminal prosecution cannot be extended to a governor-elect. “We make bold to say that your commission is obligated to making this a test case by ensuring a day-to-day trial in line with the administration of Criminal Justice Act. “The commission should also make it a water-shed prosecution before May 29, to serve as a deterrent to corrupt politicians that before immunity comes justice.’...
N1.3 Trillion: ‘Nigeria More Corrupt Now Than During My 5-Year Term’ – Jonathan
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N1.3 Trillion: ‘Nigeria More Corrupt Now Than During My 5-Year Term’ – Jonathan

Following a statement attributed to the EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu that between 2011 and 2015 32 entities looted N1.3trillion, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan - who was then Nigeria's President has in a statement released by his former aide Reno Omokri - has dismissed this as false. Below is the full statement: Just days after the United States Department released a report which established that massive corruption remains rife under the Buhari administration, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has come out with a very incongruous riposte, intended to divert the attention of the public from the damning report.Ibrahim Magu, as usual, sought to drag the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan into the mix and blame him for this latest in a series o...
Many Nigerian youths are morally lost – Omotola Jalade
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Many Nigerian youths are morally lost – Omotola Jalade

She made this known while replying a tweet from one of her followers who stated that the youths of Nigeria believe in her and will continue to support her in all her fight against government. She wrote; The youths sometimes are the ones that discourage you unfortunately. As an activist, besides passion , you have to feel encouragement . Like the ppl you’re doing it for are behind you… Many Nigerian youth are morally and physiologically Lost. I’m sorry but this is the reality. She also added; No Movement I’m involved in can EVER be sponsored! Esp Never by corrupt parties. Get your facts right. I know you’ve been messed up by corrupt situations but recognize the difference!
Only God Can Punish Corrupt PDP Members – Buhari
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Only God Can Punish Corrupt PDP Members – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said only God can punish corrupt members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Buhari made the comment on Friday while playing host to some support groups who visited him at the presidential villa, Abuja. The president, who seeks a second term in office on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), accused the opposition party of looting and mismanaging the resources of the country while it held sway from 1999-2015. He promised to fight those he can and leave the rest to God. “Large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment but those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted,” Buhari told his guests. “We have said properties confiscated should be sold and the money put into the treasury and we will use,” he added....
Ijaw Youths Disown Embattled CJN, Say South-south People Are Not Corrupt
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Ijaw Youths Disown Embattled CJN, Say South-south People Are Not Corrupt

Youths from Ijaw speaking part of the country have described the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as apt, timely and welcome development. Justice Onnoghen The youth group, while declaring a persona non grata on the embattled CJN, said people from south-south region were not thieves. The United Niger Delta Youth Council, which said that Justice Onnoghen is a shame to the Niger Delta region, wondered he failed to exhibit a high level of decency in his conduct as the number one Judicial Officer in the country. Jackson Bob- Manuel, President of the youth group at a press conference on Saturday, called on the embattled jury to face the law and stop looking for sympathy. He said, “We are of the opinion that Justic...
Only Two People Are Not Corrupt In Nigeria – Balarabe Musa
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Only Two People Are Not Corrupt In Nigeria – Balarabe Musa

An elder statesman and Chairman of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Board of Trustees, Balarabe Musa has said there were only two types of people that are not corrupt in Nigeria. According to him, the whole system of governance in Nigeria is corrupt, which made it very difficult to identify individuals that are not corrupt across the country. Balarabe Musa made the comment i‎n Kaduna while reacting to the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari about the corrupt system in the country. “In fact, the whole system is corrupt, Nobody knows who is not corrupt in Nigeria,” he said. “The only two people that are not corrupt in Nigeria are those who have no access to corruption and those, who by their nature, will rather die than to be corrupt but this constitute less than 00.1 percent...
Festus Keyamo Explains The Powers Of The NASS To Expose Corrupt Practices (Video)
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Festus Keyamo Explains The Powers Of The NASS To Expose Corrupt Practices (Video)

Here is a video of Keyamo analysing the constitutional power of National Assembly to expose corrupt practices and declare one corrupt based non their findings. In view of this, can we then say; Osinbajo is a thief and corrupt, based on NEMAgate scandals as exposed by REPs? Can we also say Buhari is a thief and corrupt due to series of fraudulent withdrawals from NLNG by NNPC as approved by Buhari, which was the exposure made by the senates recently, bearing in mind Buhari is the minister of petroleum? Nigerians, have your say. Your say? Agree or agree not? Watch Video
Buhari Travel Ban: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Inclusion In List
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Buhari Travel Ban: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Inclusion In List

Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to being included in the list of 50 VIPs banned from travelling by an executive order signed by President Buhari. Recall that the federal government on Saturday banned 50 Nigerians from travelling abroad over corruption cases. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari had mandated the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to implement the Executive Order 6 in full force. He wrote: “To this end, a number of enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies have placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination...
Nigerian Man Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison For Attempting To Kill Judge (Photo)
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Nigerian Man Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison For Attempting To Kill Judge (Photo)

A Nigerian man living in the United States may not come out of prison soon after he was sentenced for attempting to kill a judge. Chimene Hamilton Onyeri A Nigerian man has been sentenced to life in Federal prison for racketeering schemes that involved the capital murder of State District Judge Julie Kocurek. A federal judge yesterday sentenced 31-year-old Chimene Hamilton Onyeri to life in federal prison for his leadership role in carrying out fraud and racketeering schemes that involved the attempted capital murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November of 2015. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered Onyeri to pay $178,374.41 restitution.   “Today’s life sentence for Mr. Onyeri was about more than obtaining a measure of...
Breaking: #NigeriaAt58: Gov Sani Bello Pardons 287 Prisoners
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Breaking: #NigeriaAt58: Gov Sani Bello Pardons 287 Prisoners

…Says government remains focused on service delivery The Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to four prison inmates on death row and two others convicted and kept in prison custody. He also commuted the death sentence of 20 inmates to a various term of imprisonment, discharged 40 others and ordered payment of fines for 221 convicts held in various prisons across the state. Abubakar Sani-Bello In a message to Nigerlites to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary, Governor Sani Bello said the gesture is in the spirit of the season and by the virtue of the powers vested in him by section 212 of the 1999 constitution(as amended). In this wise, Mr. Governor has directed the Office of the Attorney General as well as the Niger State C...
Adeosun: PDP Asks NASS To Investigate N10tn Sleaze By Presidency Cabal
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Adeosun: PDP Asks NASS To Investigate N10tn Sleaze By Presidency Cabal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the National Assembly to immediately open an investigation into alleged siphoning of over N10 trillion by those it described as the cabal in the Buhari Presidency. The party said the sleaze was concealed under the tenure of the erstwhile minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun. ADEOSUN Recall that the former Finance Minister resigned her appointment after being embroiled in a fake National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate scandal, a development she blamed on ‘close associate.” However, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday, PDP urged the National Assembly to launch an investigation into the alleged sleaze which it claimed was perpetrated under the former minister’s tenure. The party insisted th...
Arrest, Prosecute Adeosun Now – PDP
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Arrest, Prosecute Adeosun Now – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Saturday called on anti-graft agencies to arrest and prosecute the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeoun. In a statement disclosed in Abuja, the national secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan opined that PDP wants a fundamental probe on the alleged diversion of oil proceeds, fraudulent oil subsidy deals, leading to high fuel price; depletion of Nigeria foreign reserves, embezzling of funds returned by Switzerland and other huge sleazes in the ministry. Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun Read the statement below: “Nigerians already know that the Buhari presidency is a citadel of iniquity with inherent proficiency in stealing, forgery and manipulation of processes,” the statement read. “This perhaps explains why President Buhari...
PDP Welcomes Buhari’s Declaration to Jail Looters
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PDP Welcomes Buhari’s Declaration to Jail Looters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s renewed declaration to jail treasury looters, urging him to show exemplary leadership by by starting with immediate investigation and prosecution of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, sacked Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura and a host of others persons indicted for corruption. The party also challenged President Buhari to allow an investigation into the alleged stealing of billions of naira by his allies and party chieftains, including the sacked former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, his former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Executive Secretary ...
PDP Rebranding, To Change Name
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PDP Rebranding, To Change Name

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to change its name, a rebranding measure ahead of 2019 general election. ThisDay reported that the party had suffered a string of losses in the last four governorship elections – Edo, Ondo, Anambra and Ekiti. The newspaper reported that the decision of the party for a change of name was taken on Saturday night. The party noted that the move was pre-emptive to prevent the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from tagging it as corrupt. PDP, which planned to announce the decision to change its name, had also penciled down Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as the one to head a committee that would walk the party through the procedure. Many of the party’s stalwarts have been worried by how the ruling APC had successf...
How A Policeman Almost Killed Me Over N100 In Rivers – Young Model Narrates
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How A Policeman Almost Killed Me Over N100 In Rivers – Young Model Narrates

Many people are taking to social media to share their experience with Police officers and to speak out against the injustices as the movement for the fight against corrupt officers continues to grow. An Instagram user identified simply known as Zeus (@man_like_zeus), has taken to the social media platform to narrate his horrific encounter with some police officers in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The young model revealed how he narrowly escaped being shot by a policeman in Rivers state all because of N100 bribe. According to him, the driver attempted to flee when the police demanded bribe. However, the police retaliated by breaking one of the windows. Below is how he narrated his encounter on Instagram: ************** The man's car "Had my own share of the...
‘Buhari’s Government Most Corrupt Since 1999’ – Atiku Abubakar
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‘Buhari’s Government Most Corrupt Since 1999’ – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has described the Buhari-led government ast the most corrupt administration since 1999. Atiku who was vice president during the Obasanjo administration, said this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital, while addressing some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state secretariat of the party yesterday July 10th. “What is happening today in our country is in contravention with all our provisions of our constitution. In our federation, we are supposed to have an inclusive government but you know that this federal government is not inclusive. You know that this federal government is not united; you know that this federal government is incompetent; you know that this federal government is more corrupt than any government we have come through si...
”You Are A Disgrace, Corrupt And A Traitor To Your Faith & Race” – FFK Blasts VP Yemi Osinbajo
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”You Are A Disgrace, Corrupt And A Traitor To Your Faith & Race” – FFK Blasts VP Yemi Osinbajo

Femi Fani-Kayode on Friday described the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as a “disgrace and a traitor” to the Yoruba race and the Christian faith. Speaking at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos where the 66th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State was commemorated, Osinbajo said the current government won’t stop talking about corruption perpetrated by the immediate past government. Osinbajo had said, “The corruption of the previous five years destroyed the economy.” Reacting, Fani-Kayode insisted that the Vice President was “hopelessly corrupt and a pernicious liar.” In a tweet, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain stressed that the current Federal Government had indulged more in corruption in its three years than PDP’s 16 years. Fani-Kayode wrote, “Osinbajo, you are...
Philippines President Monitors Crushing Of Corrupt Persons’ Vehicles
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Philippines President Monitors Crushing Of Corrupt Persons’ Vehicles

Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has ordered the crushing of dozens of sports cars and other luxury vehicles worth nearly $1.2m. Citizens have applauded his decision, describing Duterte as a leader who backs his war against corruption with actions. The vehicles destroyed by bulldozers belonged to corrupt individuals as well as those that failed to pay duty on them.They had been seized by the government after they were smuggled in from abroad. Duterte watched as the vehicles were crushed at a customs yard in the capital Manila. “Reduce them to scrap metal”, Duterte told customs officials. “Give it (crushed parts) to the buyer of steel. They cannot have cars like that, but they can get something, make toys out of it.” Although seized smuggled vehicles are impounded a...
Transparency International’s Report Has Exposed Buhari’s Govt As Overtly Corrupt – PDP
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Transparency International’s Report Has Exposed Buhari’s Govt As Overtly Corrupt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said the latest report by Transparency International (TI) has shown that corruption has worsened under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.   It stressed that the report has vindicated its stand that the current APC-led government is inherently and overtly corrupt.     The party said, by TI’s report, the African Union (AU) must have “realized its error in naming President Buhari as the African Union (AU) anti-corruption champion and should immediately withdraw the conferment”.   PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this in a statement he signed.   Ologbondiyan said the TI report has exposed the fact that those “parading daily as champions of anti-corruption ar...
Nigeria Is The Most Corrupt Country In Africa – Islamic Scholar
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Nigeria Is The Most Corrupt Country In Africa – Islamic Scholar

Popular Australian islamic scholar, Imam Tawhidi, has described Nigeria as the most corrupt country in Africa. In a series of tweets, he spoke about Boko Haram terrorists and how they were allegedly allowed to operate in their early days. We have ignored Nigeria in the discussion about terrorism. Nigeria is the most corrupt country in Africa. It is home to a terrorist government that harbours terrorists just like the government of Pakistan. Boko Haram were given the green light in their early stages. We Remember. Now all of a sudden Nigeria wants to lead the war against terror. Indeed, “my enemy is also my sword, I shall use him to kill with and then break the sword”. Mohammad Tawhidi is an Iran-born, Australia-based public figure of Iraqi origin. . Imam Tawhidi holds several licence...
Obasanjo’s Letter: MURIC Blames NASS, PDP For Buhari’s Failure
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Obasanjo’s Letter: MURIC Blames NASS, PDP For Buhari’s Failure

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.   MURIC in a statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said the National Assembly was to blame for lack of progress in the country and not Buhari.     It stated that Buhari was a victim of a well-knitted political conspiracy.   In reaction to Obasanjo’s letter, MURIC said it was in support of President BUhari’s second term as the former president had chosen to criticise Buhari “‘the victim’ not NASS ‘the Culprit’.”   MURIC speaking in support of Buhari’s second term said “the president can take Nigeria to El Dorado if he is given a second term without conflagration on the roof.”   The statement read “The ...
Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Brother Voice Out, Says: Nigeria’s Government Is Wicked, Corrupt
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Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Brother Voice Out, Says: Nigeria’s Government Is Wicked, Corrupt

Brother to the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, Elder Harry Saro-Wiwa, has described the Nigerian government as very wicked. The brother to the late Ogoni hero lamented the corruption and insincerity in the leadership of the country. He said it was corruption and wickedness that has made the government to continue to handle the Ogoni issue with levity. Saro-Wiwa stated this yesterday when he led the Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates to the graveside of Ken. He said, “Nigeria government is very corrupt, that is why despite the death of Ken with other Ogoni sons, Ogoniland is still polluted, they are still playing politics with Ogoni issues but until Ogoni issues are addressed, Nigeria will not have peace.” Saro-Wiwa further stated that the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), no longer rep...

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