Corruption report on police and judiciary – Punch Newspaper

THE ranking of the police and the judiciary as the most corrupt public institutions in the country, in a survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, only confirms a widely held belief, which not a few Nigerians would posit. The integrity barometer, which …

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Lessons from IPOB – Niran Adedokun The Punch

For the record, I do not have any shred of sympathy for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra. I agree that the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria have been served the short end of the stick for too long. One should be honest enough though, to admit that Nigeria has been unfair …

Fayose challenges Lai Mohammed to name looters sponsoring IPOB – Premium Times

Editorial Before all our eyes and ears Lai Mohammed is metamorphosing into Comical Ali the framed Iraq spokesman during the second Iraq war. Lia also known and ill famously called Lie Mohammed is becoming bombastic in his alternative facts narratives. People like him and like Fayose must be held accountable for their statements. Ayodele Fayose, …

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions – Chatham House Report

That corruption is a destructive and complex practice is openly acknowledged in Nigeria, yet it remains ubiquitous in the functioning of society and economic life. Acts of diversion of federal and state revenue, business and investment capital, and foreign aid, as well as the personal incomes of Nigerian citizens, contribute to a hollowing out of …

Corruption in Nigeria survey reveals far-reaching impact – UNDCO Report

The first-ever household survey on bribery in Nigeria, launched recently in Abuja, revealed the scope and impact of bribery on citizens when in contact with public officials. Conducted by UNODC and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the research finds that on average, almost one bribe is paid by every adult citizen per year to …

Nigeria: Police Lied, My Resignation Followed Due Process – Senator

Photo: Senator Isah Misau/Twitter Senator Isah Misau. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, has said that he followed the provisions of the Police Act and regulations in resigning from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Mr. Misau stated this on Monday in Abuja, in reaction to a statement by the police that he did …

‘Weak institutions, poor policies bane of nation”s economic growth’ — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

guardian nigeria newspaperUtomi, Soludo claim Nigeria recession is self inflictingA PROFESSOR of political economy, Pat Utomi, on Wednesday, said weak institutions had posed a significant drag on the nation’s economic growth stressing the need to fast track the diversification programme.This was just as the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian, Prof Charles Soludo …

Confessions of a Boko Haram Defector MAIDUGURI/WASHINGTON —Voice Of America VOA

The way Bana Umar tells it, VOA and other broadcasters helped convince him to leave Boko Haram.Until the night of August 18, Umar was a fighter for the Islamist radical group, living at a camp in the vast Sambisa Forest, one of the group's long-time strongholds in northeastern Nigeria.The experience was certainly exciting. Umar says …

Okorocha’s illegal demolition of Owerri market – Punch Newspaper Editorial

On the morning of Saturday, August 26, 2017, bulldozers accompanied by a horde of armed security operatives, acting on the orders of the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, stormed Eke-Ukwu Owerri Market, and forcefully evicted the traders, demolished their shops and destroyed wares worth millions of naira. Security operatives, specifically, military men from the 34 …

Why Nnamdi Kanu has not been re-arrested – IGP by Unini Chioma

Editorial While not happy at the fact of the non arrest of a suspect who is blatantly breaching bail conditions, it is right that those in authority are considering the matter and situation. And most importantly, the Police explaining why action has not been taken. This is a departure from past practices where the government …

Osinbajo panel to Buhari: Sack Babachir, Oke by Unini Chioma The Daily Trust

Babachir Lawal,Other top government officials to be investigatedThe presidential panel that investigated the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, has recommended that the duo be replaced.Our reporter on Sunday learnt at the weekend that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee …

Missing President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari receives visit from his deputy. Why now? – Conor Gaffey of Newsweek

For a short time this week, Nigeria—one of the world’s most populous countries and Africa’s biggest economy—was leaderless. The current president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been off grid for more than two months since stealing away to London on May 7 to receive treatment for a mystery ailment. He has not been seen publicly (and has …

Chi Onwurah MP: ‘British, not Nigerian’ BY REUBEN ABATI

Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, Molara Wood, met recently at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing award ceremony. When Molara informed Chi that her re-election along with six others had caused so much excitement in Nigeria …

Magu, Presidency, Senate, EFCC. Man or Institution 

Magu: Let Supreme Court decide, say SANs The ding-dong between the Presidency and the Senate over Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu continues. For the umpteenth time, the Presidency has restated that Magu, whose nomination as EFCC chair the Senate has rejected twice, is the man for the job. The Senate …

The 1966 Coup: Another account. Daily Trust

Demonstration in Zaria after 1st Nigerian coup (1966 Over the past months, we have published the British Secret Files account of events leading to Nigeria’s first military coup of 1996 and the counter-coup that followed after six months. This week, we are publishing a different account of the historical developments in the autobiography of Alhaji …