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Nigerian Govt Orders Probe of Global Fund Grants

Nigerian Govt Orders Probe of Global Fund Grants

Abuja — Following the global public outcry over the misappropriation of about $3.8 million Global Fund grants to Nigeria, the federal government monday set up a committee to thoroughly investigate the alleged stealing of the funds by government officials. In a report by Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Geneva-based organisation said there […]

Finish Line Far Out Of Sight In Nigeria’s Race To Beat Corruption

Finish Line Far Out Of Sight In Nigeria’s Race To Beat Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari’s first foreign trip was a symbolic one. He crossed the border to Niger, where his counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, gave Buhari a horse. It seemed an appropriate present for a leader who, since taking the reins of government, has been riding roughshod over some entrenched self-interests in the Nigerian state. Since then, Buhari […]

OPINION: Corruption Can No Longer Be Dismissed As a Developing World Problem

OPINION: Corruption Can No Longer Be Dismissed As a Developing World Problem

By Thursday morning all the A-listers will have arrived. From Washington will fly in a succession of jets, bearing US secretary of state John Kerry as well as the bosses of the IMF and World Bank. Fifa and Uefa will send over their top bureaucrats. Captains of business will trail retinues of lobbyists. All will […]

Strong Public Support for ‘Watchdog’ Role Backs African News Media Under Attack

Strong Public Support for ‘Watchdog’ Role Backs African News Media Under Attack

Accra — Amid growing concerns about government restrictions on media freedom, Africans overwhelmingly support an independent media that holds government accountable, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer. The findings, which are being released on World Press Freedom Day (May 3), show that a majority of African citizens support the media’s “watchdog” role, see the […]

EU Regulators Resume Scrutiny Of Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

EU Regulators Resume Scrutiny Of Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

EU competition regulators have resumed their scrutiny of U.S. oil industry services group Halliburton Co’s (HAL.N) plan to acquire smaller rival Baker Hughes (BHI.N), a deal which U.S. authorities say is uncompetitive and wants to block. The European Commission, which halted its investigation into the $35 billion deal last month while waiting for more details […]

Sons, wives and associates: Here are 18 African Names we found on the Panama Papers

Sons, wives and associates: Here are 18 African Names we found on the Panama Papers

German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has released the Panama Papers, the biggest leak in the history of data journalism, publishing online 11.5 million documents equaling 2.6 terabytes, from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which showed how hundreds of thousands of people, including world leaders, celebrities, athletes, FIFA officials and criminals hid money using anonymous shell corporations across […]

There’s A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care.

There’s A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care.

Most people remember that the Arab Spring started with a guy who lit himself on fire. What they don’t remember is that he did it as a protest against corruption: Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor, decided he’d been shaken down by police officers one too many times. Bouazizi’s death set in motion the biggest political […]

NCC, academy to align against corruption

NCC, academy to align against corruption

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), and the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria are to collaborate to fight corruption. Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this when Provost of the academy, Prof Shola Akinriade, led his management team to visit the commission in Abuja on Wednesday. Dambatta stressed that there was need to adopt […]

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Court As Corruption Trial Resumes

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Court As Corruption Trial Resumes

Senate President Bukola Saraki has arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is facing charges of alleged false asset declaration and corruption. Mr. Saraki’s bid to thwart the trial failed after the Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal had powers and was properly constituted to hear the case against Mr. Saraki, a former governor […]

Congo opposition accuses Sassou Nguesso of pre-election fraud

Congo opposition accuses Sassou Nguesso of pre-election fraud

Three opposition candidates accused Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Friday of preparing for widespread vote-rigging two days before an election in which he is expected to win another term of office, extending his long rule. Sassou Nguesso has led the oil-producing nation for 32 of the last 37 years and pushed through constitutional […]

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