corruption

By benim
In Analysis
Apr 2nd, 2011
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A spectre is haunting our fatherland. What a spectre!, that is occasioned by the palpable atmosphere of discontent, feelings of dispossession, sense of abandonment and ignominy of existence writ large in our land. Horror-struck and appallingly exasperated that in a land flowing with milk and honey, 3...
By benim
In Egypt
Feb 22nd, 2011
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Egypt’s public prosecutor today took steps to freeze the foreign assets of deposed Egyptian president, Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak. Reuters reports the move is a signal Mubarak will be held accountable by those to whom he handed power more than a week ago. In a statement, the prosecutor had aske...
By benim
In Analysis
Feb 7th, 2011
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The table below shows estimates of the funds allegedly embezzled by some of the most notorious leaders over the last three decades (from TI Global Corruption Report 2004:13). They represent only the tip of the iceberg of the problem of political corruption. Government leaders still abuse their politi...
By benim
In Analysis
Feb 7th, 2011
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Political corruption is not a recent phenomenon that pervades the Nigerian state. Since the creation of modern public administration in the country, there have been cases of official misuse of resources for personal enrichment.The rise of public administration and the discovery of oil and natural gas...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 4th, 2011
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The Nigerian government refused to discuss a prisoner transfer agreement with Britain in 2009, insisting that the Crown Prosecution Service dropped corruption charges against former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, WikiLeaks documents disclosed Friday. Britain is keen to secure an agreement allo...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Nov 25th, 2010
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The motion by six top management staff of Intercontinental Bank, urging a Federal High Court in Lagos, to strike out the 23-count amended charge against them, was yesterday opposed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The officials, together with some companies linked with the form...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Nov 7th, 2010
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UK prosecutors trying former Delta State first lady Theresa Nkoyo Ibori, on Friday, painted a detailed portrait of Mrs Ibori’s extensive role in her husband’s looting of public funds. The prosecutors also implicated current Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, in the multiple fraudulent deals thro...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Oct 27th, 2010
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula said Wednesday he was resigning amid allegations of corruption against him in the latest sign of a crackdown following the adoption of a new constitution. “I have made a personal decision to step aside as minister of foreign affairs to gi...
By benim
In News
Oct 27th, 2010
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LAGOS—AMID declining socio-economic indices, Nigeria is recording a mileage in unexpected quarters. It is the 44th most corrupt country in the globe, according to the 2010 Corruption Perception Index, CPI mid-wived by the Transparency International, TI. The report showed that governments across the w...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Oct 26th, 2010
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Anti-corruption group Transparency International said in a report that corruption aggravates poverty and slows economic development. Tuesday’s report is based on surveys of perceived corruption in nations around the world. The authors say systemic corruption can add 20 percent to 25 percent to ...