Showing posts with label Corrupt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Corrupt. Show all posts

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Judiciary aids corrupt Nigerians – Ribadu

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said there are many corrupt Nigerians getting away with corruption with the help of the judiciary.
He stated this in an interview he grantedZero Tolerance, a magazine published by the EFCC.
Reacting to a statement that former Delta Governor, James Ibori, was cleared of corruption by the judiciary in Nigeria, he asked, “How many people have been cleared by our judiciary?
“A judge even said one man should not even be taken to court. So, there are many Nigerians getting away with the help of the judiciary. The judiciary is also part of the challenge. Not to say that all judges are bad, no. There are judges that got a lot of them convicted.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Getting Interesting: Ribadu Fires Back! Says Jonathan Is One Of The Corrupt Men He Investigated In EFCC

The stage is set for the monumental battle between the Presidency and the former Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, we gathered. This is even as Ribadu may have evidences in his disposal with which he could have prosecuted Patience Jonathan as the wife of the then governor of Bayelsa State, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, over alleged money laundering. Jonathan's spokesman, Reuben Abati had described Ribadu as an ingrate and an ethically challenged fellow but Ribadu has fired back, with very strong words.

Nuhu Ribadu, in a short but strong-worded statement to the presidency declared that it is Jonathan and not himself that is ethically challenged and struggling to redeem his lost morality and integrity.
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Chasing the Ghosts of a Corrupt Regime Gilbert Chagoury, Clinton donor and diplomat with a checkered past.

In July 2004, police lay in wait at an airfield in the far northeastern corner of Nigeria. Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese businessman and one-time adviser to the late dictator Sani Abacha, was set to touch down in his private jet. Nuhu Ribadu, then the country's top anti-corruption prosecutor, says that Chagoury was a kingpin in the corruption that defined Abacha's regime.
"You couldn't investigate corruption without looking at Chagoury," Ribadu tells me in a recent interview in California.
Six years after Abacha's death, Ribadu's officers stood ready to take Chagoury down. Ribadu says that Chagoury made it possible for Abacha to steal billions of dollars and lined his own pockets in the process. The prosecutor says he indicted Chagoury and ordered his arrest for relatively minor violations related to Chagoury's businesses so that he could later bring additional charges for his activities in the Abacha era.
Gilbert Chagoury attending a benefit in
 Beverly Hills, California, in 2008.
Photo: Getty Images.
But, no sooner had Chagoury's plane hit the ground, than it took off again. Ribadu says it's likely that an airport official tipped him off, and Ribadu's big catch slipped away, literally into thin air.
Chagoury was among the last of the all-powerful middlemen who served the heads of oil-rich African states, says Philippe Vasset, longtime editor of Africa Energy Intelligence, one of a series of influential energy industry newsletters. "He [Chagoury] was the gatekeeper to Abacha's presidency," Vasset says.
In many African countries, a Western entrepreneur might hand over money to a fixer or middleman, who would then pass it on to a political leader in exchange for support for a business venture. In Nigeria, Vasset explains, Chagoury was just such a figure in the mid-1990s, when Abacha ruled the country and held the key to much of the country's oil wealth.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It pays to be corrupt in Nigeria

There is no denying that a corrupt judge is worse than an armed robber. Last week’s soft-landing for two judges accused of corruption by the National Judicial Council shows that we are not serious about the fight against corruption. Even though the NJC had been commended for its action, the action of the NJC deserves no commendation. By recommending two judges — Justice C. E. Archibong of the Federal High Court, Lagos and Justice T.D. Naron of High Court of Justice, Plateau State — whom it found guilty of compromising their sacrosanct offices, for “compulsory retirement”, what the NJC had done was to tell the judges to go home and enjoy the proceeds from their corruption. A corrupt official should be summarily dismissed or recommended for dismissal, not sent on “compulsory retirement.” Retirement presupposes that the judges are entitled to all their benefits after a meritorious service, but dismissal means that their tenure had a question mark.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Most Nigerian billionaires are corrupt – Akinyemi

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, on Saturday said it was not possible for any Nigerian to be a billionaire without being corrupt. Akinyemi stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital while delivering the second term inauguration lecture of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
The professor of International Relations and Diplomacy spoke on the topic, ‘Leadership, Democracy, and Development.’ He said at the event chaired by  a former Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, that “being a billionaire in Nigeria today without corruption is impossible.”
Akinyemi said, “No one can be a billionaire in Nigeria today without being corrupt. If you are a businessman, you would have evaded tax or other levies like import duties with the active connivance of those in charge.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

VIDEO: Punish Corrupt Lawmakers

A lawyer, Benson Enikuomehin has asked the leadership of the National Assembly to find a way of sanctioning corrupt lawmakers.
Mr Enikuomehin, who was speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, said: "Just like a doctor would cut off cancerous part of the body to prevent the disease from spreading, so also persons who bring the hallow chambers to disrupt should not be taken with gloved hands."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

“Some Of Us Are Corrupt” – Outgoing Niger Delta JTF Boss Confess

The outgoing Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in the Niger Delta, Major General Johnson Ochoga, on Friday admitted that some of its personnels were corrupt.He said this in PortHarcourt at a brief ceremony, ushering in the new Commander of the outfit, Major General Bata Debiro. Ochoga warned that any soldier caught in any form of corrupt act would be dealt with accordingly.He noted that the task force under him recorded major victories in the fight against oil theft and illegal oil bunkering in the region despite some noticeable shortcomings.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

VIDEO: Go After Corrupt Officers, United States Tells FG

The United States has urged the federal government to show more commitment towards fighting corruption by exposing and prosecuting corrupt public officers.
This was the focus of an interactive session with journalists at the US Embassy in Abuja chaired by an International Narcotics Law Enforcement Officer, Diane Kohn.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Names of Nigeria's Corrupt Businessmen and How much they stole - EFCC

According to the E.F.C.C. Chairman, this is a list of some Nigerians who stole billions from Nigeria and how much they stole:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nigeria 2nd Most Corrupt Nation —Gallup Poll

The perception of Nigeria’s government seems to have crashed further, with most Nigerians rating their country’s leadership as the second most corrupt in the world, a Gallup poll just made public has revealed.
Gallup, in its first-ever report on “Global States of Mind: New Metrics for World Leaders.”, said 94 percent of Nigerians believe there is widespread corruption in government.


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