Many Nigerins see the recent rash of withdrawal of high profile cases from court by Attorney General of the Federation as jeopardizing the campaign against corruption
N2 billion was traced to Liman’s account with the United Bank of Africa, UBA, while an initial N4 billion was said to have been discovered in two Guaranty Trust Bank accounts owned by the politician.
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from a Lagos home by the Economic and Financial rimes Commission, EFCC, to the federal government.
The students’ union leader who did not mention any particular universityVice Chancellor expressed confidence that the anti-corruption agencies would on proper handling, net billions of naira in assets and proxy investments.
The African Centre for Media & Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, has launched a civil society whistle blower project named Corruption Anonymous which aims to create public confidence and acceptance of the new Whistle-Blower Initiative of the Nigerian government.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, is one of the 9 media organisations that will receive a total of $5 million dollars from the MacArthur Foundation to strengthen their capacity to advance transparency and anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.
The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Ekpo Nta has disclosed that the Commission is currently prosecuting 303 cases of corruption in various courts across the country.
The minister made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, adding that the said amount does not include the $9.2 million in cash allegedly owned by a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, though he said that was also a dividend of the whistle-blower policy.
The Senate has rescheduled the screening of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to Thursday, December 15.
Just as news of the arrest of former presidential spokesman Reuben Abati’s arrest filtered into the newsroom, came indications that former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Bala Mohammed, has also been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.