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Buhari’s anti corruption track record is “unimpressive”

Even by Nigerian standards, the alleged siphoning off of $1 billion (£750 million) from a $1.3 billion international investment in a lucrative oil block through “fees” to a former oil minister’s company and assorted middlemen has been shocking. Jonathan Fisher QC called it “grand corruption”. High Court Judge Mr Justice Edis declared: “Given the large sums of money involved that …

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How much progress has Nigeria made in cracking corruption?

Nigeria has long had a reputation for dishonest dealings. Last year, Muhammadu Buhari was voted back into power, promising to clean up the country in the teeth of some serious opposition. How much progress has been made? Nigeria is one of the most “fantastically corrupt” countries in the world – that is, in the words of former prime minister David …

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ExxonMobil under investigation over lucrative Nigerian oil deal

ExxonMobil’s deal to secure “the Crown Jewels” of Nigerian oil reserves is under investigation by the west African country’s economic and financial crimes commission, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. Exxon, the world’s largest oil company, secured the lucrative oil rights in 2009 by beating out China’s fourth-largest oil producer for access, despite apparently underbidding its rival bid by …

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The EFCC and Fayose’s frozen funds

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State and constant thorn in the flesh of the President Muhammadu Buhari adminstration, tweeted yesterday: “My personal Account of at Zenith Bank has been frozen courtesy of Buhari led APC [All Progressives Congress” tyrannical govt”. Fayose belongs to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and many of the party’s supporters believe he is the …

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Human rights group welcomes EFCC investigation of Sullivan Chime

A human rights group, the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has welcomed what it called the belated investigation into the crimes of Sullivan Chime, the former governor of Enugu State. CRRAN’s statement is reproduced in full below. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) INVESTIGATION OF FORMER GOVERNOR SULLIVAN CHIME AND CRONIES, A BELATED ACTION. The Economic and Financial …

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Nigeria: The Challenge of Military Reform

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Nigeria’s military is in distress. Once among Africa’s strongest and a mainstay of regional peacekeeping, it has become a flawed force. The initially slow, heavy-handed response to the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency raised serious concerns, and its human rights record underscores a grave disconnect with civilians. President Muhammadu Buhari has taken some steps to reverse the …

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Sullivan Chime’s sullied deals in Enugu State

Sullivan Chime, the former two-term governor of Enugu State is said to have enriched himself and his family by converting choice state-owned land for his private benefit. An insider has informed Naijiant.com that Polo Park in GRA, Enugu, which is now the site for Shoprite Mall and other recreation facilities, with another mall currently under construction beside the complex, was …

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