Tuesday, January 19

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CCB Invites Magu Over Alleged Assets Fraud

The Code of Conduct Bureau has invited Ibrahim Magu for questioning over alleged corruption involving breach of code of conduct for public offers In a November 2, 2020, letter obtained by Peoples Gazette, Mr. Magu was asked to bring copies of all asset declarations since joining public service. Copies of appointment letter and and records of service from January to May 2020 were amongst the documents Mr. Magu was asked to bring, as well as all documents of landed properties both developed and undeveloped. The invitation came months after Mr. Magu was suspended from office as acting-chairman of the EFCC on allegations of corruption.
No Law in Nigeria Mandates Buhari to Publicly Declare his Asset – Femi Adesina
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No Law in Nigeria Mandates Buhari to Publicly Declare his Asset – Femi Adesina

President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina has fired back at the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) over its 7 days ultimatum to public office holders on public declaration of their assets. According to Femi Adesina, there is no legal justification to ask the President and his Vice, as well as state governors and their deputies to publicly declare their assets. The Presidential Spokesperson who appeared on Channels Television last night said; “I can say for a fact that he (Buhari) has declared his assets because I am privy to it. And SERAP asking the president to declare publicly and I ask: On the basis of which law? “The president would do what the law requires of him, and what the law requires is, he should declare his assets which he has done. ...
CCB Orders Ministers-designate To Proclaim Assets Before Inauguration
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CCB Orders Ministers-designate To Proclaim Assets Before Inauguration

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has directed ministers-designate to proclaim their assets before official unveiling or consequence facing the wrath of the law. The bureau plans to verify claims submitted by the new ministers at land registry, banks and companies where they either have shares or wholly owned by them. It will however engage the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to confirm the assets and accounts of the ministers-designate abroad. The Chairman of CCB, Prof. Muhammed Isah, told The homeland that no one of the new ministers would be inaugurated without at the outset declaring his or her assets. He said the bureau has been liaising with the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office to ensure full compliance with the law by the incoming ministers. He said while som...
SERAP Asks Governors To Emulate ‘Makinde’s Open Asset Declaration Example
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SERAP Asks Governors To Emulate ‘Makinde’s Open Asset Declaration Example

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged 35 state governors in Nigeria to “emulate the shining example of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who recently openly declared his assets, by publishing without further delay the full details of their asset declarations submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). SERAP said: “Nigerians ought to know the worth of their state governors. The publication of asset declarations by state governors will improve transparency, accountability and good governance and assure the public that neither fraud nor illicit enrichment is concealed. Knowing the worth of state governors before and after taking offices would also prevent rumours, half-truths or innuendo regarding asset declarations.” According to the assets declarati...
CCB Plans To Verify Makinde’s N48bn Assets, Others
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CCB Plans To Verify Makinde’s N48bn Assets, Others

The Code of Conduct Bureau in Oyo State has said it is awaiting directives to verify the N 48 bn assets declared by the state governor , Seyi Makinde , and those of the officials of the last administration in the state . The Director of CCB in the state , Mr . Moses Atolagbe , said the directive to verify all the people that had declared one asset or the other would come from the bureau headquarters. Atolagbe , who spoke in an interview with reporters on Wednesday , noted that there were a few people in the last administration of the state who were yet to comply with asset declaration. He stated , “ We have a few people that have not complied with the position of the law . “ They are very few in number ; some of them are out of the country and others are based on health groun...
Presidential Panel Recommends Probe Of David Mark, Stella Oduah, Others
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Presidential Panel Recommends Probe Of David Mark, Stella Oduah, Others

Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) on Thursday, said corruption cases involving eight senators had been transferred to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for investigation. Besides, the SPIP alleged that the accused persons suppressed facts concerning these properties in their assets declaration forms submitted to the CCB. Chairman of the SPIP, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla said during investigation, the panel discovered that the senators acquired properties beyond their legitimate earnings. Obono-Obla identified those involved to include former Senate President David Mark; Senator Stella Oduah; Senator Hope Uzodinma; Senator Peter Nwaoboshi; Senator Albert Bassey and a Director in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Ibrahim Mu...
CCT: Why I’ve no case to answer — Onnoghen
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CCT: Why I’ve no case to answer — Onnoghen

With the Federal Government closing its case in the on-going trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, where the prosecution failed to prove most of the allegation carried by the media against him, Onnoghen has opted to go for a no case submission. The Suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen consulting with his Lead Counsel during the continuation of the hearing of his case by the Code of Conduct Tribunal at Jabi, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 11/03/2019 He is currently facing a six-count charge FG preferred against him before the CCT. He had during trial raise the alarm that his assets declaration form before the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, was tamper with. The embattled CJN, who was suspe...
Assets: CCB Refuses Access To Kyari, Amaechi, Fashola’s Declaration Forms
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Assets: CCB Refuses Access To Kyari, Amaechi, Fashola’s Declaration Forms

The Code of Conduct Bureau has refused to release copies of asset declaration forms of some prominent Nigerians more than seven days after Saturday Punch sent a letter of request to the bureau. Relying on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, Saturday Punch had on January 24 written to the CCB asking for copies of asset declaration forms of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige; Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola (SAN); Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu; and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Other office holders Saturday Punch sought for their declaration forms from the CCB were Minister of Information and Culture, Lai...
Atiku Reacts To CJN Onnoghen’s Petition in CCB
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Atiku Reacts To CJN Onnoghen’s Petition in CCB

A Clarion Call In Defence Of Our Constitution I have received the news of the sudden charges about to be filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, with apprehension and suspicion especially as such a move against the head of an arm of our government is coming so close to an election in which the Buhari administration has shown growing desperation. My suspicions are further exacerbated by the fact that the Buhari government is pressuring an independent and self governing arm of government with the aim of getting CJN Walter Onnoghen to resign or be pushed aside. I stand on the side of the rule of law and believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty and note that a media trial is no trial. If Justice Walter Onnoghen is guilty of the charges ab...
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu Reacts To FG’s Move To Confiscate His Assets
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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu Reacts To FG’s Move To Confiscate His Assets

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the Federal Government's request to the Federal High Court in Abuja to temporarily seize some properties belonging to him for allegedly failing to declare the assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau. NO ASSET TO FORFEIT My attention has been drawn to a Motion Exparte filed by Festus Keyamo Chambers on behalf of the so-called Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property for an order to it temporarily forfeit assets it claimed the Senator I did not declare with the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB. However, I wish to state unequivocally that I declared all my assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau as required by law. The so-called Panel sought and obtained my Assets Declaration Forms, but could not look at...
Buhari, Osinbajo Violate Nigerian Laws In New Board Appointments
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Buhari, Osinbajo Violate Nigerian Laws In New Board Appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, breached the provisions of the constitution in the recent reconstitution of the Board of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), PREMIUM TIMES can report. The duo also showed disregard for court processes by ignoring the pending suits on the dissolution of the former Board of CCB at the Court of Appeal and the National Industrial Court (NIC). Mr. Buhari had, on November 29, forwarded the names of 10 nominees and copies of their curriculum vitae to the Senate for confirmation. The nominees and their states of origin are Muhammad Isah (Jigawa State, North West) who will serve as chairman; Murtala Kankia (Katsina, North West); Emmanuel Attah (Rivers, South-South); Danjuma Sado (Edo, South-South); and Ubolo Okpanachi (Kogi, North Central)....
Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe
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Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe

Names of some high profile individuals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been revealed. The Punch, in a report, said a list it obtained contained the names of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The names are in the list of high-profile cases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public officers still being investigated by the EFCC as of August 2017. The list was recently sent by the EFCC to the Attorney General of the Federation and M...
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Osinbajo Directs PenCom, CCB, ICPC Chiefs To Resume Pending Senate Confirmation

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty. The Permanent Secretary and Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the appointees are directed to resume duties in acting capacities pending their confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said that the appointment was to ensure that there was no vacuum in certain important Federal Institutions. The appointees are as follows: in the National Pension Commission, we have Alhaji Ali Usman Ahmed – Acting Chairman, Mr. Funso Doherty – ...
FG Increases Saraki’s Charges From 16 To 18, Case Adjourned To February 23
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FG Increases Saraki’s Charges From 16 To 18, Case Adjourned To February 23

The Nigerian government has applied for an amendment of the 16 count criminal charge leveled against Senate president, Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja on Wednesday. The CCT panel permitted Saraki to enter his plea to the fresh charge by 1:30pm. Dr. Saraki was docked before the CCT on September 22, 2015, on a 13-count charge and latter re-arraigned on April 28, 2016, on an amended 16-count corruption charge. FG alleged that he made false/anticipatory declaration of assets, operated foreign accounts while in office as Kwara State governor between 2003 and 2011, as well as collected governorship salary four years after his tenure had elapsed. FG had earlier called two witnesses that testified against the defendant before the tribunal. At the resum...
Anti-Corruption Unit Files Petition Against Abdulmumin Jibrin For Operating Five Foreign Accounts
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Anti-Corruption Unit Files Petition Against Abdulmumin Jibrin For Operating Five Foreign Accounts

The Anti-corruption unit of the National Youth Council of Nigeria on Monday, December 5 submitted a petition against Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin. In the fresh petition, the group provided details of five foreign bank accounts Jibrin is alleged to operate in violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 7 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, which “prohibits public officers from maintaining or operating accounts in any country outside Nigeria.” The council also petitioned the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; and the CCB, demanding the prosecution of Jibrin. The petition to the House was addressed to the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and presented to the ...
Senate Probes CCB Over Contract Scam
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Senate Probes CCB Over Contract Scam

The Senate on Tuesday ordered a comprehensive investigation on the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over allegation of dumping its N8billion permanent site for the purchase of a nine-storey building in Abuja worth N4 billion. Senate therefore mandate its committees on FCT, Public Petition and Procurement as well as Ethics and Privileges to investigate the veracity of the allegation levelled against the anti-graft agency. The decision of the Senate followed a Point of Order from the Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Dino Melaye who drew the upper chamber’s attention to what he maintained “undermines the law of the country and breed corruption”. He alleged misappropriation and abuse of due processes in two separate contracts amounting to N8 billion and N4.4 billion each for the purpose ...