ICPC REPORT NEWS 

More than 200 Properties Recovered in Eight Months- ICPC Chairman

  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that it had recovered over 200 properties including plazas, bungalows and mansions, from suspected corrupt individuals in the last eight months. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who stated this at a meeting with the management of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), added that ICPC was on course to recover additional 100, to take the number of recovered properties to 300 before the end of the year. He further stated that the Commission…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

Pinnacle Communications Sues ICPC For A Billion Naira

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned a suit filed by Pinnacle Communications Limited (PCL) against the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) until November 6 for hearing. Pinnacle Communications in the suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/779/18 has asked the court to order ICPC to pay it N1 billion for unlawfully withholding its money domiciled in Zenith Bank without a valid court order. The matter was originally slated for hearing on Tuesday, but it could not hold due to the absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who was away…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

ICPC To Collaborate With Police In Tackling Corruption In The Police Force

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) has solicited the collaboration of the Nigerian Police to tackle corruption in the force. The ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, made the call when he led a management team of the commission to the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Muhammed Adamu in Abuja. The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Owasanoye cited the recent sting operation between the ICPC and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that led to the arrest of…

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ICPC REPORT 

ICPC retrieves N900b stolen constituency funds

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC),has uncovered and retrieved over N900billion diverted constituency project funds siphoned by federal lawmakers in 12 states. Its Commissioner in Kano, Mr Zayyanu Danmusa, revealed on Sunday in Kano, while unveiling  members of an anti-corruption group drawn from the 44 Local Government Areas of the state,in collaboration with  Community for Peace and Corrupt Free Society, Nigeria(CPCFS). He explained that most of the lawmakers connived with contractors and supervisory federal agencies to siphon funds budgeted for constituency projects meant to enhance the development…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

Whistle blower bags 2 years in prison over false information

Justice Angela Otaluka of an FCT High Court Apo on Monday sentenced a 29-year old whistleblower, James Urah, to two years in prison for giving false information with the intention to mislead the ICPC. The Judge, however, noted that the convict had spent two years in custody and as such, has been deemed to have served his sentence. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convict was charged to court in 2017 on a two-count charge of knowingly providing false information and giving a false name. He was prosecuted…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

No Items Were Recovered From My Constituency Office By The ICPC– Sen. Kashamu.

Sen. Buruji Kashamu,  a senator who represented Ogun East constituency in the eighth National Assembly, has described a claim that constituency projects were recovered from him by the ICPC as shameful. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) had in a statement released yesterday, claimed that it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA transformer meant for Ogun-East senatorial district from the senator. The ICPC said they had recovered the items from Kashamu’s Constituency Project Office in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. Kashamu who spoke through his Media Aide, Austin Oniyokor, on Friday,…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

Senate, presidency clash looms over projects’ probe

As the Senate resumes a new legislative session today following its nine-week recess, it could be embroiled in a face-off with the executive arm of government over alleged attempts by some anti-graft agencies to smear the image of the National Assembly. One of such issues, according to National Assembly sources, is the current investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) into alleged abuses in the execution of constituency projects. A recent disclosure by the anti-graft commission about having established cases of abuse and non-execution of contracts, even after money…

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ICPC ACADEMY GRADUATES POOL OF 49 INVESTIGATORS

The Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, Nasarawa State, the training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) has graduated a pool of forty-nine staff from its Basic Investigation and System Study Course Number 4. The graduands who are members of staff of the Commission were drawn from its various departments and units to undergo the 4-week course which contents were designed to equip participants with basic investigation skills and the capacity to conduct system study which is one of ICPC’s flagship corruption-prevention tools for…

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Sanitising the security vote

THE controversial issue of security vote came back to the front burner during the recent quarterly policy dialogue on accountability for security votes at the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Abuja when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Yusuf Buratai accused state governors of hiding behind their immunity to embezzle the vote. However, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, though tacitly admitting that his colleagues had often abused the fund, called for accountability. The security vote is definitely not in the Constitution…

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