#BREAKING The FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja has sentenced former member of @HouseNGR, Farouk Lawan to 7 years imprisonment for demanding $3m bribe. The court further ordered the convict to restitute by paying back the $500k he collected from his victim. #CorruptionCase
#CorruptionCase A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an application of Slok Nigeria Ltd seeking to challenge its retrial in N7.6bn money laundering case involving former Governor of Abia State, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu. The case enters 5,123 days and was adjourned to 13/07/2021.
#CorruptionCase A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused the application of EFCC to amend charges in $9.7m & £74k money laundering trial involving Ex-GMD of NNPC, Dr Andrew Yakubu on the ground that it will amount to varying a subsisting judgement given by the Court of Appeal.
Highlight of #CorruptionCases
The Court of Appeal Divisions in Ibadan & Lagos have voided the convictions of former Deputy Chief Registrar of Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Omobola Adio, and Dismas Alu Adoon, who was convicted alongside former Exec. Dir. of NIMASA, Calistus Obi.
Highlight of #CorruptionCases
1. Ex-MD of defunct BankPHB, Francis Atuche sentenced to 6 yrs in jail alongside his co-defendant who got 4 yrs for stealing N25.7bn.
2. Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi of Delta North District was discharged & acquitted of N322m money laundering charges.
@Moh__Sarkee Ah, we even have @TransparencITng doing the work of documenting them.
For the launch of the updated @GlobPeaceIndex, join us for an expert round table discussion in cooperation with @ACLEDINFO on COVID-19 and insights into global trends in peace & conflict.
📅 June 17
⏰ 16:00 – 17:00 CEST
We strongly condemn the arrest of peaceful protesters against bad governance, insecurity & abuse of human rights.
PROTEST is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT of every Nigerian, and must be respected.
@NigeriaGov arrest of citizens is against the democratic values of #June12
I am deeply concerned to learn that the Nigerian government has announced that it is suspending twitter. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57363779 Many Nigerian accounts are doing great work for transparency and access to justice.
#TwitterBanInNigeria is against the fundamental rights of citizens & democratic voices demanding transparency & accountability in Nigeria.
We urge the @NigeriaGov to reverse the ban and respect freedom of expression, guard civic spaces & allow free access of information.
Does Nigeria need a Special Crimes Court?This explainer video looks at the bill sent to the National Assembly by the Executive seeking to legislate and establish Special Crimes Court to try corruption and financial crime cases, the idea behind the bill and if it will help in combating corruption.
Egmont Group Suspension of NFIUA short analysis of why Egmont Group suspends Nigeria's Financial Intelligence Unit, the consequences of the suspension on Nigeria and the way forward.
Voter Education on PVCA campaign to educate voters on PVC collection and voting in 2019 elections.