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Court Frees Gwarzo, Dismisses ICPC’s Suit Against Suspended SEC DG

Victory came the way of the suspended Director-General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, on Tuesday, as the FCT High Court dismissed a five-count charge of financial misconduct leveled against him by the Independent and Corrupt Practices and Other Related Commission (ICPC). Gwarzo was discharged and acquitted after his arraignment today by the ICPC before the court. The anti-corruption agency arraigned the embattled SEC boss alongside an Executive Commissioner in SEC, Zakawani Garuba, who!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Mounir Gwarzo, Suspended D-G of SEC Will Be Vindicated

When an accused tells the court that he is making a no-case submission, then it is time to review the case. That was what the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dr. Mounir Gwarzo told an FCT High Court Maitama last Thursday. Gwarzo was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, on five counts bordering on fraud. The evidence adduced by the prosecution to support the charge of fraud against Gwarzo is the proof…

Buhari Admits Failure Of Anti-Corruption In Some Agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted on Monday that gross corruption persists in the public sector despite efforts by his administration to sanitize the public sector in over three and half years that it assumed office. Buhari acknowledged this during his swearing-in of members of the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) this afternoon at the State House. The President swore in Professor Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the ICPC, while inaugurating eight new persons from Delta, Enugu, Anambra,…

Funds I Gave Lawan Were Provided By DSS – Otedola

Popular business mogul, Femi Otedola has disclosed that the $500,000 he offered as bribe to a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, was provided by the Department of State Services (DSS). He disclosed this in Abuja yesterday during the resumption of his testimony as a prosecution witness in the trial of Lawan before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo. Farouk Lawan who is being tried for allegedly demanding and accepting money from Otedola to remove his companies from the list of oil…

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Owasanoye As ICPC Chairman

The Senate, on Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The senate also confirmed eight others as members of the ICPC board. They are Grace Chinda from Delta, Okolo Titus (Enugu), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra), Olubukola Balogun (Lagos) and Justice Adamu Bello (Katsina). Others include Hannatu Muhammed (Jigawa), Abdullahi Saidu (Niger) and Yahaya Dauda (Nasarawa). The Senate also confirmed…

Buhari Must Debate

The vice presidential debate was very interesting. Yemi was good. Peter did well. They reeled out statistics and numbers, facts and figures, analysis and projections. Atiku may try to perform like Peter. But can you imagine Buhari imitating Yemi? But Buhari must debate. They must ask Buhari about Aisha’s lamentations. About the APC that collects nomination money from aspirants without any intention of allowing them to contest. About the billions Aisha’s ADC fleeced from people. And about the two unelected men that…

‘I’m Guilty,’ Ex-OAU Lecturer Professor Akindele Tells Court

Professor Richard Akindele, the former Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer accused of demanding for sex from a student in exchange for better grades has pleaded guilty. Professor Akindele had initially pleaded ‘not guilty’ but changed the plea to ‘guilty,’ at a resumed sitting today. Akindele, who is standing trial before a Federal High court in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on a four-count charge of corruptly asking for sexual…

EFCC Anti-corruption Marathon Race Lights Up Abuja Dec 10

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda are expected to flag-off the inaugural National Anti-Corruption Marathon, organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes (ICPC), Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and Fair Play International, on Monday, December 10, 2018 in Abuja. The half marathon race, tagged: “Abuja Marathon 2018” is in honour and support of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s fight against…

Sex For Marks Professor, Akindele Caught Chanting Incantation In Court

A former lecturer with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Richard Akindele, was on Tuesday, caught reciting incantation in a Federal High Court in Osogbo. Akindele, who is said to be a pastor, was dragged before the court for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Monica Osagie, to upgrade her scores to a pass mark. Akindele, through his lawyer, Francis Omotoso, had filed for a bail application but the prosecuting counsel for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences…

Sex-For-Marks: Court Denies OAU Lecturer Bail

A Federal High Court in Osogbo on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, charged with demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. Justice Maureen Onyetenu in her ruling ordered Akindele to be remanded in Ilesa Prison until Dec. 17. Onyetenu ordered the prosecution counsel from the ICPC to produce video evidence of the lecturer and his student having fun. Earlier, ICPC Senior Legal Officer, Mr Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the…
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