Corruption

Okowa Warned Against Using Delta Funds for PDP Campaign
Corruption, Elections, News, Nigeria

Okowa Warned Against Using Delta Funds for PDP Campaign

Following the announcement of Okowa as the running mate to PDP's presidential flagbearer, Atiku, Okowa has been warned against using state funds for the PDP campaign. The warning, which was delivered by the Director, Communications and Media Strategy of the APC Governorship campaign organisation, Ima Niboro, was said to be based on credible intel available to them. See Also: Breaking News: Atiku Picks Okowa Over Wike for VP According to Niboro, "the call became necessary in the light of credible intelligence at its disposal that the 2023 General Election is a PDP conduit pipe to loot the State." "The use of taxpayers’ funds and collective resources of Deltans to fund personal political ambitions was unacceptable, callous and inhuman. "It is sad that on a day the Rivers Stat...
South African Club Banned For Life After Beating Opponent 59-1
Corruption, News, South Africa, Sports

South African Club Banned For Life After Beating Opponent 59-1

A South African club in the lower division of the county’s football system, Matiyasi FC, has been banned for life after scoring fifty-nine goals in one match. Matiyasi FC, who were vying for promotion to the Provincial ABC Motsepe League, beat Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1, with forty-one of the goals scored as own-goals. A player who was recorded to have been given a red card in the first half was also recorded to have scored a goal in the second half. After the match, the South African Football Association (SAFA) regional office in Limpopo summoned Matiyasi FC and Nsami Mighty Birds to a disciplinary committee hearing on 25 May 2022 in Giyani. Read Also: Ghana Match-fixing: Ashanti Gold, Inter Allies Players, Officials Sanctioned Both teams were charged and found guilty of ...
Ramaphosa: I Have Never Stolen Money From Anywhere
Corruption, Crime, News, South Africa

Ramaphosa: I Have Never Stolen Money From Anywhere

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a robust defence of his integrity after he was accused of being involved in kidnapping and bribery. Last week, former spy chief Arthur Fraser said the case related to the alleged attempted theft of $4m (£3.2m) in 2020 at one of the president's properties and the alleged efforts to conceal what happened. The president then confirmed that there was a robbery at his farm in Limpopo "in which proceeds from the sale of game were stolen". But then questions were raised as to why he had that sum in cash. Talking to supporters at the weekend, Mr Ramaphosa explained that as a farmer he frequently bought and sold cattle and people often paid in cash. In addition, he denied that the amount stolen was anywhere near $4m. Read Also:...
Okorocha Gets Bail, Leaves EFCC Custody
Corruption, Finance, Judiciary, News, Nigeria

Okorocha Gets Bail, Leaves EFCC Custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a former governor of Imo State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Rochas Okorocha, to remain in custody until he perfects the conditions attached to his bail. Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order after admitting the ex-governor to bail in the sum of N500m and one surety in the like sum. Admitted also to bail by Justice Inyang Ekwo is his co-accused, Anyim Nyerere, who was sighted in a 17-count that majored on money laundering. For Nyerere, the court ordered that he should continue on the administrative bail granted him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for exhibiting good conduct while on bail. The court ordered that Okorocha’s surety must have a property in Abuja not below N500m and the ...
US Seizes Ex-Gambian Leader Jammeh’s $3.5m Mansion
Corruption, Gambia, Justice, News

US Seizes Ex-Gambian Leader Jammeh’s $3.5m Mansion

The US Justice Department says it has secured the forfeiture of a mansion bought by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh for $3.5m (£2.7m) with alleged corruption proceeds. The property in Potomac, Maryland, is said to have been acquired through a trust set up by his wife, Zineb Jammeh. It has now been forfeited to the US along with all rental income generated by the property since a complaint was filed in 2020, a statement by the department said. “The United States intends to sell the property, and recommend to the Attorney General that the net proceeds from the sale of the forfeited property be used to benefit the people of The Gambia harmed by former President Jammeh’s acts of corruption and abuse of office,” the department said. Read Also: FG Approves an NGO to M...
EFCC Operatives Storm Okorocha’s Abuja Residence, Arrest Him
Corruption, Finance, News, Nigeria

EFCC Operatives Storm Okorocha’s Abuja Residence, Arrest Him

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arrested the former Imo State governor and presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, at his Maitama, Abuja residence. Though the security operatives met stiff resistance from the supporters of the former governor, tear gas was fired to disperse them to effect the arrest. The anti-graft agency said it laid siege to the home of the former governor to arrest him, accusing him of jumping bail granted him by the commission. EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, said the move followed the refusal of Okorocha to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the commission. Read Also: EFCC Arrests Accountant General, Idris For Alleged N80b Fraud According to Uwujaren, th...
AFCON 2023: Kenya Miss Deadline To Take Part In Campaign
AFCON, Corruption, Kenya, News, Sports

AFCON 2023: Kenya Miss Deadline To Take Part In Campaign

Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, whose qualifying campaign is expected to start in early June. This is due to an ongoing ban from Fifa because of governmental interference in the running of the game. The East African nation expected that their ban would be lifted two weeks before their first Nations Cup qualifier if they were to take part in the 2023 campaign. However, as of the Saturday, May 21 deadline, the ban was still active. Read Also: 2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles Are Favourites To Qualify In Group A –Kalou The Harambee Stars had been due to play in Cameroon on 4 June before then hosting Namibia four days later. It means that Group C will now compromise Cameroon, Namibia and Burundi - with the top two qualifying for next year's tourn...
$4.7m Malawi Covid Fund Missing After Audit
Corruption, Covid-19, Finance, Malawi, News

$4.7m Malawi Covid Fund Missing After Audit

An audit into Covid spending in Malawi has found that around $4.7m (£3.7m) cannot be accounted for from $21m set aside to deal with the second phase of the pandemic. This is on top of $881m from the first phase that a 2020 audit showed had been spent irregularly or was not accounted for. After the first audit, President Lazarus Chakwera promised to crack down on the culprits and several officials were taken to court, though none of the cases have yet concluded. The latest investigation - a 66-page report by the country’s auditor general - lists the irregularities, which include undelivered medical supplies, allowances paid without attendance sheets and fuel acquired without official documentation. Read Also: Face Masks Now Optional, COVID-19 Restrictions To Go Soon – FG ...
Properties In Abuja, Lagos, London, Dubai Allegedly Linked To Arrested Accountant-General
Corruption, Finance, News, Nigeria

Properties In Abuja, Lagos, London, Dubai Allegedly Linked To Arrested Accountant-General

Properties across London, Dubai, Lagos and Abuja have been allegedly linked to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over N80 billion fraud. This was disclosed by a source in the anti-graft agency, who preferred anonymity, on Thursday. According to the source, the missing fund is actually more than N80 billion, as the agency only quoted the figure based on its current findings. The source said, “Though we are currently investigating the whole issue but it is certain that the said fraud is worth more than N80 billion. Read Also: EFCC Arrests Accountant General, Idris For Alleged N80b Fraud “It is true that some properties in London, Dubai, Lagos and Abuja are linked to the Accountant-Genera...
N80bn: Accountant-General’s Arrest Proves IPPIS is Fraud – ASUU
Corruption, Education, Finance, News, Nigeria

N80bn: Accountant-General’s Arrest Proves IPPIS is Fraud – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the arrest of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has buttressed its notion that IPPIS is fraud. The union said this while reacting to Idris’s arrest over alleged money laundering and diversion of N80bn. ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, speaking with DailyTrust, warned that the case should not be covered up, stating that IPPIS is just a fraud used by the Accountant-General to siphon funds and not control corruption. He said: “We have said it over and over again that IPPIS is a fraud. We’ve also said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, and they are using IPPIS to relocate all the fraud activities to one centre, which is the Accoun...