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Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Gbawe: 11:20am On Dec 31, 2014
http://www.punchng.com/news/jonathan-not-fighting-corruption-ex-icpc-chair/


Jonathan not fighting corruption – Ex-ICPC chair

A former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi and the Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission, Nigerian Bar Association, Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) have said that the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is not serious in the fight against corruption.
The two decried the increasing rate of corruption in the country, saying nothing tangible and substantial was being done to address the trend.
They spoke in interviews with journalists on the sidelines of the public lecture on “Corruption – the bane of our society,” organised by the Amicus International Club in Ilorin , the Kwara State captal, on Tuesday.

Akanbi, who is a former President of the Court of Appeal said corruption, kidnapping and other societal ills were on the increase in the country and that government institutions and the judiciary were not helping in curbing corruption.
Akanbi said, “Honestly, I do not see what is being done about corruption now. I ask myself these questions: Does it mean that all the governors are corruption-free? Does it mean all the legislators are corruption-free? Does it mean the judiciary is corruption free? We know that it is happening but people are not being arrested, no action is being taken and the end result is that people accept bribe with impunity now.
“At least, if they had taken few people to court, we would have known that something is being done. There is a general lull and the fight against corruption has gone down completely.

“Now, when you look at many people wanting to be governors, is it because they want to serve their people or that they want to go and chop? It is apparent that many of them want to enrich themselves because they know that when you go there you make money and become wealthy, ditto going to the legislature. Yet people are suffering; there is no development. Corruption, kidnapping and other ills of the society have gone on the ascendency.
“Honestly, in case of the governors, who have been arrested? We know about Oduahgate and the billions of naira that Sanusi alleged was missing. The terrible thing is that the judiciary is not helping.

“The indices are that the moments are dark, the clouds have thickened, corruption is escalating.”
Ali said that Jonathan’s administration was not fighting corruption at all and urged Nigerians to know that corruption makes all the citizens poorer in the short and long run.

He said, “I have said this long time ago, there is no drive against corruption by the current government and that is quite obvious because the President believes that there is no corruption in Nigeria. He believes that what is going on is petty stealing.
“So, if he doesn’t believe there is corruption, you can’t hold him for not driving any anti-corruption war. If somebody doesn’t believe there is a problem then he would not be obliged to look for solution.”

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by MachineX(m): 11:22am On Dec 31, 2014
#RGT
Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by PassingShot(m): 11:23am On Dec 31, 2014
We already know this fact. Only the corrupt and those blinded by bigotry have refused to see it.


The four sets of people that can vote for PDP according to Prof. Wole Soyinka comes to mind here:

(1) Those who are intellectually blind, - The unwise ones

(2) those who are blinded by ethnicity, - The bigots

(3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands, - The corrupt ones

(4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above terminal sicknesses"

TANoids in the house, please choose which one you belong.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 11:27am On Dec 31, 2014
Akanbi's record as ICPC chair is there for the world to see. Let him tell us how many convictions he secured during his time at the ICPC.

All we heard from him then was; 'more money, no money. ICPC is starved of cash!'

He should have learnt a thing or two from Nuhu Ribadu, whose commission was limited in jurisdiction to only economic crimes.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by PassingShot(m): 11:30am On Dec 31, 2014
whiterock:
Akanbi's record as ICPC is there for the world to see. Let him tell us how many convictions he secured during his time at the ICPC.

All we heard from him then was; 'more money, no money. ICPC is starved of cash!'


How much could he have achieved without the presidency bringing cases of corruption to his attention?

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by PassingShot(m): 11:35am On Dec 31, 2014
We need this at the front page please.

Obinoscopy, mukina2, seun and other super mods.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by dre11(m): 2:09pm On Dec 31, 2014
Can any conviction be gotten from a president that did say



Stealing is no corruption

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Gbawe: 2:16pm On Dec 31, 2014
whiterock:
Akanbi's record as ICPC is there for the world to see. Let him tell us how many convictions he secured during his time at the ICPC.

All we heard from him then was; 'more money, no money. ICPC is starved of cash!'

As usual, attack the messenger and ignore the message which is correct in its entirety. I hope you know that what you do here is something honourable and/or upright men would never do.

Better to say nothing than deploy the shameful and condemnable tactics of attacking the messenger alone with the intention of diverting attention away from the 100% correct message.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Gbawe: 2:53pm On Dec 31, 2014
@Topic.

Even in regards to corruption alone, minus everything else, GEJ deserves to be voted out. Pervasive corruption will always stifle the development and growth of any nation. Without tackling corruption, leadership effort in Nigeria simply resembles the futile attempt to gather water with a highly porous basket.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 4:09pm On Dec 31, 2014
Gbawe:


As usual, attack the messenger and ignore the message which is correct in its entirety. I hope you know that what you do here is something honourable and/or upright men would never do.

Better to say nothing than deploy the shameful and condemnable tactics of attacking the messenger alone with the intention of diverting attention away from the 100% correct message.


I am yet to see you condemn Buhari for asking his people to kill corpers and other Nigerians after he lost woefully to GEJ in the 2011 general elections. We know you are a lackey of the messenger, but, at least, attack the message and forget the messenger.

No man that has respect for life would condone that act.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 5:17pm On Dec 31, 2014
Great...these comments by both on GEJ stance or take on corruption are codification of facts at very high cerebral levels.
He must just go next year

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Beehshorp(m): 5:18pm On Dec 31, 2014
oga shut up jorh.. buhari e-fowl

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Codedrock(m): 5:18pm On Dec 31, 2014
Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by akpanikpe(m): 5:18pm On Dec 31, 2014
Yes we knw dat already, that's y we are replacing him come 2015 with GMB, incase u don't knw sir.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Matthewbriggs(m): 5:18pm On Dec 31, 2014
According to Transparency international, Under Jonathan Nigerian in I year we went from 31th most corrupt country to 39th. 8steps forward

What happened? Was there actually a successful fight against corruption or did other countries just become more corrupt.
Well, this is what happened.

There are two sides to the fight. Prevention and punishment . while little has been seen regarding punishment, a lot has been done to prevent corruption. from strict banking rules, to transparent contract award and execution to more professional procurement processes and proper accounting processes. CBN, Ministry of finance and other government agencies have improved their processes to a good extent.
Is 39th most corrupt nation worth celebrating? Not at all. but Rome was not built in a day as they say.

The sad part is that all this means nothing to the Public. proper record keeping is no news. they want someone to be hanged. they want a 'big' man to be humiliated. the people want blood. and in this regard, the government gave them nothing. No politician in jail. no body to ridicule. So all the good behind the scene work has no political value. OBJ administration had terrible processes. Corruption was huge, but he gave the public the ''punishment'' they craved. Even if it was mainly visited on his political opponents, the people loved it.
This government has actually done a lot, but punishment is the only way to show you are fighting corruption. They simply did not ''show working'', thereby exposing itself to the accusation of tolerating corruption. Don't just work, be seen to be working. Its also called ''eye service''.

- A.C

He is also the first Nigerian president to grant complete independence to the EFCC.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by eleojo23: 5:19pm On Dec 31, 2014
Akanbi, who is a former President of the Court of Appeal said corruption, kidnapping and other societal ills were on the increase in the country and that government institutions and the judiciary were not helping in curbing corruption.
Government does have a part to play in the fight against corruption. But truth be told, if the people are not ready to change their ways, nothing will change much.
We have a flawed value system that will not be corrected by just sending people to jail. Waiting for one man (whoever it is) to come and totally stamp out corruption is unrealistic.
Everybody has a role to play in the fight against corruption and it all starts with a change of values to embrace honesty and transparent dealings with one another.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by decode55(m): 5:19pm On Dec 31, 2014
undecided People just like talking anyhow in this country
Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 5:19pm On Dec 31, 2014
Jonathan is Corruption Personified!

Fact!!

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by TonYzeallY(m): 5:20pm On Dec 31, 2014
GEJ till Buhari name change to Esther...hehehehe grin

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Innodon(m): 5:20pm On Dec 31, 2014
na him mind.
Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 5:21pm On Dec 31, 2014
whiterock:



I am yet to see you condemn Buhari for asking his people to kill corpers and other Nigerians after he lost woefully to GEJ in the 2011 general elections. We know you are a lackey of the messenger, but, at least, attack the message and forget the messenger.

No man that has respect for life would condone that act.
where is your proof that Buhari told his people to kill corpers in 2011? Provide proof or STFU!!

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by mrofficial(m): 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
Jonathan is heartless. He's anti-people.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Roland17(m): 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
It's not enough to rant and build momentum online, when Febuary arrives we all have a patriotic/ civic duty of changing the direction our dear nation is heading by voting out this corrupt and irresponsible government..

If the opportunity avails itself here, there is no question, no iota of doubt or sentimental bias as to who I am proudly voting for..

Jonathan and his corrupt cronies should start seeking asylum in foreign lands if they want to be guaranteed freedom and peace of mind, because even the famous Otueke would reject it's own Dog

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Lilknight(m): 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
I don't knw y a sane and sum1 with a perfect mind vote jonathan/pdp.. Am not saying buhari/Apc is perfect also, but atleast let us give an intellectual a chance for better change. Jonathan has been doing it 4 6yrs widaut any significance, so try and vote someone else who we all think cn better nigeria. Though he too might not b good enough cos dats politics, buh let's jst give it a try...its called Try n error. Its probability, buh am pretty sure d man(hsc holder) will never fail us.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by iluvweed(m): 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
grin

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
THATS MORE THE REASON U SUD VOTE 4 GMB COMES 2015

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by jingh(f): 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2014
Are you expecting him to fight his elder brother.
Stealing is not corruption

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nobody: 5:23pm On Dec 31, 2014
jingh:
true
iluvweed:
grin
Lilknight:
D
mrofficial:
jingh post=29372551:
true
Innodon:
na him mind.
eleojo23:
[/quote][quote author=eleojo23 post=29372447]
SEE DEM grin grin
Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Nmeri17: 5:23pm On Dec 31, 2014
ehen!! you that fought how many battles did u win were u not all OBJ's errand boys?? you and Ribadu

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Brymo: 5:23pm On Dec 31, 2014
i av forgotten who said this self.
''corruption has found goodluck in Jonathan's administration''
one of the weakness of this govt is the peace corruption has in Nigeria.

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by DickDastardly(m): 5:24pm On Dec 31, 2014
Two hausa-fulani men continuing where sanusi stopped. There is no clear line in this Arewastan plot. Every northern hand is really on deck.
Btw, bastard akanbi should hae resigned when he observed this trash he yanned here. cool

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Re: Jonathan Not Fighting Corruption – Ex-ICPC Chairman. by Foxycarol(f): 5:24pm On Dec 31, 2014
How can he fight corruption when he himself is corrupt and all his cabinet are full of criminals. Some1 will now tell me 2 vote 4 him. NEVA. My vote goes 2 GMB. Sai Buari. If u know like am go HUG TRANSFORMER.
I don 4get say transformer sef no dey work.
Ok if u don't like it go chop poison

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