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UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by 2mercy: 8:04am On Mar 06
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•Urges agencies to cooperate

•NNPC recovers N771m from dubious petroleum marketers

Chineme Okafor in Abuja



Nigeria’s attempts at stemming the tides of official corruption for years now have been hampered by the inability of the various government agencies set up for this purpose, to work collectively and in unison, the British Council, which is an agency of the government of the United Kingdom (UK), has said.

According to the British Council, anti-corruption agencies of Nigeria such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB); Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) which recently got independence from the EFCC, have continued to work in silos, thus frustrating the fight against corruption.

The Programme Manager of the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme of the British Council, Mr. Uche Emmanuel, stated this at a workshop organised for anti-corruption agencies and law enforcement officers by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI); European Union (EU) and the British Council, yesterday in Abuja.

The disclosure equally came at a time the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), stated that it had recovered assets worth over N771 million from some oil marketers who had under-paid it for petroleum products supplied to them from Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Kaduna Depot.

Speaking at the workshop which was initiated to educate anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies on the need to push further NEITI’s mandate in Nigeria’s extractive sectors, Emmanuel noted that most often the anti-corruption agencies take up isolated and high profile corruption cases without recourse to each other for cooperation.

“The challenge is that most of us continue to work in silos. Most of the agencies that have been instituted to fight corruption, not just work in silos but many of them are working at what I call the micro level.

“They are so fixated on their primary mandate, and I said this to them at the EFCC in-house retreat they had last week, that they are so fixated on their primary mandate and forget the big picture,” said Emmanuel in his assessment of the country’s anti-corruption fight.

He added: “Several times we could get so fixated pursuing one very high level corruption case, pursuing one highly exposed person forever and get all the media attention, but you are set up to impact a country of 200 million people, and so one isolated mega case will not take us to where we are going, and you cannot do it in a silo. Nobody is an island; you definitely need to work with people.”

Also speaking at the meeting, the Executive Secretary of the NEITI, Mr. Waziri Adio, stated that NEITI’s work of identifying revenue leakages in the extractive sector have yielded minimal results as regards stemming the tides because these law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies do not take interest in its periodic reports.

Adio explained that the agencies could for instance take up NEITI’s recent report on monies Nigeria has not been able to gain from its failure to review a 1993 production sharing contract (PSC) regulation despite existing clauses that guarantee such review.

Adio said: “We need to come to the table with knowledge. Our job in NEITI is to produce reports and we have done that and put in the public domain. Where our work stops is where the works of others start, but does that happen all the time? Not necessarily.

“We would love a situation where we can go beyond just the reports, stimulate the debate, implement reforms, investigate and prosecute. We need to put a price on bad behaviour. We need to collaborate to ensure these bad practices stop. And we can look at it from an output-input framework. Our work as important as it is, if you don’t use it, it is then useless.”

Meanwhile, the NNPC said in a statement sent by its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, that the recovered assets from dubious oil marketers, was done with supports from the Department of State Security Services (DSS); EFCC; and ICPC.

It said its anti-corruption committee, led by Mr. Mike Balami, brought in forensic experts to uncover the shady deals by some of the marketers affected.

The statement quoted Balami to have stated that some of the assets recovered included filling stations; water factories and six sports utility vehicles.
Balami added that the forensic investigation would be extended to other petroleum products depots across the country.

According to him, it was established that the affected marketers lifted petroleum products from the PPMC Kaduna depot without evidence of payment and when confronted with the evidence they admitted to the offence and failed to pay their liabilities.

He equally explained that NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, was passionate about stopping all the leakages in the corporation, stressing that the forfeited assets would be handed over to NNPC Corporate Asset Boarding and Disposal Committee (CABDC) for immediate disposal.

Balami noted that investigations into lifting of petroleum products without evidence of payment would continue. He thus urged all relevant stakeholders to support the anti-corruption committee to recover such monies outside NNPC’s system.
He claimed this was the first time the NNPC would be taking over assets forfeited by marketers who defaulted in their terms of engagement.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/03/06/uk-nigerias-anti-corruption-fights-frustrated-by-efcc-others/amp/

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by orion7: 8:07am On Mar 06
not efcc. but buhari


buhari is the one frustrating the war against corruption

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by slivertongue: 8:19am On Mar 06
EFCC SEEM TO BE THE PILLAR AND WHAREHOUSE OF CORRUPTION. MAJORITY OF THEIR STAFF ARE SAID TO BE LEAVING LARGE

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Paperwhite(m): 8:45am On Mar 06
This is what happen when a supposed independent agent of govt have rather choose to be its lapdog/ agent of govt victimization of real/imaginary enemies while the head of the organization wears a sitting president campaign paraphernalia on the lapel of his suit.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by SenatePresdo(m): 10:59am On Mar 06
Corruption cannot fight corruption.
EFCC has always been corrupt.

What The president uses them for is to fight his political opponents in a Democratical government.
But funny enough majority of the illiterates and Educated fools in the country will be applauding him.

Oh Nigeria.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by festacman(m): 11:00am On Mar 06
Overly protection of one's official 'territory', influence, and authority is reflection of the typical mentality of average public servant in Nigeria. They operate with this air of 'this is my territory. It is my time. Allow me do my thing'. It is an anti-development attitude that comes from unnecessary ego and unwillingness to share the stage. Most top public officers in Nigeria see themselves as 'executive governors' of their organizations complete with retinue of assistants. Things need to change because all related agencies need to see the big picture and synergise for set goals to be achieved. If it is necessary, NASS should consider a legislation towards that.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Moreoffaith(m): 11:00am On Mar 06
How we fight corruption in Nigeria.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by NOETHNICITY(m): 11:00am On Mar 06
UK ur opinion is irrelevant

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by theoldpretender(m): 11:01am On Mar 06
Basically the report says that if efcc, code if conduct, ICPC ET Al work together, or coordinate together... the fight against corruption will go on better

Before 9/11, in the USA, the FBI, CIA, etc were each off doing their thing, and that is how they missed catching the Sept 11 bombers. Lessons learned led to the establishment of the US Department of Homeland Security to coordinate all the activities of these agencies.

Time we established a similar organization for the Corruption fight. EFCc, ICPC, Ccbb should be under a Ministry of Anti Corruption Activities or just under the Ministry of Internal Affairs

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by seyigiggle: 11:02am On Mar 06
day just break? grin grin grin

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Pascopele: 11:02am On Mar 06
When fuel subsidy cost N600billion at 87naira per litre,it was corruption. Now, it's N2.95trillion at 145naira per litre there's no corruption. No protest, no outrage. Truth is, the Buhari effect on Nigerians is no longer ordinary, it is now spiritual!!!


Jonathan:
Petrol - #87 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #600 Billion
Nigerians - GEJ is a thief. GEJ MUST go!

Buhari:
Petrol - #145 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #2.95 Trillion
Nigerians - Buhari has integrity.
He's a honest man. He's fighting corruption.

Our Mumu is on "Microwave Mode" . e dey hot

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by penukz2015(m): 11:02am On Mar 06
Afraid to say it's buhari.. what a country

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by UceeGod(m): 11:03am On Mar 06
Not EFCC but the system

Nigeria operates on a corrupt and ineptitude system. The political class that call themselves the elite are enjoying the system and aren't willing the alter the status quo.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by SEGLIZ: 11:04am On Mar 06
orion7:
not efcc. but buhari



buhari is the one frustrating the war against corruption

how is that?
I'm quite amazed and I would like to know.
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Nobody: 11:04am On Mar 06
Lol, the British banks have started to feel the heat from our Anti-corruption battle.

No more free pounds going into their economy.

The airports and our borders are very tight.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by jchioma: 11:05am On Mar 06
grin

CALLING BUHARI A MAN OF INTEGRITY IS AS GOOD AS CALLING A PROSTITUTE A VIRGIN.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by freemanbubble: 11:06am On Mar 06
Okay
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by frankson1(m): 11:06am On Mar 06
NOETHNICITY:
UK ur opinion is irrelevant


I didn't read through after seeing one Okafor.
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by nke001: 11:07am On Mar 06
This is Next Level!

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Nobody: 11:08am On Mar 06
Pascopele:
When fuel subsidy cost N600billion at 87naira per litre,it was corruption. Now, it's N2.95trillion at 145naira per litre there's no corruption. No protest, no outrage. Truth is, the Buhari effect on Nigerians is no longer ordinary, it is now spiritual!!!


Jonathan:
Petrol - #87 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #600 Billion
Nigerians - GEJ is a thief. GEJ MUST go!

Buhari:
Petrol - #145 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #2.95 Trillion
Nigerians - Buhari has integrity.
He's a honest man. He's fighting corruption.

Tell them

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Bizibi(m): 11:08am On Mar 06
Admin401:
Lol, the British banks have started to feel the heat from our Anti-corruption battle.

No more free pounds going into their economy.

The airports and our borders are very tight.
airports and borders are tight......smh.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Cabble4(m): 11:09am On Mar 06
What do you expect when the Lifeless one has them as his lapdogs to go after his enemies.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by graccce: 11:09am On Mar 06
Hmm
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Nobody: 11:11am On Mar 06
Seems UK is more interested in Nigeria's affairs these days than it is with the political tsunami called brexit.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by Buharifanatic: 11:11am On Mar 06
Author of the post? An Igbo man


Una no dey tire
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by theoldpretender(m): 11:13am On Mar 06
Pascopele:
When fuel subsidy cost N600billion at 87naira per litre,it was corruption. Now, it's N2.95trillion at 145naira per litre there's no corruption. No protest, no outrage. Truth is, the Buhari effect on Nigerians is no longer ordinary, it is now spiritual!!!


Jonathan:
Petrol - #87 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #600 Billion
Nigerians - GEJ is a thief. GEJ MUST go!

Buhari:
Petrol - #145 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #2.95 Trillion
Nigerians - Buhari has integrity.
He's a honest man. He's fighting corruption.

Our Mumu is on "Microwave Mode" . e dey hot

1.What was the level of fuel consumption between 2011 and now. If fuel consumption was static, I would have given you some kudos..

2.Part of the trillions Bubu paid included left over debts from the previous administration.

3.The reason why we had the debts was because subsidy is unsustainable.

4.In 2012,GEJ, seeing the comming increases in subsidy spending, tried to remove subsidy by increasing prices to 140. Nigerians unwisely said no, and thus we ended up with the trillions under Bubu.

5.Bubu is still paying subsidy because if he followed GEJ and removed it completely, fuel will retail for 250 and above. Long term, investment increases and the price comes down via competition which is what GEJ was envisioning, but short term, it would hit Nigerians in their pocket, leading to APC being kicked out of power. (some people voted out PDP for raising prices from 65 to 97 naira.

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by michoim(m): 11:15am On Mar 06
Fake news. EFCC cannot frustrate itself
Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by valentineuwakwe(m): 11:16am On Mar 06
What do you expect and why will it not be frustrated? when the EFCC have derail from its original plan and purpose...ITS now a tool for fighting the opposition and anyone criticising the gov't of the day. ....

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by tj2018: 11:23am On Mar 06
Pascopele:
When fuel subsidy cost N600billion at 87naira per litre,it was corruption. Now, it's N2.95trillion at 145naira per litre there's no corruption. No protest, no outrage. Truth is, the Buhari effect on Nigerians is no longer ordinary, it is now spiritual!!!


Jonathan:
Petrol - #87 per Ltr.
Subsidy - #600 Billion
Nigerians - GEJ is a thief. GEJ MUST go!

Buhari:
Petrol - #145 per Ltr.

Big Lie, Subsidy during goodluck was 1.2 trilion in 2011 check you fact he nevelr paid anything like 600b, dont play down the role of the current exchange rates.
Subsidy - #2.95 Trillion
Nigerians - Buhari has integrity.
He's a honest man. He's fighting corruption.

Our Mumu is on "Microwave Mode" . e dey hot

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Re: UK: Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fights Frustrated By EFCC, Others by OlawaleSmarter1(m): 11:23am On Mar 06
UK why?

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