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Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Islie: 2:57pm On Jun 19, 2019
The human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has accused the state governments, especially those being controlled by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), of insincerity in the fight against corruption in the country.

He said that was why none of them (except Kano State) out of the 20 states being controlled by the party, constituted a formal structure to fight corruption.

Falana stated this, on Tuesday, in Kano, while delivering a keynote paper at a two-day stakeholders’ dialogue on corruption in Nigeria.

The programme, organised by the ActionAid Nigeria, with the theme: “Enhancing Citizens’ Effective Participation in the Fight Against Corruption,” has representatives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission(ICPC), National Orientation Agency and so forth, as discussants.

According to Falana, only Kano State among all the 20 APC controlled states and indeed in the entire country that has been able to establish Anti- Corruption Commission as an agency to fight corruption at the state level.

“But if we are to fight corruption effectively as a country, the job shouldn’t be only that of the Federal Government, ” he said. “Even at the federal level too, Federal Government has too much control over EFCC and ICPC such that they are selective in their probes.”

Falana however, believes that even at that, what government would need to be more concerned about is wealth creation rather than pursuing corruption here and there.

He also asked Federal Government to give at least N1 billion each from the N606 billion recovered through the whistleblowing policy and other looted funds to every local government council for development purposes.

He said Nigeria real problem started with the introduction of the Structural Adjustment Programme by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida in 1986 when public assets were sold to wealthy individuals who he said had no interest of the masses at hearts.

He, however, urged citizens to start demanding for their rights as enshrined in the constitution from public office holders rather than folding their hands watching, saying that is the only way to cause real development in the country.

Earlier, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaint and anti- Corruption Commission, Malam Magaji Rimingado, on a sideline, said, his led agency is only awaiting the police findings on the recent case of Gorila swallowed N6.8 million and that of robbery incident at the state zoological garden.

He said once the police concluded their investigations on a case of robbery at the place, the agency would find out why such huge amount of money should be kept in the zoo when it is not a bank and ensured it gets to the root of the matter.

On why his led commission spared the state governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje , from investigation and possible prosecution over an alleged bribery collection from state contractors, he said apart from the fact that governor had immunity covering him from such action, the commission was not carried along by the journalists who investigated the governor.

On her part, country’s director, ActionAid, Nigeria, Mrs Ene Obi, said the issue of corruption in government circle and also in private sector was not only disturbing but increasingly killing us to death as a country.

She said corruption had distorted competition and trade, reduced investments and slowed development, widened economic and social inequalities, heightened injustice and insecurity and that it was high time for citizens to rise up and demanded accountability, especially from the public office holders across tiers of government.



https://tribuneonlineng.com/219678/

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by SpatialKing(m): 2:59pm On Jun 19, 2019
FTC

APC lead states :
They are the masters of corruption in Nigeria
They are the designers of corruption programs
They are the implementors of strategic corruptions
Hence, how do you expect them to fight corruption..

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Johnnyessence(m): 3:04pm On Jun 19, 2019
why will they fight corruption when their clueless and tyrant leaders buhari, Tinubu and Co are heavily corrupt to withstand. I'm asking when is Efcc investigating Aregbese that drawn the economy of osun state? when is Efcc and icpc investigating him. Buhari's a clueless fraudster that will never investigate his party members.

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Racoon(m): 3:08pm On Jun 19, 2019
"....(Falana) stressed that other than Kano State, other APC controlled states are insincere in their anti-corruption fight..."
shocked With the all the iberiberism that Gov.Gandollar is doing in Kano? Is Falana well @ all

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by TemmyT002(m): 3:09pm On Jun 19, 2019
Hmmmmm.
Deep
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Sultty(m): 3:09pm On Jun 19, 2019
Is he trying to be sarcastic Kano

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Nobody: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
Kano?

This is a sarcastic post

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by chukwuibuipob: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
cool
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Nobody: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
Isn't that the state where gorilla swallowed money and their governor vomits money from his shokoto? undecided

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Dee60: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
I was one of those who thought that APC could bring some change.

Shamefully, the party is as selfish and self-centred as others.

Insurgency spreading to the whole country - No comment from them!

Highly corrupt and grossly inefficient embassies around the world - No comment!

Nigerians find it difficult to get visas and even as difficult to get the passports of their own country - No comment!

Government agencies accross board alleged to be demanding for incentives before carrying out their official duties - No comment!

LASTMA handed powers to impound people's vehicles because they want to collect money for road-worthiness on vehicles that they dont even know if they exist - No comment!

Companies paying suffocating taxes - No comment!

Roads to Apapa port still have gridlocks despite executive orders - No comment!

Towns taken over by BH and BH now collecting taxes and providing services as alleged - No comment!

Weeks after swearing in ceremony, no ministers announced - No comment!

Killer herdsmen alleged to have invaded forests around the country - No comment.

What is our sin in this country?

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by cloudgroup(m): 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
crap

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by IamPatriotic(m): 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
Falana dey fall hands, what kind of paradox is that Ganduje fighting corruption?

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
He also asked Federal Government to give at least N1 billion each from the N606 billion recovered through the whistleblowing policy and other looted funds to every local government council for development purposes.


Falana however, believes that even at that, what government would need to be more concerned about is wealth creation rather than pursuing corruption here and there.

Can you just imagine what is coming out from the mouth of a SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA!!
See Baba Falz talking from both corners of his mouth!

In one breath 'what government would need to be more concerned about is wealth creation rather than pursuing corruption here and there'.

In another breath ' Falana also asked Federal Government to give at least N1 billion each from the N606 billion recovered through the looted funds to every local government'!!

So how will they see the money to share in the first place if they should not fight corruption or stop pursuing corruption in his own words?!

Some old men dey fall hands for dis our nation sha!
#Confused!!

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by PreciousProsper: 3:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
True
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Auxtin85(m): 3:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
No APC state is fighting corruption

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by NASTYNASOSO: 3:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
SpatialKing:
They are the masters of corruption


HMMMMMMMMMMM

REALLY, BUT HOW?

PLEASE JIST US HOW ITS DONE.
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Smile4daddy(m): 3:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
True talk
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by etha15: 3:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
Their Governor is till king odf corruption
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by myddmodnabastard: 3:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
kano dey fight wetin after gandollar video falana must be joking

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Bluffly: 3:12pm On Jun 19, 2019
He never said Kano is the only APC state fighting corruption. He only said that is the state that established a constituted structure to fight corruption. But in truth and reality none is fighting corruption.
Op is only being sensational

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Beulah77: 3:12pm On Jun 19, 2019
Falana, Thats the most corrupt state in the country na

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by Olayinka8793(m): 3:12pm On Jun 19, 2019
Wonders shall never end, the same Kano with Gandollar as governor?
I laugh in kwarruption.

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by nairalee(m): 3:12pm On Jun 19, 2019
Lol @ only kano fighting corruption and they have a Dollar-Vaulted_Agbada wearing governor

Or is he speaking in opposites

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by athaboi(f): 3:13pm On Jun 19, 2019
We are finished...no one to speak for the Nigerian people. Nobody is honest any longer not even activists, god help us
Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by greenguy: 3:13pm On Jun 19, 2019
Haaaa, Baba don f*ckup!!

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by tenry(m): 3:13pm On Jun 19, 2019
The same Kano where Gorilla recently swallowed $19,000 in a public zoo? Egbon Femi, deliver your lecture and collect your honorarium from Mr Gandola and leave Kano.

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Re: Falana: No APC-Controlled State Is Fighting Corruption, Except Kano by ajayiopy: 3:15pm On Jun 19, 2019
IamPatriotic:
Falana dey fall hands, what kind of paradox is that Ganduje fighting corruption?
SO YOU WANT HIM TO SAY OTHERWISE SO THAT GANDOLLAR CAN ARRANGE BH TO BOMB HIM?

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