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Highlights from the Symposium on Funding & Sustaining Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and the INTEGRITY Organization (Limited by Guarantee) held a symposium in Abuja on March 10th, 2016 (10h30 -13h00).  The aim of the symposium was to spark a debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in the Nigeria. For the fight against corruption to be effective and far reaching, there needs to be concrete ways of funding, driving and sustaining anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria

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PRESS RELEASE:Symposium on the Best Way to Fund and Sustain Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

ABUJA, MARCH 10, 2016. The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and the INTEGRITY Organization (Limited by Guarantee) will on this day hold a symposium intended to spark a debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in the Country. President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on corruption has been so clear that it is so often seen in his “body language.” Many perceive this administration’s fight against corruption to

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The Bane of Corruption in Business Practices in the Private Sector

Being Paper Presented at the 8th Annual Forum of The Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) and the Award Winners’ Lecture. Introduction Nigeria is the worlds’ 15th most corrupt nation, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index and people everywhere have learned to be extra cautious when doing business in or with Nigeria. Generally as a result of the 419 scourge, countries around the world are weary

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Nomination of Ministers: Art of the Possible?

So, after four months in office, Mr. Buhari finally presents a full list of ministerial nominees. The character of the two lists submitted to the Senate has been described as shocking, by Nigerians who voted overwhelmingly for change. The first list has 21 names most of which Change Activists appear uncomfortable with, and the second list has 16 names of relatively unknowns. How did President Buhari end up with a line up so out of character with

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Fixing the Trouble with Nigeria?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of leadership, despite lots of criticism, could well turn out to be just what Nigeria needs at this stage in her development. In Chinua Achebe’s 1983 book ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’, he states that social miracles could happen. He said this right after he famously and vehemently declared that “the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” If his assertion is true, then perhaps

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Foreward
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Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies. It undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish. This evil phenomenon is found in all countries—big and small, rich and poor—but it is in the developing world that its effects are most destructive.

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UNCAC Chapter VIII Final Provisions

Article 65.    Implementation of the Convention Each State Party shall take the necessary measures, including legislative and administrative measures, in accordance with fundamental principles of its domestic law, to ensure the implementation of its obligations under this Convention Each State Party may adopt more strict or severe measures than those provided for by this Convention for preventing and combating corruption.   Article 66.   

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Chapter VII: Mechanisms for Implementation
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Article 63.    Conference of the States Parties to the Convention A Conference of the States Parties to the Convention is hereby established to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States Parties to achieve the objectives set forth in this Convention and to promote and review its implementation. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the Conference of the States Parties not later than one year following the entry

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Chapter VI Technical Assistance and Information Exchange
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Article 60. Training and technical assistance Each State Party shall, to the extent necessary, initiate, develop or improve specific training programmes for its personnel responsible for preventing and combating corruption. Such training programmes could deal, inter alia, with the following areas: Effective measures to prevent, detect, investigate, punish and control corruption, including the use of evidence-gathering and investigative methods; Building

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Chapter V: Asset Recovery
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Article 51.    General provision The return of assets pursuant to this chapter is a fundamental principle of this Convention, and States Parties shall afford one another the widest measure of cooperation and assistance in this regard.   Article 52.    Prevention and detection of transfers of proceeds of crime Without prejudice to article 14 of this Convention, each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary, in accordance

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