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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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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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Integrity Nigeria Radio Station

Listen to the official radio station of Integrity Organization with content covering the fight against corruption and social injustice in Nigeria. Stay tuned for radio documentaries, short plays, skits and music // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (function (win, doc, script, source, objectName) { (win.RadionomyPlayerObject = win.RadionomyPlayerObject || []).push(objectName); win[objectName] = win[objectName] ||

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For the CBN, have the Chickens finally Come Home to Roost?

So Nigeria has not fallen over because it was de-listed from the J.P Morgan Emerging Markets, Government Bond Index (EM-GBI). JP Morgan suggested that Nigeria’s foreign exchange regime has lacked desirable levels of liquidity and transparency; they also suggested that Nigeria lacked a fully functional two-way market. CBN refuted the JP Morgan claims avowing that all legitimate demands for forex are being met; all forex transactions now take place

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Who will minister at Buhari’s New Shrine?

Nigeria is a corporatist society – one in which the direction of State Policy is determined by the resultant of interests of the groups from politics, military, religion, traditional establishments, labour, business, civil society and so on, that manage to capture the State. The emergence of Muhammadu Buhari has threatened that status quo as it seems by fighting corruption and dismantling the structures used by various syndicates, he is laying

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Assembling to Share the National Cake?

What is the purpose of our National Assembly? To act as gatekeepers and toll collectors or to act as a check and balance to the other arms of government (Executive & Judiciary)? What primary function does legislation play in modern society and what therefore should we expect of Legislators? There has been widespread public uproar and debate since PREMIUM TIMES delivered an exposé, on August 18, on federal lawmakers’ pay. The packages of National

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