News - Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption

Why Sagay Can’t Comment On FG’s Decision To Drop Goje’s Case

2 months ago /
Nation 

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has said that he cannot speak on the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to drop the prosecution of Gombe Central senator, Danjuma Goje, because he did not have details of the matter.

FG Set To Tackle Systematic Corruption – Osinbajo

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said that the Federal Government is ready to tackle systematic corruption haven contained massive looting.

Presidential Panel Wants Anti-Corruption Fight Taken To Grassroots

9 months ago /
Politics 

The Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, PAPAC, wants Nigerians to hold their leaders accountable if the country must make headway in the fight against corruption.

Experts Advocate More Government Action On Illicit Financial Flows

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government will need to do more in monitoring pricing by transnational so as to curb illicit financial flows from the country.

Federal Government Accepts Transparency International’s Corruption Index Rating

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Federal Executive says it has taken the country’s recent rating by anti-corruption watchdog transparency international in good faith.

FG Recovers $85m Mallabo Money

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of Justice Abubakar Malami says the country has recovered eighty-five million dollars from the controversial Mallabo oil deal racket from foreign accounts. Speaking at the pre-global forum on asset recovery  consultative meeting n Abuja, mallami said the feat was a bold step in government’s quest to repatriate the country’s stolen ...

Sagay Seeks ‘Stiff Punishment’ For Lawyers Frustrating Anti-Corruption Fight

2 years ago /
Nation 

Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,  Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), has advocated “stiff punishment for counsel, particularly Senior Advocates, who have turned obstruction and frustration of proceedings on high-profile corruption cases into an art.” Sagay said such punishment for SANs must include denial of the right of appearance in such high...

Lawmaker Who Sponsored Amnesty Bill For Looters Should Be Punished – Sagay

2 years ago /
Nation 

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has described the bill seeking to grant amnesty to looters in the House of Representatives as disgraceful. In a statement on Wednesday, Sagay said the sponsor of the bill, Mr. Linus Okorie should be punished. He said: “Now what shall...

Lawal's suspension was unavoidable, he violated public trust – Sagay

2 years ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company linked to him. “I think the suspensions are...

Sagay Insists Senate Has No Power To Summon Him

2 years ago /
Nation 

In a swift reaction to the Senate’s directive, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, has declared that the Senate has neither the power nor authority to summon him to appear before it. Professor Sagay told reporters that he cannot be intimidated by the lawmakers. He, therefore,...

Falana Asks Senate To End Reign Of Impunity In NASS

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has asked the presidency to “adopt decisive measures” to terminate what he has described as “the reign of impunity in the National Assembly”. In a statement, Mr Falana criticised the decision by the Senate not to screen the 27 newly appointed Resident Electoral...

Magu Can Serve Indefinitely, Presidential Committee Tells Buhari

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday. The committee further stated that Magu could continue in acting capacity indefinitely. It was learnt...

Osinbajo Calls For Adoption Of Anti-Corruption Models

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is calling on Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies to learn from the international communities on the model some “less corrupt” countries have used to curbthe menace in their country. Osinbajo, who described corruption as systemic and life threatening, also appealed to the international communities to assist Nigeria...

NDDC Bought Eight Vehicles For N560m – Sagay

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on Thursday, said corruption was omnipresent in the country with all segments being affected. He specifically indicted the Niger Delta Development Commission and the Nigeria Customs Service which he said are still enmeshed in corruption even under the...

FG Recovers 40 SUVs From Ex-Perm Sec.

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has recovered 40 vehicles including brand new SUVs and other brands, in possession of a former Federal Permanent Secretary. The revelation was made on Thursday by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while explaining President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategy in the fight against corruption in the...

Opposition Leaders In Rivers, Akwa Ibom Corrupted Judiciary – Sagay

2 years ago /
Nation 

Renowned lawyer, Itse Sagay (SAN), has said opposition leaders in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states corrupted the judiciary after the 2015 elections. Sagay said this in a statement on Thursday while reacting to allegations by two Supreme Court justices, who are under probe, that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, attempted...

EFCC Wants A Cut From Recovered Loot

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged a review of Nigerian laws to enable anti-graft agencies in the country retain a percentage of the loot recovered to fund their operations. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made the request at the   national anti-corruption conference organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee against...

Reps suspend plan to purchase exotic cars

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The House of Representatives has put on hold its plans to purchase 360 exotic cars for its members. Investigations showed that the funds to prosecute the purchase remained the main drawback for the House in taking a final decision on the controversial “utility” or “committee” cars. “Funding for the cars will come...

Buhari Declares War Against Corruption, Sagay heads 7-man Advisory Committee

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a 7-man Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption headed by Prof. Itse Sagay, professor of law and civil rights activist. This information is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday. The...