August 20, 2019
Six Chinese companies operating in Nigeria have incurred the wrath of the World Bank as they have been blacklisted over alleged fraud and corruption.
A publication on the the website of the bank listed the companies as CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and CCECC Nigeria Company Limited.
Others are China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited and CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited.
They are part of several companies blacklisted from different parts of the world by the procurement unit of the bank, in a publication titled ‘Procurement – World Bank Listing of Ineligible Firms and Individuals’.
They were accused of violating the...
By Dele Sobowale
He, who speaks without modesty, will find it difficult to make his words good.” Confucius, 551-479BC, Chinese philosopher.
…. He also runs the risk of making a mockery of himself. He was, and self-advertised, as a man who would come into office to fight corruption and deal with anyone found to be corrupt without fear or favour. On that promise, millions of Nigerians campaigned and voted for him. I did in 2011, when Lai Mohammed, his current Minister of Information was still a spokesman for a defunct political party called ACN.
In the months leading to the 2011 elections, Lai was the arrowhead of Buhari’s adversaries who told us that the man was “too old” (among other deficiencies they alleged) to lead Nigerians. Four years after, the same Lai, the spokesman of th...
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IG of Police Mr Ibrahim Idris
... Calls for impartial, exhaustive investigations
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The CSOs in a press release issued in Lagos yesterday and signed by Okechukwu Nwanguma of NOPRIN Foundation, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri of Spaces for Change and eighteen others recalled that in the past three months, through interviews in the media and on the floor of the Senate, Senator Misau had consistently accused the IGP of grand c...