…No, lawmakers to blame, says CACOL

Published On: Wed, Dec 11th, 2013


The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has told the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal to blame the legislators for the pervasive corruption in the country.
Tambuwal had, on Monday said that the body language of President Goodluck Jonathan did not indicate that he has the political will to stem corruption in the country.
The Speaker also decried President Jonathan’s penchant for setting up committees to probe corruption allegations and what he termed, “the culture of undue secrecy surrounding the operation of government.” Reacting to this statement, CACOL chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran censured the Speaker, over his comment that President Jonathan has been encouraging corruption in the country and attributed the alarming rate of corruption proliferation in the country to, not only the executive, but also the legislative arm of the government. Continue reading “…No, lawmakers to blame, says CACOL”

Anti-Corruption Day: CACOL tasks FG on anti-graft agencies

Culled from Nigerian Pilot
Tuesday, Decmeber 10, 2013

As the annual World Anti-Corruption Day was marked yesterday globally, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to step-up fight against corruption through the operation and legal enhancement of the various anti-corruption agencies in the country, saying that motivation would help combat the corruption epidemic ravaging the society.

Speaking during anti-corruption tour organised by CACOL in Lagos yesterday to mark the World Anti-Corruption Day, CACOL executive chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran, bemoaned the alarming state of corruption in the country, urging anti-graft and security agencies to expedite actions on the allegations of official corruption levelled against many state actors, be it at federal, state and local government level. Continue reading “Anti-Corruption Day: CACOL tasks FG on anti-graft agencies”

Graft: Ribadu, rights groups, APC back Tambuwal

December 11, 2013 by Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Friday Olokor, Ihuoma Chiedozie and Ade Adesomoju 337 Comments

Culled from The PUNCH
Wednesday, |December 11, 2013
The   All Progressives Congress, the Campaign for Democracy, the  Human Rights Agenda Network  and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu,  on Tuesday  told President Goodluck Jonathan  to see  the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu  Tambuwal’s criticism of  his administration’s anti-graft war as a wake-up call.

They said the criticism should not be dismissed with a wave of the hand  because  it came from the speaker, who is not only a Peoples Democratic Party member like Jonathan, but  the nation’s number four citizen.

Tambuwal had at an event organised by the Nigerian Bar Association to mark the 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja on Monday , said the President’s body language did not show he had the political will to stem graft in the country. Continue reading “Graft: Ribadu, rights groups, APC back Tambuwal”

A voice against legalization of corruption

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Culled from Daily Independent

Monday, December 02, 2013

Whatever anyone might think or say, I am of the opinion that corruption is the biggest threat to the survival of this country called Nigeria. The law of the land abhors corruption. A lot of people have openly spoken against it, but yet quite a few are prepared to lead the fight against the menace, albeit, genuinely. The government in recognition of the need to fight the menace established two anti-corruption agencies, the ICPC and EFCC to lead the war against corruption by investigating and prosecuting persons found to have cooked the book one way or the other. How well the agencies have performed in the discharge of their duties is not the issue for discuss here today, but the attempt by some persons in the parliament to legalize corruption using the instrument of law. Continue reading “A voice against legalization of corruption”



The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has lauded the commencement of the trial of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his personal assistant, Oyebode Atoyebi, for alleged money laundering.

Both Ikuforiji and Atoyebi are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for 54 counts of receiving over N500m from the Lagos State House of Assembly without passing through a financial institution between April 2010 and July 2011. Continue reading “KUFORIJI: CACOL LAUDS COMMENCEMENT OF TRIAL, URGES EFCC TO INVESTIGATE EVERY ARM OF LAGOS STATE”