Opinion

There Is No Development Without Financial Transparency, By Léonce Ndikumana

We, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), believe it is time for Africa to start addressing the question of transparency. Nigeria, for example, should require beneficial ownership registration in public registries. In Angola, she is known as “the Princess”; a smart and innovative businesswoman, famous for…
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Opinion

The Unending Battle for the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, By Umar Yakubu

The core functions of a FIU call for professionalism and objectivity in decision making, the timely processing of information, dissemination to appropriate authorities and strict protection of confidential data. Have any or all of these roles been compromised in the Nigerian case in a manner that warrants the need to…
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Opinion

Why the Nigerian Government Is Losing Corruption Cases, By Femi Falana

- Nigerian Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami ...realising that there are powerful forces in the public service who are currently profiting maximally from corrupt practices, the government cannot be fully relied upon in the fight against the menace of corruption. However, CSOs can take advantage of the political will of the nation’s…
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Opinion

NBA’s Fight Against Anti-Corruption Agencies, By Femi Falana

...the NBA should be retrieved from the overbearing influence of a cabal of lawyers trying desperately to use it to frustrate the prosecution of criminal elements who have willfully inflicted eternal agony on the masses through the criminal diversion of the commonwealth. All patriotic lawyers should ensure that the anti-graft…
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Opinion

Why Nigeria Urgently Needs a Special Anti-Corruption Court, By Femi Falana

At the end of the four years of the Buhari administration, the success of the anti-corruption policy will not be measured by the number of arrests or investigations carried out by the anti-graft agencies. If the status quo remains unchanged, the Nigerian people and the international community will blame the…
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