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Corruption worse in Buhari's Government— transparency International

There is worry over an unfavourable trend in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

A report by the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) has suggested corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

The country ranked 148 out of 180 countries in the report which covers 2017, with a total score of 27/100.

The 2016 CPI report had put Nigeria at 136th position, with a total score of 28/100.

The report noted that while the rest of the world has improved in the perception on corruption, Nigeria slips further down as the fight against corruption stagnates.

One of President Buhari’s campaign promises was to end corrupt practices in the country, and the new report casts a shadow over his efforts.

Despite putting several suspects on trial, many Nigerians have accused Buhari of condoning corrupt practices by top government officials within his cabinet.

Former SGF boss Babachir Lawal was enmeshed in corruption allegations over mismanagement of funds dedicated …

Yobe governor faults army’s claim, says no abducted schoolgirl rescued yet

The Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the Nigerian Army’s claim that it rescued some of the girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorist on Monday. The Governor who visited Dapchi town on Thursday, however, said, contrary to claims by the Nigerian army, that no girl was rescued.

Yobe State Governor, Gaidam

The Boko Haram terrorists had attacked the girls’ college on Monday and abducted many of the girls. While 48 of them were said to have been rescued by the army, another 111 of them were reportedly still missing after the attack.

A statement signed by Abdullahi Bego, the Director-General, Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, claimed that some of the girls were rescued and were then in the custody of the Nigerian Army.

According to the statement, “The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (G…