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Corruption Is Destroying Nigeria And Nothing Is Done About It – Sanusi

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sanusi1Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has identified corruption as the bane of the development in the country.

Speaking at the 5th Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium which held at the MUSON Centre, Lagos with the theme, “A national movement for change. A new generation speaks,” Sanusi said: “Corruption is a big issue in the country today as in other parts of the world but why are they eradicating poverty and Nigeria isn’t? It is not just corruption. It is the failed interventions that are procured with the proceeds of corruption.

He lamented the practice where money is paid for service not rendered saying, “Everyone agrees that corruption is bad. It has economic cost if you take a bribe and pay subsidy to someone who hasn’t delivered the required goods.

“In Nigeria, people collect money for contract and they wouldn’t fulfill their own parts of contract and nothing is done about it. This is compounding the state of corruption in the country. What is destroying this country is that people are corrupt and nothing is done about it.

“We need to be asking the civil societies what they are doing to ensure that this act is checked for the development of the country.”

In a veiled reference to Governor Babatunde Fashola who has restored some sort of sanity in the nation’s commercial nerve centre, Sanusi noted, “Some parts of Lagos are getting cleaner because of the sewage process in Lagos State. These are some of the questions that we should begin to ask our public office holders today. How can someone be governor for four years and he or she fail to provide the needed facilities for his people?” he queried.

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  1. femi A

    March 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Once again, we hear and read about the same ‘right’ speech given by someone in power decrying corruption in Nigeria.

    Yet, I wonder if we were to check Mr Sanusi’s financial and personal records whether we wouldn’t find evidence of this same corruption (financial, nepotism, tribal, religious) in these records.

    We keep hearing about symposia and seminars that tell us all about what we already know. We even hear about as many symposia and seminars that talk about ‘how to solve these acknowledged problems’ yet, very little is ever seen coming to fruition.

    I would like to think that Mr Sanusi has addressed corruption starting from his own house, I.e the Central Bank which is a big responsibility.

    If the books are opened, I would like to think that his record is clean.

    If his record is clean, and he knows about those who’s records are not, then he also has the responsibility to speak out not just against faceless corruption but to expose the people and their practices to name and shame them, so that they can be held to account. His remit as chief financial regulator is an ideal platform to see such high level corruption. I presume this is why he is talking about it in the first place.

    However, the “Nigeria is corrupt” speech is about 30 years out of date. Leaders and their speech writers need to start writing “This is what I have done to address and reduce corruption in my capacity, and i implemented these steps towards progress, please join me in this fight against corruption” speeches.

  2. okoye vincent

    March 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Sanusi is gullible just like most of his colleagues,what happened to the printing of polymer notes,cbn’s refusal to be appropriated by the nass etc.

  3. Muhammad Kano

    March 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    In Nigeria, it is the hard way the only way. Being prosperous for Nigeria is a mirage. i have ample facts that in many countries, when those in authority failed to influence in making fair judgement, they resign. In Nigeria I have never seen any one resigning because of the ill decay of our system. They are all making clueless noise. Do you mean, we, the masses, at the bottom, should come to Abuja and rectify things for you? No! You at the top, have to talk to you Ogas at the top, to settle and correct all these mess. All of you, even your overall Oga at the top, suppose to resign because of this decay. But I am sure you will not. You will continue to swallow and squander everything. I pity your end.

  4. emma

    March 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    mr sanusi,we had dis b4,we re tired abt corruptn talk,it is gud all of u condemin currptn bt wo re brain b/hinde,i no dis an opportunity for ur campagn come 2015.take is easy,u n tunibu,u talk abt unproductive govnor,wat abt tinubu,compared his tenue n fashola,if fashola is perform dan tinubu dat means tinubu is currupt.so

  5. justin

    March 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    point of correction mr gov. ‘boko haram is destroyin nigeria and people like u are sayin nothin about it ‘

  6. Azeez

    March 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Let stop about triberlism but address the issue the we should. Why you people talk to Sanusi showing you are not ready to say the truth. The most problem facing the country is corruption. Goodluck is also corrupt and you respect the country not to be corrupt is not ready to fight corruption you people especially those from delta state you don’t want express the effect and anybody who say so you are to use abuse on that person but you should know we are tire of this is not what to be called president on the country. What can solve this is revolution.

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

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Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

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The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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