June 2019

Much of Prince Andrew’s expenditure occurred after he had been appointed a trade ambassador for the UK. It’s not known if this appointment was made following a stringent selection procedure in which a number of candidates, having been head-hunted by a reputable recruitment firm, were interviewed. READ MORE: Call for parliamentary inquiry over royal spending after […]

opinion By Afe Babalola Last week I began an examination of the relationship between offshore banking and money laundering. I stated how money laundering offences have become common place in Nigeria and how restrictions on the physical movement of cash have forced criminally minded persons to come up with different ways to move funds which […]

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Parliamentary Committees have a tradition of churning out damp-squib reports. Produced with considerable expense of taxpayers’ money, they seldom have any surprise or shock value. They are rarely of interest to anyone other than journalists and politicians, who use it as tools of trade to generate some short-lived heat in TV studios and Parliament. The […]

This report helps to analyze competitive developments such as Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Developments, And Research and Developments in the “Global Electronic Discovery Market”. What does this “Electronic Discovery Market” report offers: – The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format – Report customization as per the client’s requirements – […]

Photo credit: European Parliament Audiovisual We are proud that the Greens/EFA group managed to successfully push for a European Parliament subcommittee on tax during the last mandate. Parliament has now acknowledged that there is an urgent need to strengthen the fight against financial crimes and aggressive tax planning. In March this year, MEPs adopted – by […]

George Soros, one of the letter’s signatories, has been a critic of capitalism and supporter of higher wealth taxes for years. Alamy Yesterday, media outlets all around the world devoted extensive coverage to a letter calling for “a moderate wealth tax on the fortunes of the richest one-tenth of the richest 1% of Americans—on us.” […]

Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 15, 2004, knocked over a Taylor Energy Co. production platform, which dragged and broke a bundle of well pipes. Taylor capped nine wells but said it couldn’t cap 16. NEW ORLEANS — A new […]

The Anti-Corruption Commission has developed the practice of flouting the 30-day time-frame laid in the law to complete inquiries into corruption allegations as well as completing the investigations in 180 days. A set of fresh rules drafted by the commission to extend the time-frame to 45 days to complete the inquiries is now pending with […]