Corruption

The House of Representatives is set to shift course. Early next year, there will be 218 Democrats in the chamber, giving the left a majority and the speaker of the House for the first time in eight years. The Democrats will gavel the House committees. They’ll set the agenda and the priorities, and they’ll limit […]

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By Kasim Sumaina in Abuja Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Transparency International (TI) and GIABA have frowned on governments’ inconsistent method of fighting what they term, ‘the triple monster’ of corruption, money laundering and counter financing of terrorism in the country. The CSOs […]

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The latest tranche of Football Leaks revelations, presented over the weekend by a consortium of media organisations led by Der Spiegel, contained more remarkable stories of behind-the-scenes chicanery at the highest levels of European football. One of the best bits was a line attributed to Manchester City lawyer Simon Cliff, which came from correspondence dating […]

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PANAMA PAPERS. File photo shows Frederik Obermaier at ‘Sueddeutsche Zeitung’ newsroom in Munich, Germany, on April 7, 2016. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP HONG KONG – German journalist Frederik Obermaier is not used to the attention he’s received since the publication of the Panama Papers in 2016. During the Pulitzer Prize workshop hosted by the Hong […]

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Pak’s SC issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, his daughter on NAB’s appeal NSD LogoPakistan’s Supreme Court Wednesday issued notices to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on an appeal filed by the country’s top anti-graft agency challenging the suspension of their sentences in a corruption case. The National Accountability Bureau had […]

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on an appeal filed by the country’s top anti-graft agency challenging the suspension of their sentences in a corruption case. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday constituted a three-member bench headed by him to hear the […]

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By Prof Michelo Hansungule In all respects, Zambia’s independence is all but a farce. It is a contradiction in terms to say Zambia is independent. By definition, an independent state is one that with a particular focus on the most vulnerable segments of its population can provide for its people. In Zambia, they do not […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a petition filed by the country’s anti-graft body challenging the suspension of the sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday constituted a three-member bench headed by him to hear the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) […]

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–Accountability watchdog says high court did not correctly examine evidence against Sharifs ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against a decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspending sentences given to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar. On […]

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IHC has also posed questions to the anti-graft watchdog, asking if criminal conviction can be based on presumption. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD                      : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to grant bail to former premier Nawaz Sharif and other members of the […]

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An accountability mechanism is expected to be independent, impartial and efficient. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is today facing severe criticism for being deficient in all three areas. However, it must be admitted that no accountability or anti-corruption organisation in Pakistan has been accepted, at least by the public, as independent or impartial, and any […]

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