Buhari proposes new laws to combat corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the National Assembly to consider two executive bills as part of improved legal framework to fight corruption.

The bills are Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Criminal Matters Bill 2016.

The bills are believed to be part of the enhanced legal approach to Mr. Buhari’s anti-corruption war. 

The letters forwarding the two bills to lawmakers were read by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday at plenary.

Details of the two bills are unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly on Wednesday continued with deliberations on the 2016 budget with focus on economic diversification and infrastructural development.

Earlier, after the Senate resumed from a closed-door session, Mr. Saraki said the Senators discussed the budget.

He indicated the budget would be passed in February.


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  • tundemash

    I hope the new laws contain death penalty for the rogues and their crumb catchers.

    • sunny

      tunde….

      • Bidemi Lukman

        You know how many people corruption has killed directly and indirectly

    • absam777

      Amen

    • Burbank

      I second the motion.
      China does.

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  • Omoba1

    These bills shows the government position against corruption. My only concern is continuity. After PMB, what next

    • Peter_Edo

      Osinbajo, who i am sure is one of the main authors of the bill!

    • Joe

      Good question. That is why I always advocate that the institutions like efcc, icpc, police, judiciary etc should be strengthened. No country can exist around a single individual. Unfortunately, buhari is visionless.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Who will strengthen those institution?

        • Burbank

          Buhari.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Thank you jare. God bless BABA.

      • Burbank

        Fortunately, buhari is a visionary unlike the blind GEJ.

      • excel

        Just because you are hopeless.

    • uduakomiri

      I’m worried too because the parasitic political class would never want anyone good enough to succeed Buhari to continue the liberation of Nigerians. I think this is why Nigerians must unite and say ‘NEVER AGAIN’ must the Nigerian presidency be allowed to fall into the hands of locusts and yam eaters. Please my people, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio, Anang, Idoma, Fulani, Kanuri, Gwari, Igala, Nupe, Urhobo, every Nigerian tribe, ethnic group, religion, culture, and beliefs, we must all unite together and make sure that from now on, the presidency and every elective position must be occupied by people who truly deserve to be there, people with proven integrity, capacity, honesty, intelligence, strength of character, determination, genuine patriotism and love for Nigeria, its people, culture and progress.
      As for those who shout marginalisation, and play ethnic politics, I ask you one question:
      If you are on your death bed and in need of urgent medical attention, and the nurse whispers into your ears that the only person who is must operate on you in order to save your life is one of these corrupt politicians or officials from your local govt, state or ethnic group…..
      I’m sure many of us will say to the nurse: thunder fire your mouth. Or shout ‘Blood of Jisus! Allah forbid El mudafak!

      • Burbank

        Gbam….very good points.

  • Bidemi Lukman

    I hope Rogue Saraki would not frustrate the bill

    • Burbank

      Saraki would try his best NOT to pass the laws – his life depends on it.

  • Sai Baba, one in 180 million, God save Nigeria

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  • Pause

    Implement the 2014 National Conference and corruption drops to an insignificant level.

    But no…APC/Buhari would do everything to keep DECEIVING “technically intelligentsia” minions.

    No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig it is still a pig. You can’t improve a HACKED CONSTITUTION.

    • Burbank

      And you can sleep until 2099.

    • excel

      Another shallow thinking mind. Agent of doom

  • Burbank

    Would those thieves in NASS pass any bill that will stop their looting?

  • excel

    This is the beginning of new Nigeria. Any attempt to frustrate the bill will fail.

  • ukoette ibekwe

    Can Buhari who does not believe in the demicratic process sponsor Democratic laws. Buhari does not believe in the court system how will his law be implemented. Buhari has ambushed the legislature how will his bill have due process through the legislature.
    Buhari is a danger to our Democratic process.