Sexual Harassment as an Abuse of Office – Written by Olubunmi Olugasa

Whenever and wherever the subject of sexual harassment is discussed, it immediately stirs up different emotions – anger, doubt, resentment, outrage, or even acceptance. The interesting fact, however, is that it is very likely that a large percentage of the people present would have either experienced it at one point or the other in their […]

ICPC, Gender Mobile: Partnering to Eradicate Sexual Harassment in Academic Institutions – Written by Femi L. Gold & Kehinde Abdusalam

Sexual harassment in Nigeria’s Institutions of learning has become a cankerworm that has pervaded, not only higher institutions, but the elementary and secondary schools in the country as well. Many examples of this ugly trend abound which has made many Nigerians call for the formulation of policies that will criminalize sexual abuses.  According to the […]

ICPC: Charting a New Path for Nigeria’s Economic Development – Written by Femi L. Gold

For many years, doing business in Nigeria and with Nigerians was at the lowest ebb largely due to the high number of would-be investors who fell victim to fake business proposals from dubious Nigerians and widespread bribery. Though the efforts of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and other anti-corruption agencies […]


Twenty years ago, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was born. Prior to setting up the Commission, corruption had given Nigeria and Nigerians a terribly bad image in the eyes of the international community.  It therefore became imperative that something drastic had to be done to arrest the rot. This informed […]

The Impact of System Review and Risk Assessment in the Prevention of Corruption: Written by Abbia Udofia

   Any discussion on corruption normally whips up emotions, anticipation, irritation, sadness, and compunctions. The corruption question and its impacts continue to dominate family discourse, community consultations, village square chats, places of worship, cabinet meetings, parliamentary sessions, national conferences and seminars. Sadly, only a sizeable few of such conversations proffer suggestions on how to prevent […]

ICPC: Taking development to communities through Constituency and Executive Projects Implementation: Written by Jimoh Oladapo Sulahiman

‘Start with the end in mind’. Steven Covey.  When the Honorable Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owansoye, SAN, and the board decided to institute a novel initiative of ensuring accountability and transparency in the implementation of Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP), they already had in their minds, […]


Professor Olatunde Babawale, Provost, ACAN The Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) is the research and training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The Academy was established to facilitate the effective implementation of the Commission’s functions as encapsulated in Section 6 (a – f) of the Corrupt Practices and Other […]

Establishment, Achievements and Challenges of Anti-corruption and Transparency Units (ACTU) in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Governments by Femi Gold

Efforts of anti-Corruption agencies to diminish corruption in Nigeria is usually associated with some common rhetoric, such as “Fighting’’, ‘’Combating”, ‘’the war against’’, ‘’the battle against’’ or cancerous.  The use of these words invokes pictures of an enemy that can either be defeated, surgically removed or treated with drugs. Together, these images suggest that corruption […]

SERAP Wants ICPC To Probe Spending On Trainees’ Welfare

A non-governmental organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called for urgent probe of the spending for the police trainees’ welfare in the last 10 years. SERAP made the call in a petition dated Jan.18, which was addressed to the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta. A […]