Bribery Act is designed to bring the UK in line with international norms on anti-corruption legislation. It will make it a criminal offence to give or receive a bribe (Corporate gift/hospitality) . It will also introduce a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery.
Nigeria has received various perceptions in her fight against corruption and financial crimes. The new President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has indicated his willingness to allow the responsible commission to do their job without any fear or favour. So far, the main agency, the Economic & Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has been able to secured billions of dollars back to the nation and presently has high profile cases pending in many courts across Nigeria, UK and other places.
Reality 2011 team was present
Farida Mzamber Waziri (Mrs.), is a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG). She brings to her appointment strong qualifications and impeccable professional competencies spanning 35 years of work and experience in the Nigeria Police. She is the Executive Chairman of EFCC
Office of the Spokesperson
July 2, 2011
Ambassador Princeton Lyman, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, departs Washington today en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he will support on-going talks between the parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement to reach a cessation of hostilities in Southern Kordofan and to resolve matters pertaining to the future relationship between Sudan and South Sudan.
In Addis Ababa, the Special Envoy will join African Union High-Level Implementation Panel Chairman Thabo Mbeki in his efforts to encourage the parties to reach agreements on resource sharing, disputed border areas, citizenship, and other matters to allow the peaceful transition to independence for South Sudan.
The Special Envoy will then travel to Khartoum for meetings with senior Sudanese officials, and to Juba to attend South Sudan’s independence ceremony on July 9.
The United States has been deeply engaged in Sudan, having helped to broker the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of civil war between the country’s north and south. U.S. diplomatic and development efforts supported the conduct of a peaceful, on-time referendum on independence for Southern Sudan in January 2011. In the years ahead, the United States will remain a steadfast partner of the Sudanese people. The United States supports international efforts to promote full and timely implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to reach a definitive end to the conflict in Darfur, and to ensure that Sudan does not provide a safe haven for international terrorists.
Learn more about the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan: http://www.state.gov/s/sudan