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RFP – Corruption Risk Management Information System

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 Integrity is currently seeking the services of an IT firm or a team of IT professionals to develop an IT based information system to track, analyze, map and expose (TAME) corruption risks within the Nigerian environment. The final system is envisioned as an App running on smartphone based mobile devices and accessible to key stakeholders in the Nigerian economy. Continue Reading

Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje Takes Over the Mantle of Leadership as He is Appointed Chairman of the Governing Board

Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje Takes Over the Mantle of Leadership as He is Appointed Chairman of the Governing Board

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MR. OPEYEMI AGBAJE TAKES OVER THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP AS HE IS APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN, GOVERNING BOARD OF THE INTEGRITY/THE CONVENTION ON BUSINESS INTEGRITY ORGANISATION

LAGOS, AUGUST 23, 2016. The Governing Board of Integrity organization appoints and ratifies the appointment of Board members.

At the meeting of the Governing Board of Integrity Organisation (consisting of Integrity and The Convention on Business Integrity, CBi) which held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje who had in the past year acted as the Vice-Chairman of the Board was appointed as the new chairman of The Integrity Organisation; taking over the mantle of Chairmanship from His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Over the years, Mr. Agbaje who is the Chief Operating Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited (formerly Resources and Trust Company Ltd) has distinguished himself as a selfless and committed member of the Governing Board, he has also made invaluable contributions to the growth of the organization during this period. He would be ably assisted by Mr. Soji Apampa as the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In his previous role as The Executive Director, Mr. Apampa had steered the ship of the organization from 2007 till date. The appointment takes effect immediately.

INTEGRITY ORGANISATION LIMITED GTE is an anti-corruption, research and advocacy organization concerned with the issues of accountability and transparency in Public and business life. It was founded in 1995 during the Abacha regime as a direct reaction to the corruption and poor governance of Nigeria represented by that era. INTEGRITY has had a history of credible involvement in high profile issues and it has built a reputation for tactful, high profile, high impact handling of engagement with supply side actors on various issues. As a result of the need to have a specific arm that would deal with issues arising in the private sector while still focusing on the Public domain, it gave birth to the establishment of The Convention on Business Integrity.

THE CONVENTION ON BUSINESS INTEGRITY (CBi) is a company limited by Guarantee. The organization was established in 1997 with the mission of promoting ethical business Practices, transparency and fair competition in the private and public sectors. Signatories of the Convention undertake to observe the values of the Code of Business Integrity, both within their own organisations and in their dealings with customers and partners. The Code includes both sanctions and incentives for the organisations involved.

The Convention currently has twenty (20) Corporate signatories which includes, GT Bank Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN, SAP, Lagos Business School and others.

Press Enquiries: For more information/clarification/questions, please get in touch with the contact person listed: Yinka Johnson, yinka.johnson@cbinigeria.com, +234 7013715571, www.integritynigeria.org, www.cbinigeria.org, www.egunje.info

As it Was in the Beginning – Parallel Thoughts

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If you do not know what happened in the past, then history will repeat itself until you learn from it.
Watch as we explore the origin of some of Nigeria’s problems and how they date back to times before our amalgamation. Continue Reading

Parallel Thoughts – What Has Changed After 1 Year in Office

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A look at the progress made during the Buhari administration’s first year in office, and the impact of its ‘change mantra’ on the country: Continue Reading

Highlights from the 4th Annual Christopher Kolade Lecture

Highlights from the 4th Annual Christopher Kolade Lecture

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Dr. Christopher Kolade CON is amongst the few that have blazed a distinguished career and maintained their integrity over the years.  In recognition of his contributions to the issues of Integrity and support for the organization over the years, the organization decided to honour him by instituting this lecture series in his name as he marked his landmark year- 80th year in December 2012. Continue Reading

BEN TV Interview: 4th Annual Christopher Kolade Lecture

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Still on the Buhari Administration’s 1st Year in Office

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The Buhari Administration in its 1st Year in Office has struggled to convince Nigerians it has what it takes to bring about the much-needed change promised. The new government campaigned on the basis that it would improve security, curb corruption, create jobs and grow the economy. Are Nigerians right to be skeptical about what has been achieved so far? Citizens appear divided over the performance but can anyone really articulate what the issues are? Knowing where Nigeria now is in relation to where the voters expected it to be after one year might help them identify the specific steps they need to take if they are to achieve the change they seek through the Buhari Administration. This article seeks to be one useful contribution towards that quest. With a clear mandate to deal with “security, corruption and the economy”, how much has really changed in the last year? Continue Reading

Press Coverage of the CGRS Launch

Press Coverage of the CGRS Launch

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NSE, CBI inaugurate corporate governance rating system – The Punch Continue Reading

Highlights from the Symposium on Funding & Sustaining Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

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The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and the INTEGRITY Organization (Limited by Guarantee) held a symposium in Abuja on March 10th, 2016 (10h30 -13h00).  The aim of the symposium was to spark a debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in the Nigeria. For the fight against corruption to be effective and far reaching, there needs to be concrete ways of funding, driving and sustaining anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria that complement’s the president’s body language. There needs to be more support from leaders of the business community, all arms of government, civil society and the general public. Extensive deliberations on finding an effective Nigerian response to this global problem are needed. As a former EFCC Chairman once noted, “if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill us.” Continue Reading

PRESS RELEASE: Symposium on the best way to fund & sustain anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE: Symposium on the best way to fund & sustain anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria

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ABUJA, MARCH 10, 2016. The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and the INTEGRITY Organization (Limited by Guarantee) will on this day hold a symposium intended to spark a debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in the Country.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on corruption has been so clear that it is so often seen in his “body language.” Many perceive this administration’s fight against corruption to be more of the same witch-hunt tactics used by previous administrations to settle political scores. For others, the corruption fight is urgently needed but currently personal, and embodied in President Buhari. For the fight against corruption to be effective and far reaching, there needs to be concrete ways of funding, driving and sustaining anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria that complement’s the president’s body language. There needs to be more support from leaders of the business community, all arms of government, civil society and the general public. Extensive deliberations on finding an effective Nigerian response to this global problem are now needed. As a former EFCC Chairman once noted, “if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill us.”

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The Special Guest of honour at this event is His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, the Vice- President, The Federal Republic of Nigeria, while Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption will chair the symposium. Other notable speakers would include organisations/ individuals involved in AntiCorruption work.

It is anticipated the event will have in attendance representatives/decision makers/stakeholders in key organizations involved in or affected by anti-corruption work in Nigeria including Donor Agencies, International and Local Financial Institutions, Anti-Corruption Agencies, Media Houses (local & International), Civil Society, Local Philanthropic Foundations, the Private Sector and the National Assembly.

We hope that this program in addition to sensitizing and preferring viable solutions to the issue, will also stimulate reflection and discourse by all stakeholders on the rationale for funding and sustaining Anti-Corruption work in Nigeria.

Our organisations, CBi and INTEGRITY’s vision is “A society with zero tolerance for corruption” while our mission is “Through visionary leadership, creativity and effective implementation of our ideas, we empower people, their transactions, systems and institutions against corruption.”

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Press Enquiries: For more information/clarification/questions about the program, please get in touch with the contact person listed (Yinka Johnson (CBi) 07013715571, yinka.johnson@cbinigeria.com)

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