(September 14, 2005) “The doctrine of odious debt can help starve autocratic, kleptocratic governments and dismantle out of existence their associated governance structures by reducing the amount of financing available to them.”
(August 29, 2005) “What is beguiling about the debt forgiveness binge is that in order to have it, Nigeria’s debt managers had to unnecessarily put the noose of IMF conditionalities as holy writs and albatrosses around their own necks.”
(August 21, 2005) Contrary to speculations in Nigeria that debts cannot be written off, they actually can be.
(August 8, 2005) The ongoing debate on the comprehensive debt treatment for Nigeria recently announced by the Paris Club of creditor countries has generated diverse viewpoints on the substance of the matter.
(August 7, 2005) “In the case of Nigeria’s excruciating debt overhang, the political imperative is to repudiate it. And not to negotiate relief and palliative measures that pushes the country to the [precipice] of dependency …”
(August 3, 2005) Abuja’s Daily Trust newspaper calls on President Olusegun Obasanjo to make public a list handed to him by the Paris Club that names prominent Nigerians who allegedly siphoned public funds overseas and to have those named investigated.
(July 27, 2005) In exchange for partial debt relief, the Paris Club of creditor nations have handed Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo a list of well-placed Nigerians to go after and prosecute for allegedly stealing and stashing public funds in overseas bank accounts.
(July 25, 2005) A group, Strategic Union of Professionals for the Advancement of Nigeria (SUPA) has called on the federal government to reject the debt pardon recently given by the Paris Club describing it as dubious.
(July 25, 2005) Publishing the names of past leaders and officials who looted the nation's treasury and stashed funds in overseas bank accounts is the only way Nigeria can show the outside world its anti-corruption campaign is serious, says debt campaigner.
(July 18, 2005) “It is often argued that canceling external debts is tantamount to giving the offender a pat on the back. In other words, debt cancellation is seen as an immoral act. But what is it that’s immoral: the debt or its cancellation?” writes Nnimmo Bassey.
(July 15, 2005) Some highly placed Nigerians allegedly involved in money laundering and other economic crimes are to be arrested and prosecuted under a recent understanding reached between the federal government and the Paris Club of creditors.
(July 15, 2005) In exchange for debt relief, the Paris Club has given Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo a list of prominent Nigerians to go after and prosecute for allegedly siphoned public funds overseas.
(July 7, 2005) US envoy John Campbell said Nigeria’s anti-graft drive would receive strong support from the US government.
(July 7, 2005) As part of its contribution to assist Nigeria stamp out corruption in its public life, the United States said it is working out a plan to stop prominent Nigerians facing trial for corruption from entering the US.
(July 4, 2005) Forty percent buy back option; President Obasanjo blames debt on criminal corruption.