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Experts converge in Abuja over Terrorism, Economic Crime

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Experts on terrorism and economic crimes from across the world will converge in Abuja for three days beginning from Monday 5 th September to delibrate on “National Development: the Challenges of Global Economic Crime” which will be the focus of the 8 th national seminar being organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in conjunction with other stakeholders.

The seminar which will take place between 5 th and 7 th September, 2011 at the Training and Research Institute, TRI of the EFCC, Karu Abuja will amongst others, assess the impact of corruption, money laundering and terrorism, on national development, the use of international anti-corruption instruments in addressing bribery and corruption in the African business environment, the challenge of cyber crimes as well as provide a platform for practitioners to network and share experiences and best practices towards improved international cooperation in the fight against economic and financial crimes

President Goodluck Jonathan will host experts from the UK, USA, Indonesia, Botswana as special guest of honour while the keynote address will be presented by Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President Republic of Liberia.

Other expected guests include: members of the executive, legislature and judiciary, representatives of the diplomatic community, captains of industry, regional and multilateral financial institutions, opinion leaders, the media and members of the public.

Among the topics for deliberation at the three day event include: The challenges of global economic crimes to national development; money laundering and capital flight: threats to national development; securing the gateway to the global economy: cyber security, mobile telephony and national development; using financial intelligence units to stem corruption, insecurity and terror.

Other issues to be discussed are: leveraging the US foreign corrupt practices Act and the UK anti-bribery Act to combat corruption in sub-saharan africa; financial sector reforms: cashless economies and national development; assets forfeiture and restitution: lessons and best practices in the fight against corruption.

Others include: public private partnership in the fight against economic crime; emerging frontiers in corporate social responsibility; freedom of information Act and the fight against economic and financial frimes: a critical appraisal.