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Augeas

(ôjē`əs), in Greek mythology, son of Helios and king of Elis. He kept his huge herds of cattle in the Augean Stables. As his sixth labor, Hercules cleaned the stables in one day by diverting the course of a river (possibly the Alpheus) through them.
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Galanos said that the debt will be dealt with, "when the time comes." Asked to comment on the numerous investigations launched by the auditor general's office into the mishandling of local government funds, Galanos called on anyone who had "evidence of misconduct that took place at the local authority level to notify the auditor general's office so the Augean stable can be cleaned."
That was then compounded by the fact that his successor, having pledged to clean up the Augean stable, then proceeded to run an administration that made Mr Major's look positively pristine.
The EFCC moved swiftly against many opposition politicians accused of corruption with many unwary applauding that the Augean stable was about to be cleansed.
The danger for him ( and for Labour ( is that, just as in 1997, cleansing the Augean stable of the stench of sleaze might now require an entirely new government.
The government that would clean the Augean stable must be firm and ruthless.
His type of clannishness and cronyism has never before been witnessed in this country and for a government on a self-appointed mission of cleansing the country's Augean stable, the humongous corruption among his close circles beggars belief.
ON behalf of all the pensioners of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), I salute your courage and determination to reshape our nation by clearing the Augean stable of corruption.
There is a dire need on the part of the Supreme Court to cleanse the Augean stables of the lower judiciary.
More fundamentally, the Goje case strengthens the perception that the current anti-graft war in the country is a ruse and that the Muhammadu Buhari government is merely taking the people for a ride in its mouthy proclamation of the existence of a broom with which it is cleaning the Augean stables. This is a sad narrative for Nigeria and those who once believed that this administration had a response to the corrupt practices that permeated the high and low places in the country.
While the accountability process received more emphasis after the PTI government came into power, it had been felt for some time that a cleaning of the Augean stables was due.
If the Congress has to be cleansed of its Augean Stables, then the place to start with should be its highest decision-making body.
The job of renewing Manila is herculean, like cleaning out the Augean stables and Sisyphus condemned to roll a rock up the mountain as it kept rolling down again.