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EFCC seizes building of godson of former president Goodluck Jonathan

The building belonging to the godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan,Mr. George Turner,has been seized by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC). Turner, who has been detained at Port Harcourt Prison in Rivers State, is being investigated by the anti-graft agency for being allegedly involved in …

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EFCC Operative Stuck In Septic Tank As They Raid Alex Badeh’s Farm (Photos)

Here are photos from the raid carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the farmland belonging to former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, in Kugwuru village, Karu, Nasarawa state. It was gathered that operatives of the anti-graft agency, following a tip-off, …

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JAMB Engages EFCC, ICPC, DSS To Monitor Exam Centres (Read detail)

Management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that operatives from the Nigeria Police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offences Commission, ICPC, will monitor the examination centres in the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UMTE. Also to …

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Find out how witness discovered $9.8m and £74,000 in the house of ex- NNPC boss

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Ex- NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu,  on Tuesday told the Federal High Court, Abuja, how the $9.8m and £74,000 was found in the defendant’s house in Kaduna. Yakubu, who was the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, was arraigned …

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EFCC set to get assistance from World Bank

The strength of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be increased as the World Bank is set to support the commission in the areas of facilities and capacity building to further strengthen the anti-graft war in the country. A statement by the commission said the bank’s Director of …

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EFCC arrests councillor for stealing rice belonging to IDPs

A  Supervisory Councillor from Mafa Local Government Area, Umar Ibrahim and one Bulama Ali Zangebe has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for stealing rice that belongs to the IDPs. They were prosecuted before Justice F. Umaru of the State High Court Maiduguri on a 4-count …

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EFCC Reacts To Banky W And Adesua Etomi’s Engagement

The economic and financial crimes commission is not left out in the series of reactions trailing the engagement between Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W and Adesua Etomi. The duo starred in the popular movie, “The wedding party”, that premiered on 8 September 2016. When asked of their take …

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NSA and NIA disagree over recovered N13bn found by EFCC in Ikoyi

The recovered money found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has brought more confusion to the investigating committee. The seizure is the subject of an ongoing investigation being conducted by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno. …

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Court rejects proposed punishment for INEC official

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday rejected the offer of N500,000 fine made by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Mr. Christian Nwosu, who was convicted of taking N30m bribe to compromise the 2015 general elections. In a ruling on …

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House of Rep. set to investigate N13bn found in Ikoyi

The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its Committee on National Intelligence to investigate the source of the N13bn discovered in a residential apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The House also mandated the committee to ascertain the owner of the money discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. …

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EFCC withdraws case against former first lady, Patience Jonathan

The former first lady of Nigeria,  Patience Jonathan, has been given the permission to withdraw her money, the Federal High Court in Lagos has granted her unrestrained access to her recently unfrozen $5.9 million. The court had on April 6th unfrozen the money which was earlier seized by the Economic …

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Court remands former governor of Niger State in Prison

The Niger State High Court has remanded the past governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, in prison custody until May 4, a court has ruled. The ruling was made by Justice Mohammed Mayaki of the Niger State High Court also ordered that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, …

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Ex Benue State governor charged with N3 billion fraud by the EFCC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential gubernatorial candidate at the 2015 general election,Umar Nasko and the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has been accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with an alleged N3bn fraud. It was learnt that the charges had been filed before a …

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Whistle blowing policy has recovered N17bn- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) has recovered at least N17bn since the Federal Government introduced the whistle-blower policy on December 20, 2016, according to the acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu. Giving a breakdown of the recoveries, Magu said the commission had recovered N521,815,000, $53,272,747, £122,890, and €547,730. Magu, according to …

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EFCC warns Nigerians ahead of Capital market scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC today released a statement alerting the public of possible fraudulent activities in the capital market. Read the statement below. The general public has been urged to be acquainted with recent trends in Capital Markets related fraud. Until recently, Capital Markets scams usually involved …

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EFCC traces N2 billion to former Niger State Commissioner

The quest to put a last end to corruption in the country has been on a rise as the Economic and financial crimes commission ( EFCC) as the commission are in the business of hunting down Nigeria billionaires. One of the latest billionaires discovered by EFCC is a former Commissioner …

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Court orders the forfeiture of N449,750,000 found in Bureau de change shop

The sum of N449,750,000 found in an abandoned Bureau de Change shop in Victoria Island by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) has been ordered to be forfeited by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday. The order was made by Justice Rilawan Aikawa following an ex parte application …

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N13bn scandal: EFCC searches ex-gov Obi, Mu’azu, others’ Ikoyi flats

Days after the recovered $43.4m, £27,000 and N23m (N13bn) was found in Ikoyi , Lagos State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC)  on Tuesday,has  decided to search the apartments of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu …

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Watch Buhari’s Aides To Avoid Cash Recoveries – Ex-Minister, Essien Advises EFCC

A former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Nduese Essien, has admonished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to fight corruption by watching those in the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and not just those of the past governments. Essien observed that by taking such action, the …

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Former EFCC Boss, Farida Waziri Loses Husband

The husband of ex-Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Farida Waziri, Senator Ajuji Waziri, is dead. He was a former Nigerian ambassador to Turkey. Senator Waziri was said to have died on Easter Monday after a brief illness. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with his family and …

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