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EFCC Dissociates Self From Pinnacle Company

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a statement dissociating itself from the activities of Pinnacle Trading & Investment Company which has been parading itself as auctioneer of the commission. The commission on Friday said the company and its agents have been parading themselves as auctioneers purportedly appointed by …

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EFCC Recovers 17 Exotic Cars From Former Customs Boss’s House

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it recovered 17 exotic vehicles in a warehouse of a former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna State. This is according to the statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity …

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Diezani’s Poll Cash: EFCC To Arraign Top INEC Chief Over N16m Bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State, and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, Gogo Anderson Waribo for bribe-taking. Mr. Waribo allegedly collected N16 million from the N23 billion slush fund linked …

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Akwa Ibom Microfinance Bank Sacks 40 Employees

  The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom government, said it has disengaged about 40 employees. The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Uyo on Monday. “We have disengaged 40 of our staff and …

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Court Fixes March 6 For Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against EFCC

The Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed March 6, for further hearing in a suit filed by former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, to de-freeze her $15.5 million domiciled with Skye Bank. The fundamental rights enforcement suit was filed against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by Mrs. Jonathan. …

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Governors, Saraki Not Indicted In Paris Loan – EFCC

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked the report that it has indicted all governors of the 36 states of the Federation and the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki over the uses and abuses of the Paris Loan Refund. The anti-graft agency said there was no truth …

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Our Whistle-blowing Policy Has Yielded $160m, N8bn – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the Federal Government’s Whistle-blowing policy has yielded $151million and  N8billion in looted funds. In a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi,  the Special Assistant to the Minister, Alhaji Mohammed said the looted funds were recovered via the clues provided by three whistle-blowers who gave …

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Photos: Wads Of Cash Discovered In Ex-NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu’s House

A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 3 on a building belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna, yielded the recovery of $9,772,800 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seven Two Thousand, …

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Navy Hands Over 12 Suspected Oil Thieves To EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, 12 suspected oil thieves, a vessel MV OMISAN 1 with registered number IMO 7216244, an un-named barge and two wooden boats. The suspects and the vessels were arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) PATHFINDER. The …

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Anti-Corruption: Osinbajo Meets With Commission Chiefs And Other Stakeholders

Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over a meeting of heads of security and anti-corruption agencies and some cabinet ministers. The meeting whose agenda was not disclosed also had in attendance the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Attorney General …

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EFCC Arraigns 4 For $1m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 arraigned the quartet of Umar Audu Bida, Truth Igogori, Ifenyinwa Nwankwesiri and Ogechukwu Obaji before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 9-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and obtaining by false pretense to …

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Belgore, Ex-Minister Charged With Money Laundering Of N450m

Muhammed Dele Belgore (SAN), the PDP candidate in the 2015 governorship election in Kwara state, was today alongside former minister of National Planing, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, charged with five counts of alleged money laundering of N470 million. The EFCC  alleged that Belgore, and Prof. Abubakar, who was Minister of National Planing in …

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Fani-Kayode Refutes Lawyer, Denies Out Of Court Settlement

The former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has disproved the assertion of his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, that he was seeking an out of court settlement of his trial with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he’s being accused of receiving N26 million from the office of the former National …

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Dasukigate: Fani-Kayode Seeks Out Of Court Settlement

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday asked the Federal High Court Abuja to adjourn his case to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial. The counsel to Mr. Fani-Kayode, Ahmed Raji, who made the application on his behalf said that since the sum of …

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N8.5bn Fraud: EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-NIMASA Boss, JTF Commander

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday re-arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Emmanuel Atewe, and three others over N8.5 billion fraud. Mr. Atewe is charged alongside Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and two other staff, Kime Engonzu …

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Court Strikes Out Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against SERAP

The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the suit filed by Dame Patience Jonathan and her group Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance against a civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP. Mrs. Jonathan’s lawyers at the hearing of the …

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Former Adamawa Acting Gov, Finitri On Trial For Misappropriating N2.8bn

The Federal High Court in Maitama  Abuja was told today that a former acting governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri spent N2.8 billion on phantom projects in Malamre ward in Jimeta Local Government Area. The absurdity was that the money was spent at a time when the area was under …

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Malabu Oil Scandal: Court Grants FG Interim Ownership Of Controversial OPL 245

  The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday granted interim ownership of the controversial Oil Prospecting License (OPL 245) to the Federal Government, pending the conclusion of investigation and prosecution of oil giants involved in the $1.2billion Malabu oil bloc fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. …

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EFCC Confiscates UMTH’s Former Director’s Property

A house belonging to the former Assistant Director (Finance and Account), of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Mahmud Deji Sambo, was on Monday confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Sambo is currently facing trial with Musti Bukar for allegedly stealing N58 million belonging to the hospital with …

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EFCC Re-Arraigns Dasuki, 5 Others

Dasuki Sambo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA) and five others, for alleged diversion, and criminal breach of trust. The others were Bashir Yuguda, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the NSA, Dalhatu Investment Ltd., Sagir …

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