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Tag Archives: EFCC

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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Presidency closes discussion with Senate over Ibrahim Magu

The Senate has been told by president Muhammadu Buhari that it  will not communicate or say anything about the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu to the Senate. The Senate had, on March 15, 2017, requested the President to nominate a replacement for Magu …

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Ikoyi N13 billion scandal : Whistle-blower finally speaks

The security guard who tipped off officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the more than $50m found in an apartment at Osborne towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State has opened up on the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the money. While Ayodele Oke, the Director-General of the Nigerian …

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Rotimi Amaechi denies ownership of $43m discovered by the EFCC in Lagos

Minister of Transportation and immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has debunked the ownership of the $43m found  by the EFCC in Ikoyi, Lagos. The former governor of Rivers State also denied any link with the house as well. He said he has no business, link …

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Tomato seller claims N250 million discovered by EFCC

A tomato seller has come forth to claim the N250 million discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Balogun market. The man, whose identity was not disclosed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the money was from the proceeds of his trade in tomatoes. The …

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EFCC $45m:We need to check the sanity of Governor Wike- Peterside

Dr Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  has questioned the reasoning of Governor Nyesom Wike after claiming that the $45m found at a residence in Ikoyi, Lagos State belong to Rivers State Government. Dr Peterside, who spoke with newsmen at the Port Harcourt International Airport, rubbished insinuations by …

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Court orders EFCC to retract allegation against Dasuki’s aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to retract the trial against Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and seven others over an alleged N1.5bn fraud. The court also accused the EFCC …

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EFCC Plans to Invade My Okenne Home, Adoke Cries Out

 Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has claimed that he was reliably informed of a plan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to raid his Okenne, Kogi country home as part of sustained onslaught against him.  Adoke alleged that the …

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Wike and NIA clash over N13 billion recovered by EFCC

Days after the Economic and Financial Crime and Commission ( EFCC ) discoverd N13bn ($43.4m, N23m and £27,000) in Ikoyi, there have been a lot of drama concerning the money. The controversy surrounding the ownership of the found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission took a dramatic turn on …

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Former PDP Chairman gives his story about the N13 billion recovered by EFCC in Ikoyi

The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Adamu Mu’azu on Friday have his side of the story after it was reported that he owned the N13 billion recovered by the EFCC in an apartment in Ikoyi. Mr. Muazu said although he built the property, but he no longer owns the property. Operatives …

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Popular TV Host, Stephanie Coker reacts to $50Million found by EFCC in an Ikoyi building

It is well, Nigerians it is well. Recall, we earlier reported about EFCC’s success in recovering the $50Min a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi. Now, popular TV Host, Stephanie Coker who got married some months ago, has taken to her Twitter page to call out the alleged owner …

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