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EFCC Releases Omisore From Detention


Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Friday was released from detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after meeting his bail conditions. Omisore was arrested on July 3, 2016 and detained by the EFCC after about N1.3 billion he allegedly received from the Office …

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EFCC on the trail of Nigeria’s Most Wanted ATM Fraudster, Akinade Tofunmi


As you read, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday released a statement addressing the rise of identity theft in Nigeria. Photos of a suspected female fraudster on the run was also shared. Read below. The much talked about ATM fraudsters are not resting on the oars. They …

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Arms Deal Scam: Contractor Granted Bail On Strict Terms


The Federal High Court Abuja, presided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Monday, granted bail to the Managing Director of Almond Projects Limited, Olugbenga Obadina, who allegedly collected a sum of N2.4 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, under Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) purportedly for a fraudulent …

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2.1b Arms Deal: Why The EFCC Is After Doyin Okupe


  Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was yesterday freshly grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a N162m ‘illicit payment’. INFORMATION NIGERIA brings you everything need to know about it.

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Omisore’s Bail Application Adjourned By Federal High Court


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has adjourned till Friday, July 15, to decide on the bail application filed by the 2014 Osun State governorship aspirant, Senator Iyiola Omisore who has been in EFCC custody since 3rd, July 2016. Lawyer representing Senator Omisore, Mr Chris Uche had asked the …

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Court Grants Abba Moro Permission To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment


Former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro has been granted permission to seek medical attention abroad by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Moro’s lawyer, Paul Erokoro (SAN) had prayed the court to allow his client seek medical treatment abroad. Lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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Fani Kayode Meets Bail Conditions As He Awaits Verification From The EFCC


Ex-Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday said he has met the conditions necessary to facilitate his bail but still awaiting verification of some documents by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement released by his Media Adviser, Jude Ndukwe, the former minister who is standing trial …

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Billions Of Looted Funds Found On Farmland In Abuja Shocking – Dogara

Yakubu Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, at a meeting with newspaper editors in Abuja on Saturday has expressed shock at the level of corruption discovered by anti-graft agencies so far describing it as unimaginable. While making reference to the recent discovery of billions of looted funds …

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Buhari Writes Senate To Confirm Magu As EFCC Chief


There were reports yesterday that president Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter of recommendation to the senate to confirm the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive boss of the agency. It was gathered that the President opted for Magu because …

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EFCC To Re-Arraign Nyako And Son


Former governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Abdul-Aziz, will be re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Sept. 12. It would be recalled that the EFCC had arraigned Nyako and his son alongside Zulkifikk Abba, …

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EFCC Drops $1.6bn Charges Against Diezani, Aluko


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have made some adjustments to the $1.6 billion charge it filed against former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associates. The commission applied for the exclusion of the names of the ex-minister and a businessman, Kolawole Akanni Aluko, who were mentioned …

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I’m Ready To Return N400m ‘Dasuki cash’ – Olisah Metuh


Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday has offered to refund the N400million he got from the Office of the National Security Adviser during the tenure of former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki. Metuh who has been in and out of court and …

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Governor Ortom Praises EFCC Over Arrest of Benue Speakers, 14 Lawmakers

Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has lauded the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the ongoing investigation and subsequent arrests of Speaker and other members of the state House of Assembly for allegedly misappropriating N750 million meant for purchase of official cars. The governor is his statement yesterday said his …

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You Have A Case to Answer, Court tells Ohakim

Ikedi Ohakim

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled that ex-governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim will answer the charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The former governor who failed to persuade the judge to dismiss the charges before Justice Ademola Adeniyi’s ruling …

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Metuh Expresses Support For Buhari’s Anti-graft War

Olisa Metuh

Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has expressed support for the present administration’s anti-corruption campaign. In a statement on Thursday by his counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), Metuh said that the ex-PDP spokesman has agreed to return the N400 million he allegedly received from the former …

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Olisa Metuh Has Offered To Return N400m Recieved From Ex NSA, Dasuki

Olisa Metuh-Court-EFCC

Former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, who is  currently undergoing trial for money laundering at a Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed plans to refund N400million traced to him from defence funds. This was made known in a statement via his legal team.  INFORMATION NIGERIA brings …

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Fayose’s Accounts: Court Summons EFCC, Zenith Bank


A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Zenith Bank Plc to appear before it on July 4, to defend its actions against Governor Ayodele Fayose. The EFCC was reported to have ordered Zenith Bank to freeze Fayose’s personal accounts for …

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EFCC Arrests Fayose’s ‘Men’ Over N4.7bn Fraud


Two men, who allegedly helped Governor Ayo Fayose to launder part of the cash taken from the Office of the former National Security Officer has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to Vanguard, one of them, identified as Abiodun Agbele, was reportedly picked …

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Stop Intimidating Fayose, Federal Lawmakers From Ekiti Warn EFCC


National Assembly members from Ekiti State have cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against allowing itself to be used by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government. to intimidate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. A statement issued on Sunday and signed on behalf of the caucus by the …

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Corruption: We Will Soon Go After Banks ~ EFCC Chairman


Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated his commitment to prosecute any corrupt individual or institutions despite being critized heavily for selective anti-graft campaign. Mr Magu expressed worries over the involvement of banks in money laundering sounding out ‘private banking’ as the vehicle for …

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