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EFCC Begins Probe Of Missing N500m Chibok Fund

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  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it is probing the missing N500 million Safe School funds meant to rebuild the Government Girls School in Chibok in Borno state. The foundation for the school was laid some weeks to the presidential election in 2015 by former …

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NASU, SSANU To Begin 5-Day Warning Strike On Monday

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Non-academic unions in the Nigerian universities say they will on Monday embark on a five-day warning strike over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreements with the unions. The unions are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National …

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Former Katsina Gov. Shema Appears In Court Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

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The immediate past governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, has appeared in court for alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure as governor. Mr. Shema was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Bako by the Katsina state government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday. He, however, did not take …

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Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Forfeits $153.3m To FG

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday ordered the forfeiture of $153.3 million allegedly embezzled by the embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. The seized money, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was stolen from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and stashed in …

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Acting EFCC Boss, Magu Distributes Food Items To IDPs In Abuja

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  The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has told persons displaced by the insurgency in the North East not to be demoralized by their present predicament but to remain strong, adding that there will soon be an end to their travail. He gave …

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Buhari Sacks Magu As EFCC Boss

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There are some indications President Muhammadu Buhari may have finally removed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, from office. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, in a letter sent to Magu on Friday, directed him to hand over to …

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ASUU Uncovers N2bn Fraud At UNILORIN

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging more than N2 billion fraud against the management of the University of Ilorin(UNILORIN). The petition was jointly signed by the Ibadan Zone Chairmen of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo, and the University of Ibadan …

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FG Uncovers 50,000 Ghost Workers On Government Payroll

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The Federal Government said it has uncovered not more than 50,000 ghost workers receiving salaries and other benefits illegally. Garba Shehu, the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday as he added that 11 persons believed to be members of a syndicate responsible for the presence …

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Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Multiple Accounts

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the freezing of multiple bank accounts linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan. The accounts, opened in the names of companies and an individual, had a cumulative balance of N7,418,829,290.94 (N7.4bn) and $429,381.87. The court presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made …

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Buhari Orders Probe Of SGF, Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to commence investigation of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF Babachir Lawal and other  government officials allegedly accused of wrongdoing. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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Malabu Oil Scandal: CAC Official Brutally Murdered, Top Secret Files Stolen

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The probe into the controversial $1.092 billion Malabu oil deal led to the murder of an official of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), it emerged yesterday. The agency’s head of Compliance, Justin Ndia, said Abubakar Umar,  who was in charge of the Malabu brief, was “brutally murdered”. Ndia spoke when …

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Senate Reject Magu’s Nomination As EFCC Chairman

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The Senate in a plenary session on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking after a closed door meeting of the Senators, the spokesperson for the upper legislative chamber, Aliyu Abdullahi, made the disclosure, citing security reasons for their …

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EFCC Challenges Court Order To Unfreeze Fayose’s Account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), said the court order given today by Justice Taiwo Taiwo in Ado-Ekiti, ordering it to unfreeze Governor Ayo Fayose’s accounts at Zenith Bank  may be a legal nullity. The commission said it would appeal the order. In a statement, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s …

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Court Orders EFCC To Unfreeze Fayose’s Account

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday set aside an earlier order of a Federal High Court in Lagos empowering the EFCC to freeze two accounts of Gov. Ayo Fayose in Zenith Bank. The court ordered the EFCC to immediately lift the freeze order on the two …

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EFCC Summons New OAU Vice Chancellor

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The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Anthony Elujoba, has been summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over discrepancies in the payment of allowances without approval. In a letter signed by Oseni Kazeem of the Southwest Zonal Office of the EFCC, in Ibadan, …

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Senate Suspends Magu’s Confirmation As EFCC Boss

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The Senate on Thursday failed to sit for the procession to discuss the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. This is sequel to the failure of the Senate to hold the confirmation hearing scheduled for Thursday to consider the request by …

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Senate To Screen Magu, Other EFCC Nominees Today

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The Senate will today screen the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and four other nominees for confirmation as members of the commission. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over plenary session yesterday told his colleagues that the confirmation hearing of the EFCC …

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Banks Defend Aregbesola’s Spending Of Bailout Fund

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Recipient banks of the bailout fund given to Osun State government yesterday said the fund was strictly used to pay salary arrears, allowances and pensions, in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) guidelines. Representatives of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), Wema Bank and Zenith Bank, spoke during a …

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Court Adjourns Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against The EFCC To 2017

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Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Wednesday, further adjourned till January 18, 2017, hearing in a suit by ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking enforcement of her fundamental rights. Mrs. Jonathan had instituted the fundamental rights suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claiming the …

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12 Auchi Polytechnic Lecturers Dismissed Over Sexual Misconduct

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The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Thursday announced the dismissal of 12 lecturers of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in connection with sexual-related offences. The Executive Secretary of the board, Masa’udu Kazaure, who made this known at a news conference in Kaduna, said 16 other lecturers were demoted, while four …

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