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Senator Calls For Obasanjo’s Probe Over Alleged Fraudulent Activities

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Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over alleged fraudulent activities during his tenure. Owie accused the former President of being the architect of the problems being suffered by ... Read More »

Two Pastors Jailed 7 Years Over N32m Fraud

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Two clergymen have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment each for stealing N32 million from investors in a wonder bank. They are Pastor Glory Abrefera and Reverend Vincent Okpogu. The clerics were arrested on the allegation of deceiving members of the public into investing in Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, ... Read More »

Ribadu Emerges Adamawa PDP Guber Candidate

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Former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu’s decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finally paid off on Monday, as he emerged the winner of the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa. Ribadu garnered 688 votes at the end of ... Read More »

Declining Oil Prices Will Discipline Nigeria – Lamorde

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The current global oil prices decline will discipline Nigeria, a country where unclad display of corruption through tax evasion have become commonplace. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Lamorde, stated this at the ongoing seminar on Tax Crime Investigation and Prosecution Course organised by the ... Read More »

Prison Boss Bags 7-year Jail Term

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A Deputy Controller of Prisons will spend the next seven years of his life as an inmate after Justice J.J Majebi found him guilty of salary-related fraud by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2012 arraigned the prison officer, ... Read More »

EFCC Drags Prisons Officer To Court Over N83m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday arraigned one Mrs Akon Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prison Service, for stealing over N83 million of prisons funds. The accused appeared before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, on a 6-count charge bordering on fraud, ... Read More »

Nuhu Ribadu’s Brother Kidnapped In Adamawa

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A younger brother of Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Adamawa State. Mallam Sani Ribadu was kidnapped at his farm, located along Fufore, about 15 kilometres to Yola, while observing a routine inspection on Sunday, reports Vanguard, ... Read More »

First-class university graduate jailed for N1.92m internet fraud

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  A graduate of Lead City University, Ibadan, who passed out with 1st-class honors has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences. Olakunle Akanni was sentenced yesterday Nov. 4th at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos for ... Read More »

Student Gets 24-year Jail Term For Facilitating Exam Malpractices

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A 20-year-old is set to spend the next 20 months of his life in prison after an Ikeja High Court found him guilty of the three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and examination malpractices preferred against him. Abiodun Raheem appeared before Justice Kudirat Jose of the Court on Thursday for creating ... Read More »

Omotola J.Ekeinde Rebukes EFCC For Arresting ‘Poor Fishermen’ – Photo

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On September 24th, these five fishermen were arrested by EFCC for fishing in authorized waters thereby violating section 1(1)(2) of the Seas Fishery Act 2004 . The presiding judge granted them bail in the sum of N10m each with one surety.They are remanded in Ikoyi prison till they can make their bail ... Read More »

JNI Insists On Probe Of $9.3m Seized In S’Africa

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The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on the National Assembly and the Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the controversial $9.3 million seized by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli. “Our Senators must rise to the occasion. EFCC must play its role ... Read More »

Suspected Fuel Subsidy Thief Dragged To Court By The EFCC

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An oil marketer, Opeyemi Ajuyah, yesterday, faulted the claim by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that her company diverted over 10,000 metric tonnes of petrol. Ajuyah and her company, Majope Investment Ltd, are being prosecuted by the EFCC before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court. They ... Read More »

EFCC Declares Bauchi Governorship Aspirant Wanted Over N81.2m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Abdulahi Usman Adamu, alias Dan China, wanted for allegedly obtaining $500,000 from a Chinese company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited, by false pretence. According to the commission, the suspect obtained the sum from the Chinese firm ... Read More »

72-year-old Dutch Woman Loses N40.6m To Nigerian Internet Fraudster

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An internet fraudster, Adio Opeyemi Michael, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding a 72-year-old Dutch woman of €200,000 (about N40.6 million) in a romance scam. The 31-year-old suspect was said to have met his victim, identified simply as Jeanet De Jonge, on Netlog ... Read More »

Adamawa: Ribadu Granted Waiver To Contest PDP Governorship Primaries

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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu can now heave a sigh of great relief as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday granted him waiver to contest the September 6 governorship primary election. Former military administrator of Lagos ... Read More »

Ribadu Must Not Be Granted Waiver; He Lacks Electoral Value – Edwin Clark

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Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, slammed the former boss of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as having no electoral value. He therefore warned the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and leadership of the ... Read More »

Police Probes Alleged Attempt On NSCDC Boss

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The Police have begun investigation into the allegation that one policeman attempted to open fire on the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ade Abolurin. This is contained in a statement issued by DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday in Abuja. It ... Read More »

Kwam 1 and Laide Bakare Hang Out Together In The US

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Fuji king, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall aka KWAM 1 is in Miami, United States of America where he is visiting one of his wives, Titi Masha who just put to bed. He took a break from visiting his wife to   hang out with yoruba actress Laide Bakare who currently relocated to the ... Read More »

Why I Left APC – Nuhu Ribadu

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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday said that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to establish good governance in the country. Following his defection to the PDP, Ribadu also said in a statement, yesterday, that ... Read More »

Ribadu To Defect To PDP After Getting Presidential Nod

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Nuhu Ribadu is set to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reports Vanguard. The presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 election is said to be switching party for the governorship ticket of Adamawa state in the coming ... Read More »