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EFCC Drags Prisons Officer To Court Over N83m Fraud


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


  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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Nyako Flees Nigeria For Fear Of Being Killed


Former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was impeached from office last week has fled the country, reports Vanguard, citing sources. Nyako was said to have left Nigeria shortly after he was impeached by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct. Although the source close to Nyako ... Read More »

EFCC’s Double Standard in Taraba and Accountant Joel Lenbang’s travails by Victoria Adamu


The arrest and arraignment of Taraba state’s Accountant General, Joel Lenbang, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised more dust than it has settled them.  It has also generally questioned the real motives behind the current activity of the anti-graft agency in the state. And unless the ... Read More »

N5.6bn Pension Scam: EFCC Not Ready For Trial


Mr Veral Agboje, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Friday that she was not ready to commence trial in the N5.6 billion pension scam case involving ex-Oyo state Head of service, Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke, and 11 others. Adeleke and the other accused persons were arraigned ... Read More »

Accountant-General Remanded In Taraba Prison Over Alleged N1.56bn Fraud

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The Accountant–General of Taraba State, Joel Lengbang was yesterday remanded in a Jalingo prison over alleged stealing of N1.56 billion belonging to the state. Lengbang was charged before Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Jalingo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 8-count charge bordering ... Read More »

Reps To Probe N76bn Abuja, Lagos CCTV Contract


The House of Representatives yesterday directed its Committees on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Public Safety and National Security to probe the failure of ZTE Corporation to execute contract for the installation of Close Circuit Television Cameras, CCTVs, in Abuja and Lagos, years after it was awarded by the Federal ... Read More »