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Tag Archives: EFCC

We Must Kick Out Corruption – Obasanjo

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‎Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Monday said the current fiscal challenge facing the country must be creatively addressed. Obasanjo spoke at the inaugural conference of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy held at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan. “The Minister of Finance recently announced that …

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90% Of Nigerians Are Corrupt, Bafarawa Declares As He Asks FG To Find Out How States Became Broke After Years Of Enjoying Oil Money

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Former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa has described 90 percent of Nigerians as corrupt. Bafarawa, who was recently questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for collecting money from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) wondered why states in Nigeria have suddenly gone broke …

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I’ll Appear In Court ‘At The Appropriate Time’ – Tompolo

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Former General Officer Commanding, Movement for the Emanicipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Government Ekpumupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, yesterday, said he will appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, which issued a bench warrant for his arrest, January 14, but his appearance will be “at the appropriate …

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Arms Deal: EFCC Detains Ex-CAS

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the immediate past Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu. Amosu who was invited by the anti-graft detained honored EFCC invitation on Wednesday. A senior operative with the commission told Vanguard that Amosu had been helping the agency in the …

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EFCC Seals Dasuki’s Hotel, Building Under Construction In Kaduna

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed off buildings allegedly owned by former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki in Kaduna, Kaduna State. According to reports, the commission sealed the property in the late hours of Sunday. Dasuki is being investigated by the EFCC over his alleged …

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Metuh To Pay N700m In Bail Over N400m Corruption Trial

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National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, was yesterday granted bail to the tune of N300 million with two sureties in like sum over a two-count criminal charge bordering on his alleged destruction of evidence against him. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleged …

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PDP Blasts Buhari, APC Over Handcuffing Of Metuh

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the handcuffing of its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh even when the court is yet to hear his case. The PDP spokesman who was remanded in Kuje Prison last Friday, was brought to court this morning in handcuffs.‎ “This development which expectedly …

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Corrupt Judges Will Go To Jail – AGF

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The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN says corrupt judges will end up in jail as they will be prosecuted and their illegally acquired assets returned to the state. Mr Malami said this, Tuesday, at the media launch organized by the Socio-Economic …

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Arms Contracts: Restrictions Placed On Bank Accounts Of Ex-military Chiefs – Report

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The Special Investigative Panel on arms procurement have indicted two former Chiefs of Army Staff and 14 serving officers of the army in its investigation of arms contracts for the military, The Nation reports. Following the panel’s findings, indications emerged last night that the appropriate government agencies might have placed …

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Buhari Orders EFCC To Investigate Former Service Chiefs Over N15bn Defense Contract

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate former chief of defense staff, chiefs of air staffs and others in a phantom fighter jet, helicopter scam. ​This came after it was established that between September 2009 and May 2015, the NAF expended about N15 …

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Court Summons Tompolo Over Criminal Charges By EFCC

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The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered Chief Government Oweize Ekpemopolo a.k.a Tompolo to appear before it to face criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). While Tompolo failed to appear, the EFCC, will on Thursday arraign Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) and …

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Olisa Metuh In More Trouble As He Tears Own Voluntary Statement To EFCC

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The embattled spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has reportedly ran into a fresh trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for tearing his voluntary statement to the commission. Metuh reportedly tore the statement he volunteered earlier to the operatives after he was arrested, last week, …

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Why We Have Not Arrested Jonathan – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, explained why it has not arrested former President Goodluck Jonathan despite being at the helm of affairs when the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki  (retd) allegedly disbursed over $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase to various individuals. EFCC Chairman, …

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Returning Looted Fund Does Not Stop Prosecution Of Suspects – Magu

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had retrieved N100 million out of the N170 million traced to the account of the former Military Administrator of Kaduna State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Jafaru Isah. Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu confirmed the …

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Metuh Has To Return N400m If He Wants To Be Released – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the continued detention of the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is due to his unwillingness to admit guilt and return the ‘over N400 million’ he allegedly received from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki just like the chieftain of …

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Nigeria Sliding Into Dictatorship Under Buhari, Group Says

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  Civil society group, the Concerned Citizens for Constitutional Democracy (CCCD) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to run a dictatorship, considering the clampdown on members of the opposition in guise of fighting corruption. The group in an electronic statement expressed concerns over the “KGB styled” invasion of the …

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Buhari Asks EFCC To Account For Recovered Loot

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President Muhammadu Buhari has issued fresh orders to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to account for funds that were stolen but recovered by the Commission. The President also urged the EFCC not to be distracted by negative comments from some quarters on its operations, especially as they affect …

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EFCC Does Not Contact The Presidency Before Doing Their Job – Lai Mohammed Counter PDP Allegation

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The federal government has refuted claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the arrest of its spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt to silence the opposition. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja …

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Metuh Family Urges FG To Release Their Son Or Charge Him To Court

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The Metuh family has lamented the detention of the spokesperson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh who was arrested on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement signed by Chief Gilbert Metuh on behalf of the family noted that “whereas the charges for which …

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Soyinka Asks EFCC To Probe Him In Respect To The N82m Birthday Dinner

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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described as ‘abominable distractions,’ statement by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, that the state would demand a refund from him (Soyinka) if it is confirmed that he collected cash from the N82 million allegedly spent by immediate-past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi …

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