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Tag Archives: EFCC

Senate vindicated for not approving Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman

The Nigerian Senate has been vindicated for not approving Ibrahim Magu as the next Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.The report was released by State Security Service to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The SSS report, leaked on Friday, as it was a response to Mr. Malami’s …

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INEC suspends 202 personnels over N23bn Diezani bribe

No less than 202 persons have been suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended 202 personnel who have been  indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly receiving N23bn bribe disbursed on the instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the …

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BVN scammers get 6 months jail term

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, had two men brought  before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft. The duo, Innocent Uche Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni, both are from Orlu Ngaba Local Government Area of Imo …

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DSS submits evidence report of Acting EFCC chairman to the AGF

It is more saga and drama for the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu chairman as the Department of State Service ( DSS) issued a report containing an evidence implicating the Magu  to the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). The …

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EFCC Warns Film Maker, Kemi Adetiba To Keep Her Dealings Legitimate

Nigerian video director and filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba has been warned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) via Twitter to keep her dealings legitimate or risk being busted at a wedding party. This transpired after Kemi disclosed that she checked the 29 people EFCC is following on Twitter and …

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Charly Boy’s Latest Article ‘I Just Dey Vex’ Is A Must Read

Controversial Nigerian singer, Charly Boy who is also referred to as “His Royal Punkness: and “Area Fada” has again released another article of complaint which he titled ‘I just dey vex’ Read his piece below… Lately I have been thinking and visualising all the jagbajantis going on in the legislative …

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We want to take power to appoint EFCC Chairman from the President – Reps

The House of Representatives moved a motion on Wednesday that will give more power to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to fight corruption by proposing fresh amendments to the EFCC Act, 2004. The lawmakers also want to insulate the anti-graft agency from the influence of the Presidency, enhance its …

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Court fixes March 23 for Diezani alleged fraud case

The allegation before  former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke will be heard before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on March 23, 2017  to rule on the admissibility of a list of beneficiaries of some funds allegedly linked to the former minister.  The list was tendered by the Economic …

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Reasons why Ibrahim Magu was rejected by the Senate

The reason why the senate rejected the  Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu can not be far fetched. The Senate stated having doubts in their mind when Magu said that he does not know how much the commission under him has recovered from …

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Senate set to screen Ibrahim Magu

The Nigeria  Senate is set to screen the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. , on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had renominated Magu after the lawmakers rejected his nomination based on a damning security report by the Department of State Services. President of the Senate, Senator …

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Alleged Fraud: The trial Of Kalu and two Others Stalled

The trial of a former Governor of Abia State, , and two others on allegations of fraud was put on hold at the Federal High Court in Lagos due  a heavy downpour.  The failure of the prosecution to serve the statement of one of its witnesses on the defence team …

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EFCC opposes application to unfreeze Ozekhome’s account

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, fixed March 7 to hear arguments in a suit filed by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) seeking an order to unfreeze his account. Justice Abdulazeez Anka, had on Feb. 7, ordered temporary forfeiture of N75 million found in Ozekhome’s Guarantee Trust Bank account. …

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EFCC to prosecute INEC deputy director over N16 million fraud allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, , for his alleged collection of N16million from the infamous N23 billion Diezani Allison Madueke’s 2015 general election …

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EFCC Dissociates Self From Pinnacle Company

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a statement dissociating itself from the activities of Pinnacle Trading & Investment Company which has been parading itself as auctioneer of the commission. The commission on Friday said the company and its agents have been parading themselves as auctioneers purportedly appointed by …

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EFCC Recovers 17 Exotic Cars From Former Customs Boss’s House

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it recovered 17 exotic vehicles in a warehouse of a former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna State. This is according to the statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity …

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Diezani’s Poll Cash: EFCC To Arraign Top INEC Chief Over N16m Bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State, and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, Gogo Anderson Waribo for bribe-taking. Mr. Waribo allegedly collected N16 million from the N23 billion slush fund linked …

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Akwa Ibom Microfinance Bank Sacks 40 Employees

  The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom government, said it has disengaged about 40 employees. The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Uyo on Monday. “We have disengaged 40 of our staff and …

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Court Fixes March 6 For Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against EFCC

The Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed March 6, for further hearing in a suit filed by former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, to de-freeze her $15.5 million domiciled with Skye Bank. The fundamental rights enforcement suit was filed against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by Mrs. Jonathan. …

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Governors, Saraki Not Indicted In Paris Loan – EFCC

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked the report that it has indicted all governors of the 36 states of the Federation and the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki over the uses and abuses of the Paris Loan Refund. The anti-graft agency said there was no truth …

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Our Whistle-blowing Policy Has Yielded $160m, N8bn – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the Federal Government’s Whistle-blowing policy has yielded $151million and  N8billion in looted funds. In a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi,  the Special Assistant to the Minister, Alhaji Mohammed said the looted funds were recovered via the clues provided by three whistle-blowers who gave …

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