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Senate Suspends Magu’s Confirmation As EFCC Boss

Ibrahim Magu

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


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


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


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


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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FG Uncovers N450 Billion Unremmitted Revenue As It Audits 33 Agencies


The Federal Government is set to recover about N450 billion operating surpluses that were not returned by 33 agencies from 2010 to 2015. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeousun, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference. She said that an audit had been carried out on …

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Former Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji Faces New Money Laundering Trial


The Court of Appeal in Lagos, has set aside the ruling of a Federal High Court that cleared former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, of money laundering charges. The court in a unanimous judgment set aside the verdict of the …

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Obanikoro Returns Another N134m To EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro

The former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro on Monday returned an additional sum of N34 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC bringing his total returned amount to N134m. Obanikoro who was accused of receiving N4.7bn from the former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki appealed to …

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Dino Melaye Urges Aregbesola To Pay Worker’s Salaries

Dino Melaye

Controversial senator, Dino Melaye, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, representing Kogi West has called on all state governors to use the funds received from the Federal Government to pay salaries of their workers. The senator who via his official Facebook page posted the sums each state collected, …

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Court Reject Ladoja’s Bid To Stop EFCC From Re-Opening Case Against Him


The Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has rejected the stay on application of Senator Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, to stall further proceedings on the N4.7 billion fraud case the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking to re-open against him. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the case …

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Former Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni Detained By EFCC Over N1bn Bribe


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested and detained Tunde Ayeni, a former chairman of Skye Bank, over allegations that he bribed a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, to acquire 54 plots of land in Abuja. Mr. Ayeni was arrested on Thursday and …

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Osun PDP Suspends Iyiola Omisore For Anti-Party Offences


Former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore has been suspended by a faction of the party in the state. The suspension of Omisore and other PDP chieftains came as as a result of allegedly engaging in activities that puts the party in bad light. The suspension was contained …

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EFCC Arraigns Dasuki’s Aide, 8 Others Over Fresh N36.8 Billion Fraud

Sambo Dasuki-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned the quartet of Nicholas Ashinze, a former special assistant to the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; an Austrian, Wolfgang Reinl;Edidiong Idiong and Sagir D. Mohammed before Justice  Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a 13-count charge …

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My Account Balance Is Less Than $10M – Patience Jonathan


Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of the former president Goodluck Jonathan has refuted reports circulating in the media that $175m is missing from her bank accounts. Mrs Patience in a statement signed and released by her spokesman, Mr. Sam Dokubo, on Wednesday, said her account balance as of the time it …

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I Have No Links With Militants Bombing Pipelines – Tompolo


Ex-Militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has denied having any links with the militant groups attacking oil installations in the Niger Delta. He made the statement on Sunday via his media consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, saying he never send any group of persons to attack oil facilities because of his …

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EFCC Arrests 2 SON Directors For Alleged N1.3bn Fraud


Two top directors of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for their alleged involvement in the N1.3billion fraud belonging to the agency. According to an EFCC source, the two directors have been arrested and questioned for their alleged role in a N1.3billion …

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EFCC To Receive 2% Of Recovered Loot – Senate

Nigerian Senate

The Senate in a plenary session on Thursday has praised the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), in its anti-corruption campaign, saying that the commission would be empowered to keep two percent of recovered loots as soon as the amendment of the Act which set it up was completed. This was …

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Court Sentences Lawyer To 4-Years For Money Laundering


The Federal High Court Kano presided over by Justice Fatu Riman has convicted and sentenced one Yakubu Na-Allah, a senior lawyer to four years imprisonment without option of fine for offences of money laundering to the tune of N50 million. The convict was arraigned by the EFCC on 14 January, …

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I Made Friends With Nnamdi Kanu, Boko Haram Suspects In Prison – Fani-Kayode


A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday shared his experiences while in detention after he was arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of fraud. Mr. Fani-Kayode was released from detention in Kuje Prisons last Monday, after he was granted bail by a high …

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EFCC Begins Investigation Into MMM


Sequel to an order given by the House of Representatives to shut down the activities of the Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) investment scheme and arrest its agents, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has begun an investigation into the activities of the scheme. The Public Relations Officer of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told journalists on Wednesday, …

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