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Tag Archives: EFCC

N8 Billion Currency Scam: Suspects Seek Plea Bargain

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Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday adjourned till Wednesday the trial of four accused persons in the case of alleged N8 billion currency scam. Ms. Abdulmaleek adjourned the trial based on the prayers by the defence counsel following the plea bargaining arrangement entered …

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EFCC Official Arrested Over N15m Bribe

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An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uzodinma Kingsley Agbazue, has been arrested for demanding and collecting a N15 million bribe from a lawmaker (names withheld) under investigation. Agbazue, a Deputy Detective Superintendent, was on Thursday disarmed and detained following a complaint lodged by the lawmaker that he …

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-Adamawa Governor, Others Over N160m COntract Scam

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The former Adamawa State Governor, Barrister Bala James Ngilari has been indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a N160 million contract scam. The ex-governor as well as two of his subordinates, Ibrahim Welye, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG)  and Barrister Sanda Lamurde, former finance Commissioner were …

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There Is Need To Intensify War On Corruption – Osinbajo

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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has emphasized the need for the ongoing war against corruption to continue, stressing that it is mandatory to correct the dark side that has eaten the nation’s economy. The VP, perceived that the nation had witnessed excessive corruption, saying that “no economy can tolerate the …

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EFCC Seals Three Mansions Belonging To Ex-Katsina Gov, Shema

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The former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, who is currently under investigation for alleged diversion of N18 billion belonging to the government has had three of his houses sealed on Monday by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The three houses located at Madoji Road in the GRA, Madachi …

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Wanted Former Gov Of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema Reports To EFCC Office

Katsina State Governor: Barrister Ibrahim Shema

Former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, who was declared wanted on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly diverting N18 billion of government’s fund to his private account has turned himself in. Shema reported to EFCC office in Abuja around 9:30 a.m. Friday, reports indicated. It will be …

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4 Companies Plead Guilty To Money Laundering For Ex-President Jonathan’s Aide

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Four companies, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited have pleaded guilty to laundering the sum of $15, 591,700 million for Waripamo Owei-Didafa, an Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The companies pleaded guilty …

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EFCC Employee, Others Arrested For Breaking Into Property Seized From Badeh

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A driver in the employ  of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nasiru Isa, is in the soup for allegedly breaking into a  property seized from a former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). Sharing the same fate with him are: mobile police officer, Corporal …

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Patience Jonathan Claims Ownership Of $31.4m In Frozen Account

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Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is claiming ownership of the $31.4 million involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Counsel to the first defendant in charge, with case number FHC/337C/16, Mr. Gboyega Oduwole, informed the court that Mrs. Jonathan filed a fundamental application …

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President Buhari To Attend UN Congress

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to lead the Federal Government’s delegation to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Buhari will be joining other world leaders to address issues of global importance as well as those peculiar to their different countries and regions. The UNGA kicks off from …

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Dr Ayade, Brother To Cross River State Gov Arrested By EFCC Over $2.4bn Contract Scam

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Dr. Francis Ayade, the brother of Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade was on Tuesday apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged an alleged N2.4bn contract scam. The Managing Director of Leophina Nigeria Limited and Hally Brown International Limited, was accused of diverting four different …

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‘Nigeria’s Biggest Corruption Is In The Judiciary’- Ibrahim Magu

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The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu today while addressing Newsmen took a swipe at the Nigerian Judiciary.He called them Nigeria’s ‘Biggest problem’ and also described them as corrupt.

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3 Men Arrested For Impersonating EFCC Acting Chairman

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According to a statement, the Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 3 people for impersonation and attempt to obtain money by false pretext from the Anambra State Secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Casmir I. Ajulu. The arrested persons are Chukwuma Charles Eze, Ogechi …

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Contractor Diverts 60 Trucks Of Grains Meant For IDPs In Borno

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A contractor who allegedly diverted 60 truck-load of grains meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State has been apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspect (names withheld) delivered only fifty-three trucks out of 113 allocated to the state and diverted the rests to an …

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I Will Not Resign, Padding Is Not An Offence – Dogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, Mr Yakubu Dogara, says he will not resign despite allegations of budget padding against him. Mr Dogara made the statement after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Talks at the meeting were believed to be largely focused on the …

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SEE Speaker Dogara’s Alleged Abuja Mansion

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The former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has asked law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute some leaders of the House and jail them for allegedly padding the 2016 budget. Jibrin, who spoke with journalists  recently said, he personally submitted petitions against Speaker of the House …

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EFCC Storms NAHCO Lagos Office

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Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO) got a surprise visit by unwanted guests over the weekend as officials of the Economic and Financil Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the corporate office of the firm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos demanding to see top officials and some documents. Spokesman …

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Jibrin Insists On Dogara’s Arrest

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The immediate past Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Friday stormed the headquarters of the Department of State Services, Abuja, to seek the arrest of the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara for his role in the alleged budget padding. See what he had …

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Ex-Ebonyi Council Chair, 2 Others Arraigned By EFCC For N25m Fraud

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Former Coordinator of Afikpo South Local Government Development Centre of Ebonyi State, Ugwuocha Okoroafor; his treasurer, Christian Chukwu Owo, and the administrative officer, Mrs. Anne Eke Agwu was on Thursday araingend by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice E.A. Ngene of the State High Court, Afikpo on …

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Reps Invite EFCC To Probe Alleged Budget

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Some members of the House of Representatives under the aegis of the ‘Transparency Group’ on Wednesday signed a petition to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged 2016 budget padding claims made by a former Chairman of the Appropriation committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Hon. Jibrin claimed …

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