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Kwankwaso Seeks Court Injuction To Escape EFCC Arrest


Former Governor of Kano State and now a serving senator, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has sought refuge in a High Court sitting in Gezawa for an injunction to restrain the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting him. This came following a petition to the EFCC against the former ... Read More »

Civil Servants Call On EFCC To Probe Aregbesola, Others Over Non-payment Of Salaries


The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate both former and serving governors who they alleged squandered the states’ resources on frivolities but abandoned payment of workers salaries. The union alleged that some of the governors used state funds to finance ... Read More »

EFCC Increases Charges Against Sylva To 50 After Judge Dismissed Case

Timipre Sylva

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released 50 fresh charges against former Bayelsa State Governor Timpere Sylva following the dismissal of the money laundering charges it preferred against the All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, by Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Abuja Federal High Court. The EFFC increased ... Read More »

I Have No Case With EFCC – Former Gov. Ngilari


Immediate past Governor of Adamawa State, Bala James Ngilari has refuted allegations he was declared wanted by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking on Sunday night when he returned to Yola from Dubai where he underwent medical check-up, Ngilari said that the allegation was just a cheap blackmail perpetrated ... Read More »

6 CBN Officials, 16 Others Arrested By EFCC Over N8bn Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested six top officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 16 workers of some commercial banks in the country over an N8 billion scam. The anti-graft agency accused the suspects of stealing and putting defaced and mutilated Naira notes to ... Read More »

Nemesis Will Catch Up With Corrupt APC Leaders – Fani-Kayode

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The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode says nemesis would soon catch up with the corrupt leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Fani-Kayode stated this against the backdrop of a forged letter purportedly signed by the Chief of ... Read More »

Oyo Accuses Opposition Of Sponsoring Pensioners’ Protest

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The Oyo State government has claimed that a protest, last week, by a splinter group of pensioners in the state under the aegis of Retired Primary School Teachers, was sponsored by political opponents of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to a statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media, ... Read More »

Jonathan Needs To Strengthen EFCC – Clark


Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to reorganise the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give it more powers to fight corruption and other related financial crimes in the country. “Given that nothing substantially is being done to fight corruption, one is primed to advise ... Read More »

Jonathan Did Not Order Probe Of Opposition Leaders – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Friday, raised the alarm that a fake letter purportedly written by the Presidency to it to initiate discrete probe of key opposition figures in the country, was in circulation. The commission described the letter said to have been written and signed by the ... Read More »

Photo: EFCC Arraign Man For $127million Scam


Find the EFCC press statement below… A suspected fraudster, Emeofa Michael Ikechukwu (Alias Michael Briggs) was on March 10, 2015 docked before Justice H.A Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court Port Harcourt, Rivers State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 9-count charge bordering on personation, forgery ... Read More »

Ibori’s Conviction Cost N4.3bn

James Ibori

The anti-graft agencies of the United Kingdom spent £14 million (N4.3 billion) to secure the conviction of Chief James Ibori, former governor of Delta State, it emerged, yesterday at the plenary session of the Senate. The disclosure was made by Sen. Victor Lar, Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Financial ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Duping Winners Chapel Of N77million


  The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday February 19, 2015 arraigned one Chief Felix Ogbebor before Justice B. O. Quadri of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on 8-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Seventy Seven Million ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Former Gov. Of Gombe’s Son For Stealing, Money Laundering


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a son of Murtala Nyako, Abdul-Aziz, in Gombe, Gombe State, barely two weeks after Nyako himself was declared wanted by the anti-graft agency. A statement from Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity said Abdul-Aziz was immediately flown to Abuja where ... Read More »

NLC Conference: Delegates Throw Chairs At One Another Over Housing Scam


The conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday, went into a rowdy session over issues pertaining to the N2.6 billion failed housing project of the union expected to be developed in partnership with private property developer, Kriston Lally. Delegates threw chairs at one another as disagreement deepened on the ... Read More »

Ribadu Defends Okonjo-Iweala Over Alleged Missing N30trn


  Former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, on Tuesday, said that for N30 trillion to be missing under the watch of Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was impossible. “I was baffled and got deluded for anyone to say that N30 trillion got lost. I ... Read More »

Stock Brokers Sue Oyedepo For Not Paying Them


A licensed stock brokerage firm, Valueline Securities and Investment Limited, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos against founder of Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, for alleged breach of agreement on multi-billion Naira investment in the Nigerian stock market. The ... Read More »

EFCC Goes After PDP NWC Members Over N750m Bribe


Several top officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may soon be dragged to court for allegedly demanding and collecting N750 million from a governorship aspirant in Delta State, Ndudi Elumelu, brother of serial entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, indications have emerged. new balance sneakers for women The officials, who are ... Read More »

Senator Calls For Obasanjo’s Probe Over Alleged Fraudulent Activities

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Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over alleged fraudulent activities during his tenure. Owie accused the former President of being the architect of the problems being suffered by ... Read More »

Two Pastors Jailed 7 Years Over N32m Fraud


Two clergymen have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment each for stealing N32 million from investors in a wonder bank. They are Pastor Glory Abrefera and Reverend Vincent Okpogu. The clerics were arrested on the allegation of deceiving members of the public into investing in Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, ... Read More »

Ribadu Emerges Adamawa PDP Guber Candidate


Former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu’s decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finally paid off on Monday, as he emerged the winner of the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa. Ribadu garnered 688 votes at the end of ... Read More »