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Akpabio Writes To Senate In Support Of Under Fire EFCC Chair A Day Before His Scheduled Interrogation


The Senate, yesterday, was in disarray over a bid to probe the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over failure to remit more than N2.05 trillion, being funds recovered from corrupt former leaders. In a move that is a sign of things to come (division) in the red chamber of ... Read More »

Court Orders EFCC To Pay Illegally Detained Man N12m


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday, awarded N12 million against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the illegal arrest and detention of the Administrative Manager of a firm, Rana Prestige Nigeria Industries Limited, Mr Adewale Adeniyi. Adeniyi had dragged EFCC to court, claiming N30 million as ... Read More »

EFCC Will Only Probe Tinubu, Amaechi With Credible Evidence – APC

Amaechi, Buhari, Tinubu

Following allegations of corruption and calls by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the national leader of the , All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, director-general of the Buhari campaign organisation, former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, and others alleged ... Read More »

EFCC Quiz NAFDAC DG Over Alleged Corrupt Practices

NAFDAC DG, Dr.Paul Orhii

Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii has been summoned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the mismanagement of the agency’s funds, it has emerged. Former NAFDAC Director of Finance and Accounts, Ademola Mogbojuri, who was ... Read More »

Tinubu Behind Toyin Saraki’s EFCC Travails – Sen. Waku


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator JKN Waku has accused National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of being behind a petition over which the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). “I have ... Read More »

Group Warns EFCC Against False Allegations


Sequel to petition against the Director General of the Nigerian Agency For Food and Drug Administration ( NAFDAC ), Dr. Paul Orhii over allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement, a coalition of 14 civil societies has condemned the false allegations. The Civil Societies who came under the aegis of African ... Read More »

Group Calls For Sack Of EFCC Boss


More than 20 civil society organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Coalition for Civil Liberty and Equity, (CCLE) are calling for the sack of the Chairman of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde. They made the call through a peaceful protest in Abuja. In a statement ... Read More »

Lamido Apologizes To Sons Over Detention


Former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido is begging his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, for forgiveness over their prison experience. He claimed total responsibility for their ordeal in the hands of the law. Speaking with Voice of America Hausa service in an interview, shortly after his return from Abuja, ... Read More »

APC Planning To Shield Fayemi From EFCC – Ekiti PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to shield former governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement by the state’s Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, the party alleged ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns, Ohakim, Nyako And Son Over Money Laundering


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday arraigned two former state governors, Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and Nyako’s son, Abdul-Aziz, before the Federal High Court, Abuja on charges bordering on corruption, abuse of office and money laundering. Nyako and his son, a serving ... Read More »

EFCC Arrest Lamido And Sons Over Graft Allegations


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday  arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido along with his two sons over allegations of graft. Lamido and his two sons — Aminu and Mustapha — were picked up in Abuja on Tuesday and taken to Kano where they are ... Read More »

Enough Is Enough: Osun People Rally Against Aregbesola Today


For his insensitivity towards the plight of the people of the state, some Osun State citizens are reportedly gearing up for today’s rally in support of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s impeachment. According to the organisers of the rally, Civil Societies’ Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO), over 20 civil and faith ... Read More »

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

Femi Fani-Kayode-Bola Tinubu

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

Oyo coat of arms

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 »