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Ribadu Must Not Be Granted Waiver; He Lacks Electoral Value – Edwin Clark


Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, slammed the former boss of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as having no electoral value. He therefore warned the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and leadership of the ... Read More »

Police Probes Alleged Attempt On NSCDC Boss


The Police have begun investigation into the allegation that one policeman attempted to open fire on the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ade Abolurin. This is contained in a statement issued by DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday in Abuja. It ... Read More »

Kwam 1 and Laide Bakare Hang Out Together In The US


Fuji king, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall aka KWAM 1 is in Miami, United States of America where he is visiting one of his wives, Titi Masha who just put to bed. He took a break from visiting his wife to   hang out with yoruba actress Laide Bakare who currently relocated to the ... Read More »

Why I Left APC – Nuhu Ribadu


Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday said that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to establish good governance in the country. Following his defection to the PDP, Ribadu also said in a statement, yesterday, that ... Read More »

Ribadu To Defect To PDP After Getting Presidential Nod

Nuhu Ribaduuu

Nuhu Ribadu is set to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reports Vanguard. The presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 election is said to be switching party for the governorship ticket of Adamawa state in the coming ... Read More »

Nyako Flees Nigeria For Fear Of Being Killed


Former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was impeached from office last week has fled the country, reports Vanguard, citing sources. Nyako was said to have left Nigeria shortly after he was impeached by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct. Although the source close to Nyako ... Read More »

EFCC’s Double Standard in Taraba and Accountant Joel Lenbang’s travails by Victoria Adamu


The arrest and arraignment of Taraba state’s Accountant General, Joel Lenbang, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised more dust than it has settled them.  It has also generally questioned the real motives behind the current activity of the anti-graft agency in the state. And unless the ... Read More »

N5.6bn Pension Scam: EFCC Not Ready For Trial


Mr Veral Agboje, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Friday that she was not ready to commence trial in the N5.6 billion pension scam case involving ex-Oyo state Head of service, Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke, and 11 others. Adeleke and the other accused persons were arraigned ... Read More »

Accountant-General Remanded In Taraba Prison Over Alleged N1.56bn Fraud

Joel Lengbang

The Accountant–General of Taraba State, Joel Lengbang was yesterday remanded in a Jalingo prison over alleged stealing of N1.56 billion belonging to the state. Lengbang was charged before Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Jalingo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 8-count charge bordering ... Read More »

Reps To Probe N76bn Abuja, Lagos CCTV Contract


The House of Representatives yesterday directed its Committees on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Public Safety and National Security to probe the failure of ZTE Corporation to execute contract for the installation of Close Circuit Television Cameras, CCTVs, in Abuja and Lagos, years after it was awarded by the Federal ... Read More »

N76bn Scam: EFCC Probes Police, , ZTE, NCC, Others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced probe into the alleged scam in the N76 billion moribund police CCTV project, awarded to a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation. It has also summoned the petitioner, Mr Olugbenga Adeyemi, who is to appear before the investigating team on June 18. The ... Read More »

Man In Court Over Death Of Australian Granny In $90,000 Online Dating Scam


A Nigerian man who allegedly conned an Australian pensioner out of $90,000 in an online dating scam has appeared in court charged with deception, the country’s anti-graft agency said on Thursday. “The man was brought to court in Ibadan for conspiracy and obtaining the sum of $90,000 from an Australian ... Read More »

Man Jailed 3 Years For Impersonating EFCC Boss


A High Court in Kano State has sentenced one Daniel Okpara to three years imprisonment for impersonating the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde. A statement by head, media and publicity of the anti-graft agency’s, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said the convict allegedly opened a ... Read More »

N100m Pension Bill: Akpabio Has Breached His Constitutional Oath


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has described the N100 million pension bill just passed into law by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as immoral, unfair, unconstitutional and a rip-off on the people of the state. “Akwa Ibom must be the only place on the planet where such ... Read More »

EFCC Investigates Alleged Scam In Assemblies Of God Church


The crisis rocking the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria has taken another dimension as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun a probe into the financial transactions of the church following allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of funds coming from the warring parties. Top on the alleged scam ... Read More »

EFCC Arrest NPS Accountant For Graft, Money Laundering


The head of Capital Accounts at the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Abuja, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged corruption, money laundering and abuse of public office. Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, a level 14 officer, who is on secondment to the NPS from the Federal ... Read More »

EFCC Asks Borno Govt Official Who Spends N12m Every Week To Refund N200m


A top government official in Borno State said to have been in the habit of collecting N12 million every Monday in the past couple of months to run his office has been ordered to refund N200 million he allegedly obtained through corrupt means, reports have said. The Economic and Financial ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests 6 Over N5.5m Bank Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said it had arrested six persons, including two staff of Skye Bank, over an alleged N5.5m fraud. The suspects were identified as Ademola Okunlola, 36; Tajudeen Oluwanisola, 41; Kolawole Adams, 52; Temitope Pedro, 27; Bayo Olowoyo, 39 and Otunba Biodun Adebanjo, 56. ... Read More »

Pension Scam: Re-arraignment Stalled As Accused Collapses In Court


A Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state today postponed the re-arraignment of a former Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke and 11 others implicated in a N5.6 billion pension scam, after one of the defendants collapsed when the court was taking their pleas. ... Read More »

EFCC, NDE Partner To Fight Corruption


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has entered into a partnership with the National Directorate for Employment (NDE) as part of efforts to increase public enlightenment and education in the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria. The Executive Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, while speaking during a sensitisation programme ... Read More »

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