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EFCC siezes Saraki’s houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized some houses belonging to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The houses, which are located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are said to belong to Saraki. However, the EFCC was said to be unsure of which of the properties that actually...

EFCC speaks on why Naira Marley was arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of popular singer, Afeez Fashola, otherwise known as Naira Marley, and others in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes. Premium Times had reported on Friday morning that the musician was arrested by the EFCC in Lagos. Naira...

CJN Onnoghen: What we’ll do to Fani-Kayode, Odumakin over fake news – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will file a libel suit against Femi Fani-Kayode, Yinka Odumakin “and other purveyors of the evil news”, over claims that the agency raided the house of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The agency was reacting to rumours on...

Fayose takes bold step, reveals when to report to EFCC

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose Tuesday wrote the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the freezing of his accounts and issues levelled against him. Fayose in the letter dated September 10, said he would report himself to the EFCC to clarify issues concerning him on Tuesday, October 16 after handing...

We have begun Abba Kyari’s petition, says EFCC

The petition that links the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to a contract scam has begun, the Economic and Financial Crimes spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren said on Friday. The petitioner, Bako Waziri Kyari, who claimed to be a nephew to the chief of staff had said during a...

How EFCC convicted more 150 corrupt persons in 6 months– Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has tried and convicted more than 150 corrupt persons in the last 6 months, the commission's Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu revealed. Magu noted that EFCC would have no respect for people's status or political affiliation once they are found guilty, they must face the...

EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, promoted by police

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been promoted by the Police Service Commission to the rank of the Commissioner of Police from the level of Deputy Commissioner of Police. This letter detailing Magu's promotion was contained in a statement by PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu...

Fayose’s Victory: EFCC reacts after losing in court

Following the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State at the Federal High Court in Ekiti as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was stopped from investigating the state finances, the anti-graft agency said the ruling was an error and cannot stand the test of time.   EFCC therefore vow that...

GTBank reacts to Innoson’s arrest, customers closing their accounts

A leading commercial bank, Guarranty Trust Bank (GTBank) said on Thursday that normal activities continues at its various branches in contrary to claim that most customers have closed their accounts after the arrest of businessman Innocent Chukwuma. Mr. Chukwuma, the CEO of Innoson Motors was arrested but later released and...

Magu denies knowing Maina was removed from wanted list

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has denied knowledge about letter that removed the embattled pension boss, Abdularasheed Maina, from wanted list. He said the letter, dated December 1, 2015, was before his assumption of office as the EFCC acting boss. “This is the first...

Senate accuses EFCC for sharing 222 properties seized from Maina, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been indicted by the Senate ad hoc committee established to probe how Abdulrasheed Maina, the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, was re-instated into service. According to the committee chairman, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, its investigation showed that the...

Ayim Pius, Ex-SGF, to be remanded for another 30 days over contract fraud

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, was arrested last Thursday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission might be detained further as the anti-graft obtained permission to do so for the next 30 days. The probe is in connection with the allegation of collecting N520million,...

How they hired ex-EFCC boss Farida Waziri to attack me

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's former President has rejected report that the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was concealed under his regime, saying former anti-graft boss, Farida Waziri was hired to attack him. Mrs. Farida had on Sunday made a statement accusing Jonathan's government of interfering with investigation of...

BREAKING NEWS: Ex Kogi gov Idris Wada in EFCC custody over N500m fraud

  Former governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, has being questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after N500million was traced to him, part of the N23billion disbursed by the Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. According to report from Punch, Mr. Wada who arrived the Abuja office of the anti-graft agency around...

F.Shaw, ex-EFCC Twitter handler, gets job with Union Bank

Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi, the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Twitter handler, best known as F.Shaw, has announced his new employment to work with Union Bank. The former EFCC staff who is also a rap artiste, became a subject of discuss on the internet after revealing his identity to...

Why Jonathan failed to appear in court over Metuh’s trial

An application filed by former President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed further reasons why he wants to be excused from appearing as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Metuh is standing trial on...

After Abuja mansion, EFCC moves to seal off Maina’s 6 Kaduna properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed off six properties in Kaduna State belonging to the embattled former pension fund boss, Abdulrasheed Maina. Recall that FELLOW PRESS reported that the armed operatives of EFCC had sealed off his Abuja mansion. Their operation started yesterday after the anti-graft agency found...

Sagay calls for ex-pension boss Maina’s arrest for stealing N2bn

As Abdulrasheed Maina, the return of the former chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, returns to country, it has being brought to the notice of President Muhammadu Buhari to order his arrest immediately over the allegation of pension fund to the tune of N2 billion. The...

Patience Jonathan debunks EFCC report that traced N2.1bn to her mother’s account

Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has described reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, traced N2.1 billion to her dead mother’s account as spurious, baseless and intended to mislead the public. Mrs. Jonathan in a statement signed by her Chief Press Secretary, Belema Meshack-Hart, said:  ‘’We wish...

EFCC probes INEC officers for electoral fraud

The South-South geopolitical zone has recorded the highest number of people who took part in the Continuous Voter Registration between the months of April and September 2017. This is according to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who also disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

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