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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...

Arrest of Ekiti officials contemptuous, says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has lampooned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its illegal arrest and detention of two officials of the state despite court orders restraining the agency from such act. The governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Friday,...

How Diezani barred EFCC from interrogaing her in UK

Diezani Alison-Madueke, erstwhile Minister of Petroleum, has allegedly blocked the Economic and Financial Commission from interrogating her in the United Kingdom where she been staying since he ended her tenure in 2015. EFCC stated this in a counter-affidavit submitted to Federal High Court, Abuja, that it had been investigating the ex-minister...

Patience Jonathan exposed of N6bn Abuja plaza by EFCC

    Patience Jonathan, wife of former-President Goodluck Jonathan, has been exposed of an uncompleted 8 storied building allegedly belonging her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The magnificent edifice, located within the Central Business District, is between the National Mosque and the Federal Secretariat, Punch reports. The ex-First Lady allegedly acquired...

Justice Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria, finally surrenders to EFCC for probe, denies being invited for questioning, says ‘I have nothing to hide’

Chief Justice denied ever being invited by the EFCC Says he's ready to pay the price for judiciary reform and won't allow distractions I have nothing to hide Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Wednesday, has...

Minister of Justice will deal with Magu if goes astray, say Presidency

The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Okoi Obono-Obla, has said there will be consequences for the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, if the anti-graft agency fails to act on the letter written to him by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of...

Rejection of Magu as EFCC chairman transparent, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says the process used screening the Ibrahim Magu, nominee sent President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was transparent. Saraki said this on Tuesday while reacting to insinuation that the senate has premeditated plan to reject Mr. Magu as...

FShaw had personal dreams before joining us, EFCC clear doubts on former Twitter Handler

Following the exit of Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi, popularly known as FShaw KingFisher, from the anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission a week ago, varying reasons have continued to trail as to why the witty genius bided his darling job farewell. The anti-graft agency has however given a due reason...

‘How DSS, police, Army, share from Diezani’s $115m bribe’

The anti-graft agency of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) has released document that contain names of beneficiaries who benefitted in the $115million bride from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, for the 2015 general elections. Names contained in the document submitted by EFCC before the...

Court dismisses Obanikoro’s N100m suit against EFCC

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out the N100m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Obanikoro; his wife, Moroophat; his sons, Gbolahon and Babajide; and a daughter-in-law, Fati, had sued the...

Breaking: Court orders EFCC to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m account

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to unfreeze the account of former first lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan. The account contains $5.9 million. Recall that a Federal high court sitting in Lagos had in December last year ordered the freezing of multiple...

Magu: Saraki, other senators sued over March 15 screening

Senate president Bukola Saraki and a host of other senators have been dragged before the court over the screening of acting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman Ibrahim Magu on Wednesday, March 15. The Nation reports that the lawmakers were sued at a Federal High Court Abuja by a...

Again, Senate, DSS blocks Magu as EFCC Chairman

By Olakunle Adeniyi After the rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu by the Senate, the lawmakers has requested a new nomination on Wednesday. The Senate also said Mr Magu's capacity in Acting Chairman of EFCC has ended. This was based on report...

Court orders forfeiture of Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu’s $9.8m, £74,000 recovered by EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab B. Abubakar, Tuesday, has ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,000 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars) and £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) recovered from a former Group Managing Director...

No fresh confirmation notice on Magu

Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Acting ChairmanNigeria government has denied making a fresh presentation to the Senate for the confirmation of Acting Chairman Eof Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu. The Presidency said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari has not written a fresh letter to the Senate insisting...

We will support EFCC to probe Mimiko – APC‎ chieftain

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has affirmed that it was ready to ‎work with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the tenure of the outgoing Governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko. The party described Saturday’s governorship election in the state, which its candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu...

Judge in fresh trouble for receiving N5m from SAN

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court is in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5m from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told our correspondent that the SAN had been invited to explain what the money was meant for. A detective in the...

Patience Jonathan probe: EFCC freezes socialite, Bola Shagaya’s N500m account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen a bank account belonging to Mrs. Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman which Forbes Magazine described as one of the wealthiest in Africa. It was learnt that Shagaya, who is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bolmus Group International – a diversified Nigerian conglomerate...

Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government, Punch reports. Dikko, who served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40bn...

Obanikoro reportedly refunds N100.4m to EFCC, may regain freedom  

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has reportedly refunded N100.4 million out of the N785 million a company, Sylvan McNamara limited linked to him, received from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The Nation reports that Obanikoro who has been in EFCC custody since October 19th,...

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