Turaki’s N714m fraud trial: I’m not aware of contract signed by perm sec –Witness

The trial of a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Tanimu Kabiru Turaki continued before Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday,  with  the prosecution presenting its seventh witness, Mohammed Gambo Muazu, a retiree and former Director Procurement in the Ministry of Special Duties.  Muazu who was led in evidence by Abubakar Uba Ringim […]

Money Laundering Trial: Ex-AGF Adoke stranded in UAE over COVID-19, lawyer tells court

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The trial of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, SAN, on alleged money laundering offences has been stalled by reasons of his absence in court on Monday. His counsel, also a former AGF, Mr Godwin Agabi, SAN, informed Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Abuja division of the […]

How we will give a bite to anti-corruption war in 2021 – Buhari

By Kazeem Ugbodaga President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his government will review some of the laws to ensure that the anti-corruption fight is more effective. Buhari, in a nationwide broadcast, said his administration, had recorded substantial gains so far in the anti-corruption war, saying his government was committed to continuing along the path of […]

International fugitive Maina goes the way of ‘the noble’, slumps in court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charges, on Thursday, collapsed before trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Maina slumped shortly after the court resumed proceedings in the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, […]

I have no case to answer on allegations against me – Maina

I have no case to answer on allegations against me – Maina Abdulrasheed Maina Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he had no case to answer in the allegations levied against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former pension […]

Assets declaration: Magu shuns CCB’s summons

Ibrahim Magu Godwin Tsa, Abuja The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, failed to honour the summon the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), issued for him to appear and answer questions bordering on some landed properties. A competent source at the CCB who confided in Daily Sun said […]

Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant against Diezani

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court, yesterday declined an application by the Economic and Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC) to issue a warrant of arrest against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu refused the granting of the application on the ground that an affidavit to proof […]

Shamed: First Bank staff Oreoluwa Adesakin jailed for stealing N49m

A busted staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Oreoluwa Adesakin, has been convicted for fraud and handed a total term of 98 years in prison by Justice Muniru Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court. But she will spend just seven years in jail. Adesakin was found to have committed financial fraud against First […]

Suspect wanted by FBI for $6m scam surrenders to EFCC

FCC says it is in custody of a suspect declared wanted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over alleged $6 million dollar fraud EFCC, key player in preserving democratic governance in Nigeria – official By Desmond Ejibas The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is now in custody of Felix Okpoh, […]

Diezani’s partner, Kola Aluko, to lose $25m Los Angeles mansion

The United States Department of Justice has begun proceedings to seize a $25m mansion in Los Angeles belonging to Kola Aluko, an ally of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria. Aluko and Olajide Omokore, had in 2011 to 2015 allegedly conspired with others to bribe Alison-Madueke in order to win oil production […]

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