EFCC urges Nigerians to expose foreign assets of corrupt politicians

By Kingsley Nwezeh The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) weekend said it was prepared to provide business intelligence to prospective investors in order to build confidence in the Nigerian business climate. The anti-graft agency also urged Nigerians in diaspora to put more pressure on authorities and governments in their countries of residence to prosecute […]

Orji Kalu recruits six SANs, six others to secure release from prison

Dr. Orji Kalu Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has recruited the service of 12 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs to secure his release from prison. The Supreme Court had nullified his trial where he was jailed for 12 years over money laundering to the tune of N7.65 billion, and […]

After 5 months in prison, Kalu set to resume at Senate tomorrow

Barring any last-minute changes, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who was released from a correctional facility in Kuje, Abuja on Friday is set to resume at the Senate tomorrow, Daily Trust reports. It could be recalled that the former Abia State governor was jailed in December 2019 over allegation of misappropriation of Abia’s state funds to […]

Governor, Senator, prisoner and now free… Kalu says life is a teacher

• As S/Court Sets Aside His Conviction,Jail Terms • Not Yet Uhuru, EFCC Ready For Fresh, Immediate Re-Trial • ‘Judgment Unfortunate, Technical Ambush Against Trial’ • Case Has Precedent, Says Lawyer­ In a judgment that has a precedent the Supreme Court, yesterday, nullified the Federal High Court judgment that convicted and handed down 12 years […]

Alleged N40 billion fraud: Akpabio under pressure, denies allegation in NDDC

By Samson Atekojo Usman The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied allegation of N40 billion fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an agency supervised by his ministry. Reacting in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday, by Anietie Ekong, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, he […]

We are set for immediate retrial of Orji Kalu – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday said it was ready for immediate retrial of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu. The Supreme Court had earlier in the day nullified the trial of Kalu and ordered a retrial. But the EFCC, in a statement said its attention had been drawn to the […]

Supreme Court nullifies Orji Kalu’s trial

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has nullified the trial of Dr. Orji Kalu, former Abia State Governor, who was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.1bn fraud and ordered a fresh trial. In an unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, on Friday, the apex court nullified the entire trial, on […]

US warns FG against diversion of $308m Abacha loot

Ejiofor Alike with agency reports The United States thursday warned the federal government to be prepared to “replace” the $308 million to be repatriated from funds looted by a former military ruler, the late General Sani Abacha, if it failed to expend the cash on public projects agreed upon. The United States and the British […]

Abacha loot recovery: Lawyers wade into dispute between US senator, EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission By Ikenna Anyanwu Senior Nigerian lawyers have weighed-in on recent altercation between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Senator Charles Grassley, the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Finance, expressing concern at the exchange of words. Grassley reportedly wrote a letter to the Chairman of the Money […]

JAMB revenue officer, boss stole N36.5 million – EFCC witness

An EFCC witness, Stanley Ani, on Tuesday told an FCT High Court, N36.5 million was not remitted to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as revenue. The EFCC charged Philomina Chieshe, a JAMB revenue officer who once claimed a snake swallowed the money in her custody and her boss, Samuel Umoru, the state coordinator […]

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