EFCC declares Jonathan’s Finance Coordinator wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted, Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairperson, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2015. Olojeme, who was Chairperson of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015, was accused of cornering $48,485,127 from the NSITF, Daily Post reports. The accused and […]

EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

’55 top govt officials, businessmen stole N1.4 trn under OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan’

Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The massive looting of public funds during the administrations of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan came to the fore, Monday, as top government officials and businessmen were said to have illicitly enriched themselves with public funds, amounting to over N1.35 trillion. The chairman of the Presidential […]

How Diezani Disbursed $115m to Abubakar Suleiman, Dele Belgore, Others

An investigative officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Usman Zikari, has revealed to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos how former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke shared $115 million with politicians and influential figures across Nigeria, including former Minister for National Planning Abubakar Suleiman. Mr. Zikari, in his testimony, said the […]

Alleged Wike’s bribe: FCT judge transfers INEC officers’ trial to P’Harcourt

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday transferred to the Port Harcourt Division of the court the charges filed against 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who were accused of receiving N360m bribe from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in connection with the December […]

Breaking: Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu loses bid to retrieve forfeited $9.8m

Moves by former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, to recover his $9.8m seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has hit the rock. The Federal High Court in Kano refused to grant the ex GMD’s application for overturn the interim order of forfeiture given to the EFCC […]

Suspended NIA boss’ wife bought Ikoyi flat with $1.6m cash, says EFCC

By Ramon Oladimeji The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7B, No. 13, Osborne Road, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs. Oke is the wife of the […]

Still on the “Bastard” Loot at the Osborne Towers – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun / Lagos, Nigeria / April 22, 2017 – Just as many Nigerians were preparing for Easter, not a few were expecting something quiet. On Wednesday 12 April, 2017 news began to filter in that some money were found in a flat allegedly belonging to former Bauchi state Governor and People’s Democratic Party […]

Niger gov lays claim to seized N6bn

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, on Friday claimed that the N6bn that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission traced to a former commissioner in the state was stolen from Niger State Government account. Bello made the claim in an interview with journalists shortly after joining President Muhammadu Buhari for the two-raka’at Juma’at […]

Seized N13bn: Investigators probe Goodluck Jonathan link

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s name once again came up on Saturday during investigations into the seized N13bn ($43.4m, N23m and £27,000) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the National Intelligence Agency had claimed ownership of the money which was recovered on Thursday. […]

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