Elumelu threatens legal action over ‘false allegation’ of N41 billion fraud

The former Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Tony Emumelu, has given the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petition, Ayo Akinyelure, seven days to retract a statement credited to him, alleging that he was involved in a N41 billion fraud case. Lawyers to Elumelu, in a […]

Senate wants NDDC IMC to refund N4.923bn alleged illegal payments to staff, contractors

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Commitee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments, made to staff and contractors in breach of procurement process. It said that the refund should be made to the NDDC’s Account with immediate effect. The resolution of the […]

EFCC: I’ll now fight back publicly – Ibrahim Magu declares

By John Owen NwachukwuIbrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared that he will no longer hide but was now ready to fight back at orchestrated attacks against his person. Magu said he will henceforth reply to all the allegations against him in public. This was contained […]

NDDC Probe: You came here to mislead investigative committee – Lawmaker tells Akpabio

By Don SilasA member of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission has accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio of misleading the committee. Honourable Thomas Ereyi-Tobi, who is presiding over the hearing, accused Akpabio of lying under oath while testifying before the panel. According to Ereyi-Tobi, “I have listened […]

Saraki opens up on why Magu was after him

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has revealed why the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu went after him with zeal to prosecute him. Saraki said Magu decided to take the fight against him personal because the eight National Assembly did not confirm his appointment as […]

Court jails Ex-NIMASA director for seven years over fraud, money laundering

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Executive Director, Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba, to seven years imprisonment for laundering N1.5bn. Agaba, who was in charge of Maritime, Safety and Shipping, was said to have looted the money from the agency. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

Magu took his non-confirmation personal —Saraki

By Eniola Akintuotu, Abuja Former Senate President Bukola Saraki says the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, took his non-confirmation by the 8th Senate personal hence his decision to go after him. Saraki said this in a statement while reacting to the court order on the return of his two […]

Magu: Fresh posers over N7.5bn, 332 seized houses

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. • Questions over N5b election fund, N2.5b recruitment fund • Panel calls for files on all politically exposed persons on EFCC’s radar • Magu’s untouchables, others, reappear before panel today • FG asks govs to file reports on EFCC activities in their states since 2015 By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, […]

I took $70m in 12 bags to Abuja banker, on the instruction of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, ex-NNPC boss tells court

  By Innocent Anaba A Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, former Group General Manager in charge of Crude Oil Marketing has narrated to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, how he delivered 12 padlocked bags containing $70 million to an Abuja-based banker on the instruction of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. […]

Court declines to stop probe of ex-Gov, Okorocha by EFCC, Imo state Govt

….adjourns case till July 14 By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from […]

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