EFCC loses bid to seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.1bn

EFCC loses bid to seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.1bn — 14th April 2018 A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday, struck out a forfeiture application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the sum of $8, 435,789.84 and N9,185, 327, 362, allegedly linked to the former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan and six others. The […]

Fresh controversy trails $322m Abacha loot

-Sun — 11th April 2018 •Adeosun admits FG’s receipt of money from Switzerland in December, denies writing President on lawyers’ fee Godwin Tsa,  Abuja More controversies have continued to trail the Federal Government’s handling of the $322.51 million Abacha loot repatriated to the country by the Swiss government in December 2017. The new twist to the recovery […]

Ex-minister, others allegedly collected N650m on Diezani’s instruction – witness

By Innocent Anaba An investigator, Usman Zakari, who appeared as the second prosecution witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, narrated to the court how former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide and others allegedly took delivery of a cash sum of […]

Pictures: The “Afikpo Chic” and Gov. Okorocha: Angry reactions greet Okorocha’s N5.5m birthday gift to Nigerians

A gift of N5.5m donated by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, through Member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly representing the Afikpo North East Constituency, Maria Ude Nwachi, has received angry reactions from respondents. As explained by Ms. Nwachi, Okorocha made the donation as part of activities marking his 55th birthday, and it is […]

EFCC begins investigation of man nabbed with $370,000 cash at the airport

Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigation of a man arrested recently for allegedly trying to smuggle 370,000 dollars out of the country. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Uwujaren said the suspect, Adamu Rabiu Mohammed, was intercepted by Customs […]

JAMB official makes U-turn, says N36m ‘collected by superior’ and not snake

Philomina Chieshe, the official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), who claimed that the board’s N36 million was swallowed by a snake, has made a U-turn. Chieshe, who works as a clerk at the JAMB office in Markurdi, Benue state, had told top officials of the examination body that a “mysterious snake” swallowed […]

EFCC seizes Stella Oduah’s passport over alleged fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized the passport of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, after grilling her for several hours on Wednesday. A senior EFCC official told our correspondent that the commission had built a ‘strong case’ against the ex-minister. He said, “Senator Stella Oduah […]

N13bn arms deal: Ihejirika quizzed again, granted bail, passport seized

— 23rd February 2018 James Ojo; Molly Kilete, Abuja Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, yesterday, returned to the investigative room of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further questioning in relation to the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund for the fight against insurgency in the North East approved by the President Goodluck […]

Corruption still high in Nigeria and getting worst –Transparency International – Nigeria now ranked 148/180 from 136/180 in 2016

Corruption still high in Nigeria –Transparency International — 22nd February 2018 Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI), yesterday. While Nigeria scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but, with a rank of 148, out of […]

Picture: FG arraigns civil servant over ownership of 86 exotic cars, houses

Cars recovered by EFCC By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – The Federal Government, on Thursday, arraigned the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah over his alleged failure to declare his ownership of 86 exotic cars. He was docked before the Federal High Court in Abuja […]

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