BREAKING: Appeal Court orders retrial of Saraki on 3 charges

BREAKING: Appeal Court orders retrial of Saraki on 3 charges — 12th December 2017 From: Segun Adio The Court of Appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to conduct a retrial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on three of the 18 count amended charges on false declaration of assets brought against him by […]

Anti-graft campaign: Nigerian asset recovery move receives global attention in US

— 9th December 2017 From AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja   The assets recovery efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, received a major boost this week in United States of America with the successful conclusion of the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR). But the US was quick to acknowledged that the repatriation of stolen assets is very […]

EFCC arrests army officers, others, over N339m pension fraud

A Nigerian high court today ordered the remand in Kuje Prison of four suspected fraudsters over their alleged complicity in the theft of N339m military pension funds. Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, made the remand order after the suspects – Wing Commander Ishaka Yakubu, Lieutenant Commander Akinbamidele Odunsi, […]

‘Billions Stolen In Fashiola’s Ministry’

Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Babatunde Fashola-led Ministry of Power, Works and Housing of spending monies not appropriated in its budget. Melaye raised an alarm on the ‘monumental fraud’ in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Speaking on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, Melaye accused the ministry of spending monies not appropriated […]

N2bn fraud: Civil service commission yet to sack fleeing Maina

Abdulrasheed Maina Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye Aluko Four days after the order of President Muhammadu Buhari for the “immediate disengagement” of embattled ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, from the Federal Civil Service, the process leading to his disengagement is yet to commence. Sunday PUNCH gathered in Abuja […]

EFCC discovers Patience Jonathan’s N6bn Abuja plaza

     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered an uncompleted eight-storey building in a prime area of Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The building, which has been described by the EFCC as a ‘magnificent architectural edifice,’ has not yet been valued by the commission. READ […]

EFCC bows to AGF, releases 103 high-profile cases

ADE ADESOMOJU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finally made the details of the high profile cases being handled by the anti-corruption agency available to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice based on request, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Sources at the commission told our correspondent that the list […]

BREAKING: EFCC recovers N409bn, $69.5m – Magu

BREAKING: EFCC recovers N409bn, $69.5m – Magu — 30th August 2017   From Iheanacho Nwosu,  Abuja Acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said the commission recovered N409bn between January to date. Also recovered within the time frame is $69.5m and E23m . He made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Abuja. He […]

How Diezani lavished $100m on furniture, artworks – US

  Oladimeji Ramon The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks. According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, […]

Reps invite ex-President Jonathan over alleged $1bn Malabu oil scam

The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged diversion of $1 billion. The committee is investigating the alleged corruption, malpractices, breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, Rep. Rasak Atunwa, Chairman of the committee disclosed this while interacting with journalists on […]

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