N4.9bn fraud: EFCC confronts Fani-Kayode with 115 cheques

Oladimeji Ramon The N4.9bn fraud trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, resumed on Wednesday with the prosecution tendering 115 cheques as exhibits against him and his co-defendants. Fani-Kayode is standing trial in connection with the funding for the failed re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. He is being […]

Anti-Corruption Fight: Nigeria needs God’s guidance, prayers – Buhari

NAN President Muhammadu Buhari says fighting corruption needs God’s guidance and prayers as he pledged to redouble his administration’s efforts toward promoting peace and prosperity, and to fight corruption to a standstill. The president made the pledge when he met with members of Jigawa State Council of Traditional Rulers at the government house, Dutse. Buhari, […]

BREAKING: EFCC files fraud charges against Babachir, Oke, wife

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed fraud charges against the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Mrs. Folashade Oke. The PUNCH gathered that the anti-graft agency on Wednesday filed 10 counts against Lawal and […]

Diezani’s poll cash :Ex-Gov. Dakingari, 2 others remanded in EFCC custody

Bernin Kebbi – The Federal High Court sitting in Bernin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital,on Thursday remanded the former governor of the state, Usman Saidu Dakingari, Sunday Dogonyaro and Garba Rabiu Kamba, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes over their alleged receipt and use of the sum of N450 million from a […]

Buhari to corrupt leaders: You won’t escape jail

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits, while stuffing personal accounts with public funds will not escape the current anti-corruption dragnet. The president stated this when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation from Benue State, led by Sen. George Akume, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. […]

EFCC storm Ekiti, seals off building allegedly owned by Fayose

You are sealing innocent people’s houses -Fayose By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Thursday sealed off buildings allegedly owned by former governor Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State capital city. Among those closed down were, NTS Event Hall Hotel, located at Fajuyi Park beside the old Mr Biggs in Ado Ekiti, 104.1 […]

Breaking: Court revokes ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu’s bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail granted in 2007 to a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who is facing N7.65bn fraud charges. Justice Mohammed Idris revoked Kalu’s bail on Monday for the failure of the ex-governor to appear in court for his trial. Kalu’s lawyer, Prof. Awa […]

EFCC confirms moves to bring back Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the process to bring back former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun. Acting spokesman of the Commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeriaon Sunday in Abuja. There have been calls from different quarters for […]

Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US

Eniola Akinkuotu A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can report. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. An impeccable source in the EFCC told our […]

EFCC charges Fayose, hotel with N1.3bn fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed corruption charges against a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and his hotel, Spotless Investment Limited, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the EFCC filed the charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Fayose is accused of receiving about N1.3bn […]

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