Buhari mourns Farida Waziri‎’s husband

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of former Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey, Sen. Ajuji Waziri, who passed away on Monday. The Special Adviser on ‎Media and Publicity, ‎Femi Adesina, in a statement said, Buhari, while commiserating with the family and friends of‎ the late diplomat and lawmaker, described him as […]

Senate rejects Magu again as EFCC Chairman

The Nigerian Senate has again rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Magu was rejected by a majority of the Senate membership after over an hour of grueling screening at the National Assembly in Abuja. Ibrahim Magu

EFCC traces N500m Paris Debt money to Governor’s account, retrieves it

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has traced and retrieved a whopping sum of N500million found in one of Nigerian state governor’s account, thereby deepening the probe on the use of the N388.304billion Paris loan. The EFCC is probing how N19billion was illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund and how the money […]

N450m fraud: EFCC amends charges against Belgore, joins ex-Petroleum Minister, Allison-Madueke

There was a twist on Monday in Lagos in the ongoing trial of  Mohammed Belgore (SAN), and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman for alleged N450 million money laundering as the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, was joined in the suit. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s prosecutor had […]

Time to scrap the EFCC – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

        By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | Feb. 24, 2017 – This piece was motivated by two inter-related developments: the first is the furore caused by several corruption allegations against some top officials of the Buhari government and the reported directive by the President to the Attorney General of the […]

‘N558m monthly upkeep for Dikko not documented’

                Former Chief of Air Staff, Mohammed Dikko Umar   We await result of EFCC probe, say governors     The first prosecution witness in the on-going trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Dikko, yesterday told the court that the alleged N558.200 million given […]

Alleged N108bn fraud: EFCC seizes Akpabio’s wife’s school

Eniola Akinkuotu and Etim Ekpimah A school allegedly belonging to Unoma Akpabio, the wife of the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. It was learnt that the seizure was part of investigation into the former who has been accused of alleged N108bn […]

200,000 Nigerians scramble for EFCC’s 750 cadet jobs

…as EFCC denies exercise skewed in North’s favour, marred by godfatherism Soni Daniel No fewer than 200,000 jobless Nigerians have so far applied for 750 positions advertised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for recruitment as Detectives and Detective Assistants. But the exercise, which is ongoing at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Mando in […]

Obanikoro agrees to return N480m (So those lies of “I am innocent”)

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence, as part of the conditions for his release has been reported to have agreed to return N480m out of the N4.7 billion which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC last week said he will be made to account for. This came as former presidential spokesman, […]

Fani-Kayode arrested again by EFCC

Former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex President Goodluck Jonathan and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was, Friday, re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he stepped out of a court room at Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, where he is standing trial. FEMI FANI-KAYODE Fani-Kayode, was […]

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