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

Gender equality will take 170 years: UN

Amina Mohammed: UN deputy secretary-general: Gender equality will take 170 years t will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women, ahead of the International Commission on […]

Jonathan under attack for saying Dasuki didn’t steal $2.1bn

Condemnation on Tuesday greeted the comments by former President Goodluck Jonathan that a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd,), did not steal $2.1bn contrary to the accusation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, currently prosecuting the ex-NSA.Jonathan had stated that it was inconceivable to say that Dasuki stole $2.2bn, contending that his […]

Patience Jonathan won’t go scot-free – EFCC

Ramon Oladimeji The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday vowed that the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, would not go scot-free if its investigation uncovers evidence of corruption against her. The Deputy Director of Operations, EFCC, Mr. Iliyasu Kwarbai, made this vow after receiving a petition against Patience and the ruling All Progressives […]

Corupt James Ibori to regain freedom in December

The former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori will become a free man in December, after spending half of his jail term in prisons in the United Kingdom. Ibori was jailed for money laundering offences by Southwark Crown court in 2012. But it was not clear whether he will immediately return home because of […]

Military option still open, Buhari warns Niger Delta militants (The same military option you used against Boko Haram?)

— 9th October 2016 From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned‎ the Niger Delta militants to stop the destruction of oil installations in the region and embrace peace‎, saying that his administration might still resort to taking military action against them if dialogue fails. He gave the warning yesterday at the passing out […]

PATIENCE JONATHAN’S $15.5m: Ex-aide wants court to reverse companys’ guilty plea

By Innocent Anaba Lagos— AN aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa and one of his co-accused in an alleged $15.5 million fraud charge, Amajuoyi Briggs, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to reverse the guilty plea entered into by four firms, who were charged along with them by the Economic […]

Patience Jonathan files $200 million suit against EFCC

Guardian Wants four accounts unsealed   Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Ibifaka Jonathan, yesterday instituted a $200 million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Lagos. This followed an admission of money laundering by four firms, which she claims the anti-graft agency had used to inconvenience and […]

Linking Avengers to Jonathan is FG’s propaganda — Burubo

Victor Burubo The National Publicity Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress, Mr. Victor Burubo, tells CHUKWUDI AKASIKE that recent allegations linking former President Goodluck Jonathan with activities of Niger Delta Avengers are aimed at dragging the Otueke-born politician’s name through the mud Are you not surprised that former President Gooodluck Jonathan, who is an Ijaw man, is linked […]

Bribery: EFCC quizzed 100 INEC workers, says Yakubu

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said on Monday that more than 100 members of staff of the commission had been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over bribery allegations during the last general elections. Yakubu stated this in the commission’s […]

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