News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Ekiti State Government To Sue EFCC

14 hours ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state government says it will sue the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) for alleged human rights violation. This was made known by the state Governor Ayodele Fayose while speaking to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during the presentation of brand new cars to the commissioner for finance...

Jubilation In Ekiti, As EFCC Releases Finance Commissioner And Accountant General After 14 Days Of Detention

3 days ago /
Politics  Security 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti State Finance Commissioner and the Accountant-General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi. This was confirmed in a statement by Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose. “Today, God gave Ekiti State and its people another victory over the EFCC and its...

Alleged Diversion Of Ecological Fund: Dariye Closes Defence

6 days ago /
Nation 

Former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, who is standing trial  on alleged n1.162bn  fraud before an FCT high court,  Abuja has closed his defence haven called 16 witnesses in the case . Dariye is being prosecuted by the economic and financial crimes commission in a 21-count charge of money laundering...

Ekiti Exco Demands Immediate Release Of Finance Commissioner And Accountant General

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State executive council has condemned the continued arrest and detention of the state commissioner for Finance Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General Yemisi Owolabi by the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), describing the arrest as a political ‘witch hunt’ to incapacitate the state government. Addressing newsmen in Ado...

Patience Jonathan: Senate Summons Bank MDs

6 days ago /
Nation 

The senate committee on Monday summoned the managing directors of seven banks over the freezing of the accounts of former first lady, patience Jonathan. The banks, zenith bank, first bank, Ecobank, fidelity, Stanbic- IBTC , Diamond and Skye banks were summoned by the senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions headed...

Patience Jonathan Sues EFCC For N2bn

1 week ago /
Nation 

Mrs Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has filed a N2 billion rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the former first lady is praying for an order for general damages and compensation in...

Trial of Abba Moro: EFCC witnesses reveal how money recovered was spent

1 week ago /
Nation 

The trial of former minister of interior, Abba Moro, and three others before the federal high court by the economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC continued on Thursday. The 7th prosecution witness, Bilikisu Mohammed, told the court that the funds accrued from the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria immigration service, NIS, on...

Babangida Aliyu’s money laundering case file remitted to acting CJ for transfer to Minna

1 week ago /
Nation 

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the federal high court, Abuja has remitted the case file of the money laundering charge against the immediate past governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu and one other by the federal government to the acting chief judge of the court for transfer to Minna, Niger state...

House Committee Issues Arrest Warrant For Ibrahim Magu

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The House of Representatives committee on public petitions has   issued an arrest warrant for the acting chairman of the economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu for failing to appear before it to answer questions on a petition filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan. The committee during its sitting,...

Kachikwu’s Letter: Group Demands Suspension Of NNPC GMD, Baru

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari, suspends the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru pending the outcome of the investigation. Executive Director of SERAP, Mr. Adetokunbo Mumuni, on Thursday, requested the Commander-in-Chief to direct the anti-graft agencies to swing...

Alleged Money Laundering: Diezani Seeks To Be Joined In Suit Against Belgore

1 week ago /
Nation 

A former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke,  is seeking to be joined in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mohammed Belgore, and a former Minister of National Planning, Professor Abubakar Suleiman. At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Diezani’s lawyer, Obinna Onya,...

I’m Being Probed For My Role In 2015 Elections – Patience Jonathan

1 week ago /
Nation 

Wife of former President,  Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, says she is being investigated for her role in the build-up to the 2015 elections. The allegation followed the seizure of the sum of $15.5m purportedly owned by the former First Lady by a court, at the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes...

Ekiti : Organized Labour Demands Immediate Release Of Finance Commissioner And Accountant General

1 week ago /
Nation 

Following the continuous detention of the Ekiti state commissioner for finance Toyin Ojo and the accountant general Mrs Yemisi Owolabi by the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) on how the federal government bailout funds to the state was utilized, members of the organized labour in the state have renewed...

Seized $15.5m: Court Adjourns Patience Jonathan’s Suit

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned the suit filed by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, to take possession of a sum of $15.5m seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2016. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the suit till November 2 for trial after...

Supreme Court Okays Trial Of Atuche, Wife For Fraud

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) can go ahead with the trial of the former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB, Mr. Francis Atuche, and his wife, Elizabeth. The Atuches are facing charges of fraud for allegedly stealing N25.7 billion belonging to the...

Fani-Kayode’s Trial: Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation Owes My Company N24m – Witness

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director of Paste Poster Company Limited, Mr Olusegun Idowu, has alleged that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation owes his company N24m for the printing of posters for the 2015 presidential election. This sum, according to him, was part of a total of N54m poster pasting and consultancy jobs which...

Alleged Fraud: Court Refuses To Transfer Fani-Kayode’s Case To Abuja

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who is being tried for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn, has lost the bid to have the case transferred from Lagos to Abuja. The trial judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, of the Federal High Court in Lagos in a ruling on Tuesday dismissed Fani-Kayode’s transfer...

EFCC Denies Investigating CJN, Others

1 month ago /
Security 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of solid minerals development, Kayode Fayemi and Justice Abdu Kafarati of the federal high court. In a statement issued by head, media and publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in reaction to a newspaper publication titled, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose,...

EFCC Seals Another Patience Jonathan’s Property

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again sealed up a property belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan. The property located at Mabushi area of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, according to the legal counsel for the former first lady, Charles Ogboli, was being shut down by the EFCC...

Bring Back Diezani Campaign Suspended

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerians in the United Kingdom are set to take the campaign for the repatriation of the former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to face corruption trial at home to the office of the British minister on number 10 downing street in London. The development is coming as officials of the Economic And...


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