News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

EFCC Denies Prosecuting Saraki, Disowns Rotimi Jacobs

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it was not prosecuting the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki in the recently concluded false declaration of assets case. In a series of tweets on its Twitter handle @officialEFCC, the anti-corruption agency made it clear to Nigerians that it was...

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

1 week ago /
Nation 

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into   allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT...

Justice Nganjiwa Fails To Appear In Court For His Arraignment

1 week ago /
Nation 

The planned arraignment of Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa before a Lagos High Court Sitting in Igbosere, Lagos Island, has been stalled after he failed to appear in court today. His counsel, Roberts Clarke, SAN, who apologised to the court for his absence, told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that his client could not get a...

Budget Padding: EFCC Begins Probe Of Dogara, Others, To Grill Jibrin

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to clarify allegations that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers “padded” the 2016 budget in excess of N40bn. The others are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun;...

Supreme Court Rules Against Granting Stay In Criminal Trials

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary  

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Section 40 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, which prohibit courts in the country from granting stay of proceedings in criminal trials. A five-man panel of...

BREAKING: EFCC Files Charges Against Recalled Judge

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Days after the National Judicial Council, NJC recalled some suspended judges, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed 14 charges against one of them. The charges were filed less than 48 hours after the Presidency vowed to prosecute all the judges that were reinstated by the NJC. In the charges,...

EFCC Opens Case Against Jonathan’s Chief Physician

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court, Maitama, opened its case against Dr Fortune Fiberesima, who was former President Goodluck Jonathan’s chief physician. Fiberesima was alleged to have abused his position as the chief physician to the former president in 2012 in awarding contracts...

Alleged N4.9bn Diversion: Trial Of Fani-Kayode, Others Commences

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has commenced trial in the case against the former Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, and three others Presiding Justice Rilwan Aikawa held that an application filed by Mr Fani-Kayode challenging the venue of the proceedings...

FG Pays NGN375.8million To 20 Whistleblowers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance says N375.8 million has been paid to 20 providers of information under the Whistleblower Policy. The Director of Information, Mr Salisu Dambatta in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said that payment was related to the recovery of N11.6 billion. Dambatta explained that the payment was only for recovered assets that had...

Ekiti Probe: Ex-Governor Moves To Restrain Judicial Commission Of Enquiry

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Immediate past governor of ekiti state and minister of mines and steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the competence of the judicial commission of enquiry set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe his administration, asking an Ado-ekiti high court for an injunction to restrain the state government and...

NBA Asks FG To Stop Probe Of Judges, Faults Anti-Graft Strategy

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Bar Association, on Monday, faulted the Federal Government’s anti-corruption strategy, and called for the immediate termination of the investigation of judges that has been on for the past eight months without any charges filed against them. The NBA also demanded the release of the immediate past National Security Adviser,...

Federal High Court Grants Andrew Yakubu 3weeks Leave On Medical Grounds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal high court in Abuja has granted former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, NNPC Andrew Yakubu a three - week leave to proceed to the United Kingdom for medical grounds. At Wednesday's trial, counsel for yakubu, Raji Ahmed informed the court of his client's application...

Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Calls On The Acting President To Intervene On The Constant Harassment By EFCC

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's former chief of naval staff vice admiral Usman Jibrin has called on the acting president professor Yemi Osinbajo to intervene on the constant harassment and destruction of his properties by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This was disclosed in a petition to the acting president as well as...

CBN Governor, Emefiele Declines Invitation By House Of Reps Panel Probing Ikoyi Cash Haul

1 month ago /
Nation 

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee On National Security and Intelligence to testify in the ongoing investigation into the $43.4m (N13bn) recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee which is...

Alleged N4.9bn Diversion: EFCC Arraigns Fani-Kayode, Usman

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The two former ministers were arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa alongside one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd, on 17 counts...

Court Adjourns EFCC’s Case Against Patience Jonathan Till May 22

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned to May 22, a suit seeking the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the sum of $5.8 million belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Jonathan. The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, adjourned after arguments by counsel to Jonathan, Mr...

Alleged $15.5m Laundering: Trial Of Jonathan’s Former Aide Stalled

1 month ago /
Nation 

The scheduled trial of Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Senior Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and two others, over an alleged $15.5m laundering has suffered a setback. The trial, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, was stalled as a result of the absence of the lawyers to...

BREAKING: Appeal Court Overturns Conviction Of Ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has overturned the conviction of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Raymond Omatseye. The Federal High Court in Lagos had sentenced Mr Omatseye to five years in prison on May 20, 2016, after finding him guilty of 24...

Former FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed Shattered Going To Jail

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senator Bala Muhammed, the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will spend the next 48hours in Kuje Prison. Justice A.M Talba of the Federal High Court, Gudu,  gave the order for Mohammed’s  remand after  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned him on  a six-count charge,  bordering on abuse...

Uncertainty Over Fate Of Embattled SGF, NIA Boss

1 month ago /
Nation  Politics 

There was uncertainty on Sunday evening over the fate of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The development is based on the fact that the presidential committee investigating them can no longer present...


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