News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Nuhu Ribadu Calls For Purposeful Leadership

2 days ago /
Nation 

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, says a focused, open minded and cosmopolitan leader is all Nigeria needs to address the challenges of national unity in the country. Speaking at the 11th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Mr Ribadu decried the choking...

Magu Can Serve Indefinitely, Presidential Committee Tells Buhari

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday. The committee further stated that Magu could continue in acting capacity indefinitely. It was learnt...

Centenary City: House Seeks Prosecution Of Anyim, Bala Mohammed

5 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has called for the prosecution of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, for his role in the Centenary City Project. The lawmakers also sought for the prosecution of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed. The call was...

Seized N3bn: Court Remands Ex-NNPC Boss Yakubu In Kuje Prison

6 days ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday remanded ‎ a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, in Kuje Prison pending when the ruling on his bail application would be delivered on March 21.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order of remand shortly after...

Court Fixes April 12 For Judgment On Ozekhome’s Frozen Account

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed April 12 to deliver judgment in an application filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome challenging the temporary forfeiture of 75 million Naira, paid into his GT Bank account by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. Justice Abdulazeez Anka fixed...

Femi Falana Condemns Senates Rejection Of Magu As EFCC Chairman

6 days ago /
Nation 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has criticized the Senate’s rejection of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Falana described the rejection, based on a security report by the State Security Service, as the height of official ridicule of the office of...

Senate Screens, Rejects Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chairman

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for...

EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

1 week ago /
Nation 

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, intercepted N49 million at the Kaduna Airport. The money was packed in five large black 150 kilogramme coloured BUHU sacks. Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC said the interception was carried out following a tip...

EFCC Names Diezani In Alleged 450million Naira Fraud

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has named former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, in the five count amended charge made against a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN), and a former Minister of Planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman. At the resumed...

Court To Rule Over EFCC, Obanikoro’s Right Violation Case

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos will on March 28, rule on whether the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), violated the fundamental rights of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and other members of his family when it searched and seized some documents  and property from his house. The family’s lawyer, Lawal...

Whistleblower Leads Nigeria To Suspicious Bank Account

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

A whistleblower has led the Nigerian government to a suspicious bank account, with no signatories, but where N8.4 billion was secretly kept. A report today said some of the money has been converted into dollars and wired abroad but the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an ex parte motion to...

Andrew Yakubu Battles EFCC For His $9.7m

1 month ago /
Nation 

Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, whose ‘gift’ of  $9.7million and  £74,000 was hidden in a nondescript house in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna city, has launched a move to have the  seized money returned to him. The Vanguard reported that Yakubu has filed a...

EFCC Recovers 9.8million Dollars Former NNPC GMD

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it has recovered 9.8million Dollars and 74,000 Pounds, from the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu. According to the EFCC, the money was hidden in a fire proof safe, inside a building in Kaduna, allegedly belonging...

Osinbajo In Crucial Meeting With Heads Of Anti-Graft, Security Agencies

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday,  held closed-doors meeting with heads of security and anti-corruption agencies in the country. The meeting, it was gathered, was not unconnected with the resolve of the federal government to strengthen the fight against corruption. Among those who attended the meeting which lasted for about two...

$9.2m Found In Ex-NNPC GMD Kaduna Home

1 month ago /
Nation 

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told a committee of the House of Representatives that $9.2 million and 750,000 pounds were recovered from a residence in Kaduna state. Although he did not indicate precisely when the raid by EFCC operatives was carried out,...

Ex-Minister Nenadi Usman Seeks Courts Permission To Treat Cancer

1 month ago /
Nation 

A former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, has disclosed her cancer problem, the second minister that served former president Goodluck Jonathan to be so afflicted. The first is Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum. She is now in London recuperating. Nenadi disclosed her cancer problem when she asked Justice...

N26m Dasuki Fund: Fani-Kayode Seeks Out Of Court Settlement

1 month ago /
Nation 

A former Minister Of Aviation and one time Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has told the Federal High Court Abuja of his intention to enter into a plea bargain with the government. The former minister was arraigned before the court on a five-count charge of corruption and...

 

Ex-NIMASA Boss Patrick Akpobolokemi Docked Afresh By EFCC

1 month ago /
Nation 

Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) and three others were docked afresh before a Federal High Court in Lagos over N19.7 billion fraud. Others arraigned with him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, are Major General Emmanuel Atewe, Kime Engonzu and Josephine Otuaga. The accused are...

Former FCT’s Minister Son Shamsudeen Bala gets tough bail

1 month ago /
Nation 

Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory is set to spend the weekend in Kuje Prison as he was handed some tough bail conditions by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja. Bala, son of Senator Bala Muhammed, is now on...

Senate Considers Magu’s Re-nomination As EFCC Chair

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has read a letter sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari re-nominating Mr Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the letter during plenary on Tuesday that began after a closed-door meeting that lasted for...


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