News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

SERAP Asks Osinbajo To Improve Safety Of EFCC Officials

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “direct the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris to lead the investigation of Wednesday’s attack by gunmen on the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. SERAP is also asking...

Gunmen Attack EFCC Headquarters, Leave Death Threat

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its headquarters in Abuja was attacked early today by gunmen, who threatened to kill one of the agency’s top investigators. “A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August...

Nuhu Ribadu : There Is A Subtle Gang-Up To Scuttle Anti-Corruption War

4 days ago /
Nation 

Former chairman of the economic and financial crimes commission Nuhu Ribadu says there is a subtle gang-up by some members of the Buhari-led federal government and others to scuttle the anti-corruption war. Ribudu was speaking in Abuja at the fifth forum on connected development, a watchdog group on accountability in public...

Kaduna EFCC Recovers N227m In Seven Months

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered over N227m during its operations in the last seven months. According to the Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Ibrahim Bappa, the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered...

EFCC Reveals Cash, Properties Allegedly Belonging To Diezani

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed details of cash and properties that have so far been traced to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. In a strongly worded article by two officers of the EFCC’s Public Affairs Directorate – Tony Orilade and Aishah Gambari, the former...

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Commission who wanted the money...

 

Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of $37.5m Property Linked To Diezani

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of a $37.5m property on Banana Island in Lagos, allegedly belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resource, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered the permanent forfeiture of the property to the Federal Government on Monday after the...

Court Orders Release Of Jumoke Akinjide’s Passport

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the immediate release of the international passport of a former Minister, Jumoke Akinjide, to enable her proceed to Germany for medical treatment. Akinjide is standing trial before a Federal High Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. She is standing trial with one...

Sagay Seeks ‘Stiff Punishment’ For Lawyers Frustrating Anti-Corruption Fight

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,  Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), has advocated “stiff punishment for counsel, particularly Senior Advocates, who have turned obstruction and frustration of proceedings on high-profile corruption cases into an art.” Sagay said such punishment for SANs must include denial of the right of appearance in such high...

Senate Moves To Remove Financial Intelligence Unit From EFCC

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate said it would initiate a bill for a law to make Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) autonomous. This is coming on the heels of the suspension of Nigeria from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, the highest inter-governmental association of...

In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. The funds were released on the premise that a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds...

Civil Rights Group Challenge Governor Wike To Publish Budgets Of The State For The Past Two Years

1 month ago /
Nation 

A civil rights group, the integrity friends for truth and peace initiative has challenged rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, to publish budgets of the state for the past two years as well as evidence of competitive biddings and tenders on all projects and contracts executed so far under his administration...

Presidency To Drag Senate To Supreme Court Over Magu Controversy

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Presidency is planning to approach the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the lingering crisis between the executive and the National Assembly over the powers of the President to appoint some heads of government agencies without recourse to the Senate based on the provisions of Section 171 of...

Court Grants Ex-Jigawa Governor Saminu Turaki Bail

1 month ago /
Nation 

A High Court at the Federal Captal Territory, Abuja, on Thursday admitted to bail the former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki. The former governor was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on July 4, 2017, in Abuja at the venue of the public presentation of a...

Judge Withdraws From Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m Suit

1 month ago /
Nation 

Proceedings stalled on Wednesday in the case of the wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, who filed an appeal seeking to stop the forfeiture of her $5.7million and N2,421,953,522.78 to the Federal Government. One of the judges of three-man panel of the Appellate Court said he was recusing himself from hearing...

Patience Jonathan Alleges EFCC Assassination Plot

1 month ago /
Politics 

The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of sending assassins after her. Alleging that she that she had survived two of such attempts, Mrs Jonathan urged the House of Representatives to quickly intervene before the EFCC would succeed in the...

Patience Jonathan Petitions Reps Over Alleged Harassment

1 month ago /
Nation 

The wife of former President of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, has written a petition to the House of Representatives over what she described as persistent personal attack and harassment by some agencies of the Federal Government. In the petition written by her lawyers and presented by Rep. Bright Tamuno, the former First...

Senate Embargos Confirmation Of Presidential Nominees

1 month ago /
Nation 

A fresh round of power struggle over the interpretation of constitutional roles has begun as the senate on Tuesday halted confirmation of nominees over alleged comments by the acting president Yemi Osinbajo. This renewed fight follows comments allegedly made by Osinbajo that the senate lacked the powers to confirm some government...

Alleged N29bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence Against Nyako

1 month ago /
Nation 

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Monday admitted in evidence documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako. The former Governor is standing trial on 37 counts of conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office...

Court Fines Patience Jonathan, Dismisses Suit Against EFCC

1 month ago /
Nation 

Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has imposed a fine of N50,000 on the wife of former President,  Goodluck Jonathan, Patience for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mrs Jonathan had in February 2017 instituted a suit against the...


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