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Group Wants Former EFCC Chairman, Lamorde Arrested


A Civil Society group, Egalitarian Movement of Africa has called for the arrest of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde to pave way for further investigation into allegations levelled against him during is time as boss of the anti-corruption agency The group which commended President Muhammadu Buhari over Wednesday’s suspension of the Secretary to the Government of …

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EFCC arraigns ‘native doctor’ for defrauding client of N2.5million in Abuja


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned a traditional medicine man (native doctor) identified as Bala Tangalu before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja. Tangalu was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N2.5million. Tangalu, who is a self-styled …

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Patience Jonathan: Court to hear ex-first lady’s suit against EFCC

Patience Jonathan

A Federal High Court Lagos, on Wednesday fixed February 13 to hear a suit by an ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan against the EFCC seeking to unfreeze her account. Also joined in the suit are; Skye Bank Plc, and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa. Others include Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment …

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$1.1bn Malabu fraud: EFCC launches manhunt for Etete


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is currently on the trail of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dan Etete. Etete was charged with money laundering and fraud in Italy and Nigeria. According to reports, the ex-minister, who was accused of perpetrating a $1.1bn fraud through his company, Malabu Oil & Gas Limited, had allegedly rendered himself unreachable, making it …

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Ikuforiji races to court


Embattled former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Sabit Ikuforiji and his aide, Olabode Alade Atoyebi, have filed a notice of Appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, challenging the verdict of the Court of Appeal. Ikuforiji recorded a setback last week when the appellate court overturned his acquittal by a Federal High court over a N500million …

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Reuben Abati To Return N5m To FG


Former Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Guardian and ex-presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he only has N5 million to reimburse the government. Mr. Abati was detained when he reported at the EFCC headquarters a week ago. He reportedly admitted receiving N50 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The government …

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Former Minister of State For Defense, Refunds N100Million To EFCC


Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has allegedly refunded the sum of N100m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. However, Obanikoro is still being detained as at Friday night. A source at the EFCC said that the former minister paid the money “as a major condition for his bail”. Obanikoro had disclosed how he gave …

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Uche Ogah arrested by the EFCC in Lagos


-Ramon Oladimeji Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday morning picked up the President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Uche Ogah, on the premises of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Tinubu, Lagos Island. Ogah was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the forgery charges filed against him by …

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Probe Sanusi, Soludo for alleged diversion of funds while in CBN – Falana begs EFCC


  Following calls by eminent Nigerians that national assets should be sold due to the economic recession facing Nigeria, Human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, to probe two former governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo and Lamido Sanusi for alleged diversion of public funds. In a petition to …

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Budget Padding: SERAP begs court to compel EFCC to probe Dogara, others


  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a suit before an Abuja Federal High Court seeking an injunction that will compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate all those involved in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget. Recall that former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, had accused Dogara , his …

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$15m scandal: EFCC summons Patience Jonathan’s security aides


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned some officials of the Department of State Services, DSS, who were attached to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for interrogation. The invitation was part of investigations into the $15m frozen traced to four company accounts belong to Patience Jonathan.   Punch quoted sources as saying …

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Ex First Lady, Patience lays claim on seized $31.4m

Dame Patience

An affidavit by Patience Faka Jonathan, wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan claiming ownership of $31.4 million seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been the hottest news in Nigeria today. The story has been trending all day and was published by many Nigerian newspapers and bloggers. In the affidavit before a Federal High Court in Lagos, Patience, …

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Reps in budget padding scandal won’t go free –EFCC


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has yet to invite the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the House accused of padding the 2016 budget because the agency is still carrying out preliminary investigations.   But the commission said those who participated in the budget padding saga would not go …

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