Tag "Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)"

    Magu: Nigeria, South Africa planning MoU on repatriating stolen assets

Magu: Nigeria, South Africa planning MoU on repatriating stolen assets

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Nigeria and South Africa are making plans to reach an agreement on assets recovery and repatriation.Magu was speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-week capacity-building and mentorship programme for 10 officials of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) at the EFCC Academy in Abuja.Under the agreement, assets [...]

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    Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says only the beneficiaries of corruption question the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.Sagay said this on Wednesday in Abuja when he led members of the committee on a visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).NAN reports that PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari [...]

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    ‘We don’t offer HND in mechanical engineering’ — MAPOLY reacts to EFCC’s gaffe

‘We don’t offer HND in mechanical engineering’ — MAPOLY reacts to EFCC’s gaffe

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    Rochas Okorocha: Playing the ostrich on the road to perdition

Rochas Okorocha: Playing the ostrich on the road to perdition

BY UCHE IGWEI wrote an article two days ago about the unfolding situation in Imo state especially as it relates to the allegations of corruption around the former governor Mr. Rochas Okorocha. It was quite short and did not capture the events in any details. As a columnist, I try to raise important issues for policy attention and move on [...]

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    Witness: EFCC forced me to indict Jonah Jang

Witness: EFCC forced me to indict Jonah Jang

Yusuf Pam, a former cashier of the Plateau government, says his statements indicting Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, were made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under duress.Pam made this claim on Tuesday while testifying under cross-examination at a Jos high court.When asked if he truly admitted to being the that paid monies into Jang’s Zenith [...]

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    Naira Marley released from custody — two weeks after bail

Naira Marley released from custody — two weeks after bail

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    ’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, to court on Wednesday.The commission also charged Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to court over $43 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.As expected, Nigerians are commenting on social media. Here are some reactions from Twitter:https://twitter.com/MrAyeDee/status/1090674269439299588 https://twitter.com/Sir_BiolaPr/status/1090677680671019010 https://twitter.com/_2Loyal_/status/1090681738131632134 https://twitter.com/AghedoOsarenren/status/1090675471174520833 https://twitter.com/adamugarba/status/1090678819709702149 https://twitter.com/jimsky_debbie/status/1090681702232543232 https://twitter.com/ije12002/status/1090667933297270785 https://twitter.com/The_Seeker76/status/1090468612647936000 https://twitter.com/adedunmade/status/1088942283557388289 https://twitter.com/talk2smat/status/1090685726562250752 https://twitter.com/LifeOfOneX/status/1090684459660296194 https://twitter.com/BusayoSHONDE/status/1090683991345319936 https://twitter.com/MallamEzera/status/1090683955475595264 https://twitter.com/Abdulazizey1/status/1090683314137194496 https://twitter.com/chijiokeke/status/1090683125015957506 https://twitter.com/Aloyebaba/status/1090686762857517057 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1090686110181797888https://twitter.com/labby_owoboye/status/1090692602092023809https://twitter.com/ogechime1/status/1090692698510639106 [...]

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    Data, documents lost in EFCC inferno

Data, documents lost in EFCC inferno

Data and equipment were lost in a fire that broke out at the data centre of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday night.In a statement released on its Facebook page, the commission said the inferno "almost razed down" the building."The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT [...]

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    VAIDS: FIRS sets EFCC on trail of tax defaulters, recovers N28bn

VAIDS: FIRS sets EFCC on trail of tax defaulters, recovers N28bn

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has partnered with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go after tax defaulters and has so far recovered N28 billion.This partnership is coming after the close of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).The programme, which had offered tax defaulters room to regularise their taxes without prosecution, ended on [...]

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    Adeosun backtracks on ‘query’ to Magu

Adeosun backtracks on ‘query’ to Magu

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says there is no ulterior motive behind the letter she wrote to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter dated February 9,  Adeosun asked Magu to provide more information on recovered loot.She said there were conflicting figures on recovered funds."This is to notify you of the records of [...]

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    ICPC seeks approval to keep percentage of recovered loot

ICPC seeks approval to keep percentage of recovered loot

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has written the national assembly, requesting approval to keep a part of recovered loot.Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Friday.She said the request was one of the proposals made by the commission through a memorandum submitted to the house of representatives committee on anti-corruption.According to the [...]

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    EFCC, AMCON to go after bank staff who facilitated bad loans

EFCC, AMCON to go after bank staff who facilitated bad loans

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says it is collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to check out some banks and its officials who facilitated the huge non-performing loans in AMCON's portfolio.AMCON made this known in a statement after a meeting with the management of EFCC on Thursday in Lagos.It said the decision was for both [...]

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    Etisalat: We’ve paid 42% of our debt…we are not under EFCC investigation

Etisalat: We’ve paid 42% of our debt…we are not under EFCC investigation

Etisalat Nigeria says it is not being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a result of any petition.The telecommunications company also added that it had paid about 42 percent of its original loan, taken from a consortium of banks.In a statement signed by Ibrahim Dikko, Etisalat vice-president of corporate affairs, the telco said it is keeping [...]

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    I have other important things to do, says CCT judge as he adjourns Saraki’s trial to Jan

I have other important things to do, says CCT judge as he adjourns Saraki’s trial to Jan

‎Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Tuesday adjourned the trial Senate President Bukola Saraki to January 11.Announcing the adjournment after sitting for only 30 minutes, Umar said he had "other important thing to attend to".Before his announcement, Umar allowed Paul Usoro, Saraki's counsel, to finish cross-examining Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    Magu: Anyone invited by EFCC cannot come out clean

Magu: Anyone invited by EFCC cannot come out clean

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says there is no one who would "come out clean" after honouring the invitation of the anti-graft agency.Speaking on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television, Magu said the commission carries out thorough findings before inviting suspects.He denied the allegation that the EFCC had turned into a tool for [...]

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    Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, was on Monday acquitted of 38 of the 40-count charge against him, while the court ordered him to enter a defence for the remaining two charges.Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, the presiding judge at the Lagos federal high court, discharged and acquitted Fani-Kayode of 38 out of 40 counts of N100m money laundering charges levelled against him.In a [...]

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