Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag "Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)"

    Magu probe a plus for Buhari, says Malami

Magu probe a plus for Buhari, says Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a “plus” for the Buhari administration. While speaking on NTA’s ‘One-on-One’ programme hosted by Cyril Stober, Malami said Magu’s probe proves that no one is above the law. When asked whether the probe was to settle personal [...]

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    P&ID bribed government officials to secure contract, Nigeria tells UK court

P&ID bribed government officials to secure contract, Nigeria tells UK court

The federal government says Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) got the 20-year gas supply purchasing agreement (GSPA) contract illegally by bribing officials. Mark Howard (pictured), Nigeria's lawyer, told Ross Cranston, a UK judge, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered payments to people involved in the project and their family members including Vera Taiga, whose mother, Grace Taiga, [...]

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    ABU, EFCC partner to introduce five new anti-corruption courses

ABU, EFCC partner to introduce five new anti-corruption courses

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    ‘I’m the most investigated person’ — Bala Mohammed says he is battling a set-up

‘I’m the most investigated person’ — Bala Mohammed says he is battling a set-up

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says he has suffered denigration and opposition since he assumed office. Addressing journalists on Saturday at a press conference to mark the anniversary of his first year in office, Mohammed said he is currently battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before becoming governor. "We are doing our best and we are not doing [...]

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    Absence of EFCC lawyer stalls Oyo-Ita ‘N570m fraud’ case

Absence of EFCC lawyer stalls Oyo-Ita ‘N570m fraud’ case

The trial of Winifred Oyo-Ita, former head of service, was stalled on Wednesday owing to the absence of Mohammed Abubakar, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). On March 23, the EFCC arraigned Oyo-Ita and eight others on 18 counts of money laundering to the tune of N570m. Those arraigned alongside the former head of service are Frontline Ace Global [...]

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    Another futile attempt to distract Magu’s anti-corruption crusade

Another futile attempt to distract Magu’s anti-corruption crusade

BY TIMOTHY BADMUS AFOLABI To say that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft crusade is bearing fruits and closing all apertures of corruption and sending chill shivers into the spine of corrupt elements across the country is an under-statement. It is therefore not surprising when these corrupt elements fight back and vow to destroy the captain of the anti-corruption crusade, Ibrahim Magu, the acting [...]

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    Report: EFCC investigating ‘Baba Ijebu’ for alleged tax fraud

Report: EFCC investigating ‘Baba Ijebu’ for alleged tax fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is allegedly investigating Adebutu Kessington, Nigerian businessman popularly known as Baba Ijebu, for alleged tax fraud and economic sabotage, according to PREMIUM TIMES. Segun Adebutu, one of his children who is one of the management officials of Premier Lotto, is reported to have been detained at the EFCC office in Lagos for questioning. According to [...]

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    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 IGWE I 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/1090686110181797888 https://twitter.com/labby_owoboye/status/1090692602092023809 https://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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