Friday, August 17, 2018

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    Probe of security vote: Governors hire lawyers to challenge EFCC

Probe of security vote: Governors hire lawyers to challenge EFCC

Governors under the auspices of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) say they have hired lawyers to challenge the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe security vote of states.Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, disclosed this at the end of the monthly national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the [...]

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    APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to intensify efforts in recovery funds and assets stolen by public officials.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said fighting corruption was one of the party's promises to Nigerians and it remains committed to it.Nabena said there [...]

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    EFCC asks Benue to release details of security meetings

EFCC asks Benue to release details of security meetings

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the government of Benue state to release details of the state's security meetings.Terver Akase, spokesman of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.Akase said the anti-graft agency requested details of the meetings between 2015 and 2018.The governor's aide wondered if the EFCC had become a security regulatory [...]

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    Misau describes Ojudu’s allegation against Saraki as a conspiracy theory

Misau describes Ojudu’s allegation against Saraki as a conspiracy theory

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, has wondered how Senate President Bukola Saraki would work with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to undermine the Buhari administration.Misau said this in response to an article, 'Fifth Columnist in our recent history', written by Babafemi Ojudu, an aide of the president.But in a statement on Monday, Misau described Ojudu's allegation as a [...]

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    In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency is guided by the fear of God in its operations.Magu said this at an interactive session with stakeholders in Ibadan on Monday.He said the agency has prosecuted all corruption cases, no matter how highly placed the suspect is, while it has secured at least 150 convictions [...]

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    EFCC to Ojudu: We are NOT working with Saraki to undermine Buhari

EFCC to Ojudu: We are NOT working with Saraki to undermine Buhari

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied acting out any script by Senate President Bukola Saraki.In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, its spokesman, the commission alleged that Babafemi Ojodu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, is  attempting to "impute false motive to its investigative activities".In an article entitled: "Fifth Columnist in our recent history", Ojudu said [...]

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    Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says no amount of “torment or persecution” will make him reconsider his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement issued on his behalf by Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, the governor accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being a strike squad of the ruling party.He also alleged that [...]

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    Ribadu: Our children will inherit failure if we don’t fight corruption

Ribadu: Our children will inherit failure if we don’t fight corruption

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Nigerian children will inherit failure and problems if corruption is not checked.Ribadu said this in a chat with TheCable at the one year anniversary of the implementation of the whistleblower, a project by Corruption Anonymous (CORA).The programme took place in Abuja on ThursdayHe said for the country [...]

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    Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government.Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC into an "attack dog".He said his principal [...]

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    FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

It is no longer news that Godswill Akpabio will be defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). What has remained unclear, however, is why the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is leaving the PDP – a party he held sway as one of its key figures: a former governor and a senate minority leader.The [...]

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    Ekweremadu didn’t fall ill at EFCC interrogation, says aide

Ekweremadu didn’t fall ill at EFCC interrogation, says aide

Uche Anichukwu, media aide to Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says his principal did not take ill because of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogation.The lawmaker reported to the office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is under probe for allegedly owning undeclared assets.Ekweremadu was said to have complained of discomfort when he was being interrogated [...]

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    ‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the probe of his security vote spending by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a case of persecution.The EFCC had accused Ortom of misappropriating about N19 billion meant for security agencies deployed to Benue to tackle the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Ortom, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, said he has a [...]

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    Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, reportedly fell ill on Wednesday during interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ekweremadu arrived the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja on Tuesday where he was reportedly questioned for over eight hours.The EFCC had invited him to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in a money laundering case currently being [...]

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    EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

A Sokoto state high court has discharged and acquitted Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, of corruption charges.Also acquitted at the court's sitting on Tuesday are Beedash Nigeria Limited, Nasdabap Nigeria Limited, Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Salihu Maibuhu Gummi.They were being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 22-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal [...]

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    EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau, was sent to prison because of the role some of his supporters played when he was arraigned in court.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT.Jang is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating N6.3 billion during his tenure in [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan, and his top aides, TheCable can report.Others being investigated are Lere Olayinka, spokesman to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state's commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state's accountant general.Sources in the know of the investigation said the anti-graft agency is [...]

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