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    Pressure UK to release Diezani for trial, Magu tells Nigerians in diaspora

Pressure UK to release Diezani for trial, Magu tells Nigerians in diaspora

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has called on Nigerians in the diaspora to pressure the UK government to release Diezani Allison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, for trial. According to Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesman, Magu gave the charge during a virtual townhall meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora, on Saturday. The ex-minister, who is being [...]

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    Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail

Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail

The Sokoto state high court has granted bail to two Chinese nationals arraigned for allegedly offering bribe to an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said the company received a payment of over N41 billion and allegedly diverted over N16 billion. [...]

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    EFCC: Corrupt politicians are blackmailing Magu

EFCC: Corrupt politicians are blackmailing Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has commenced investigations of platforms being used to promote derogatory campaign against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency. In a statement on Wednesday, Dele Oyewale, EFCC head of media and publicity, said such campaigns are being done by “overseas-based,  politically-exposed and disgraced elements” who are being investigated for “unnerving acts of [...]

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    EFCC, asset recovery and matters arising

EFCC, asset recovery and matters arising

BY TONY AMOKEODO There are rising speculations and distortion of facts on the issue of asset recovery and disposal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC.  But the Commission says that guidelines and procedures on the issue are clear enough to demonstrate transparency and accountability. By the sheer weight of its works,  it is apparent that the EFCC is having its [...]

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    Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

A key evidence in the trial of Mohammed Bello Adoke, Nigeria's former attorney-general, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hidden from an Italian court by prosecutors, THISDAY has reported. Adoke is being tried in Nigeria over allegations of money laundering in the OPL 245 affair while Shell and ENI are also being tried in Milan, Italy, over [...]

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    EFCC probes Oyo perm sec over ‘N4.4m scam’

EFCC probes Oyo perm sec over ‘N4.4m scam’

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Rasaq Kolawole, a permanent secretary in the Oyo state ministry of agriculture, over allegations of fraud. Kolawole was accused of defrauding one Ibikunle Alonge of the sum of N4,400,000. The defendant appeared before Aderonke Aderemi of the Oyo state high court in Ibadan on Wednesday, on one [...]

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    EFCC arrests two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe’ to cover up an investigation

EFCC arrests two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe’ to cover up an investigation

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    EFCC to investigate incident that led to shawarma seller’s arrest

EFCC to investigate incident that led to shawarma seller’s arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will investigate the incident that led to the arrest of Mnena Ato, a businesswoman and chief executive officer of Star Shawarma, a pastry restaurant in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Ato had narrated how she was arrested by EFCC officials over a N1,600 transaction. Narrating her ordeal, Ato, who was arrested alongside her accountant [...]

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    ‘Fraud’: Court orders interim forfeiture of N510m traced to ex-AVM

‘Fraud’: Court orders interim forfeiture of N510m traced to ex-AVM

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of N510 million traced to Uko Etim Ebong, a former commander of the presidential air fleet. In his ruling on Monday, Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, held that the money is suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities. In an ex-part application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the [...]

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    Return all you took from Abia illegally, Ohaneze youth tell Orji Kalu

Return all you took from Abia illegally, Ohaneze youth tell Orji Kalu

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has asked Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia, to return all what he allegedly took from the state. In a statement on Saturday, the group said Kalu, who is now the chief whip of the senate, should endear himself to the people as the new "Mandela of Africa." Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter in [...]

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    Court grants Tanimu Turaki bail

Court grants Tanimu Turaki bail

A federal high court in Abuja has granted bail to Tanimu Turaki, former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs. Turaki alongside three others were arraigned on Monday on a 16-count charge bordering on unlawful and criminal misappropriation of funds. Other defendants are Sampson Okpetu, who served as his special assistant; Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited — companies linked to [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Tanimu Turaki ‘for fraud’

EFCC arraigns Tanimu Turaki ‘for fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Tanimu Turaki, former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, at a federal high court in Abuja over an alleged multi-million naira fraud. Turaki was arraigned before Inyang Ekwo, justice of the federal high court, on a 16-count charge on Monday. Turaki was the minister for special duties and inter-governmental affairs from 2013 [...]

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    ‘Allegation against Magu baseless’ — EFCC tackles US lawmaker over Abacha loot

‘Allegation against Magu baseless’ — EFCC tackles US lawmaker over Abacha loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says allegations levelled against Ibrahim Magu, its chairman, by Charles Grassley, a US lawmaker, are baseless. In a letter dated April 1, 2020, Grassley, a US republican senator and chairman of senate committee on finance, accussed the EFCC of persecuting members of the opposition party. The letter, addressed to Deborah Connor, the chief money laundering [...]

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    ‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to be cautious of making donations for the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Orilade, acting spokesperson of the commission, said Magu warned the public against fake charities springing up to offer guidelines on donations to the government and citizens. Magu also asked the public [...]

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    Magu: There’s no online test for COVID-19 — beware of fraudsters

Magu: There’s no online test for COVID-19 — beware of fraudsters

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to beware of fraudsters using fake online test for COVID-19 to dupe unsuspecting people. Since the outbreak of the disease, there has been a ‘Do-It-Yourself Test’ message being circulated on the social media. But Magu on Monday said such messages are from internet fraudsters seeking to exploit [...]

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    EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says a group of 27 lawyers are blackmailing Rotimi Jacobs, one of its lead prosecutors, over an alleged £2.5 billion fraud case.  In a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, the commission said the lawyers in a petition addressed to the national executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) alleged that Jacobs was using [...]

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