Sunday, November 18, 2018

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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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    Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, over the alleged diversion of N22 billion.According to PUNCH, the allegation is contained in the report of an investigation which began in May 2016.Ortom was said to have ordered the withdrawal of N21.3bn from four Benue government’s accounts in three banks between June 30, 2015, and [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he is prepared to answer the call of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on any allegation.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweremadu, quoted the deputy senate president as saying this when he received a delegation led by Emmanuel Chukwuma, archbishop of Enugu province, Anglican Communion, on Sunday evening.Last week, a combined team of police [...]

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    Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says whoever is behind the siege laid to his residence and that of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a friend of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweramdu, quoted the deputy senate president as calling on Nigerians to condemn the incident.He said for over six hours, a combined team [...]

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    It’s Brutehari politics against PDP’s new deal

It’s Brutehari politics against PDP’s new deal

At first, he came with chaos. He appointed dead men to serve in his government. He looked the other way as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Department of State Service — two agencies under his watch — went into a duel. He told women their place is in the kitchen. He acquiesced to ridiculing statement by former British [...]

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    EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, for questioning over alleged money laundering.The commission invited him in a letter dated July 24 and signed by Mohammed Abba, the director of operations.The EFCC said Ekweremadu's name “featured prominently” in a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering being investigated.Ekweremadu was asked to [...]

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    Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka, spokesperson of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) owes his principal an apology.Olayinka said this in reaction to the commission's denial of a tweet posted on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday."The parri is over, the cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project Biological [...]

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