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    Court grants Yakubu N300m bail after four days in prison

Court grants Yakubu N300m bail after four days in prison

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), bail in the sum of N300m. Yakubu, who has spent four days at Kuje prison, is also required to present two sureties. Last Thursday, the judge remanded Yakubu in prison after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [...]

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    Magu is a casualty of civil war within Buhari’s cabinet, says Shehu Sani

Magu is a casualty of civil war within Buhari’s cabinet, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna central, has said the senate should not be blamed for refusing to confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said Magu, who was twice rejected by the red chamber, is a casualty of an ongoing civil war within the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an interview with Vanguard, the [...]

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    QUESTION: Should Buhari nominate Magu a third time?

QUESTION: Should Buhari nominate Magu a third time?

Last Wednesday, the senate spurned the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). That was the second time it gave Magu the “boot”. On December 15, 2016, the upper legislative first turned down the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Magu as substantive EFCC chairman. But Buhari re-nominated him for the position. However, weeks after [...]

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    Saraki: Magu not rejected because of DSS report

Saraki: Magu not rejected because of DSS report

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has said that a report issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) was not behind the senate's refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The DSS had questioned the integrity of Magu in a report made available to the senate prior to his confirmation hearing. But Saraki based [...]

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    Melaye: Buhari CANNOT nominate Magu again

Melaye: Buhari CANNOT nominate Magu again

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has said Ibrahim Magu is not the only competent Nigerian that can head the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said Magu cannot continue acting as the chairman of the EFCC after being rejected by the senate twice. On Wednesday, the senate rejected Magu’s nomination as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. This was sequel to [...]

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    MURIC: Senate won’t confirm Magu because it has skeletons in its cupboard

MURIC: Senate won’t confirm Magu because it has skeletons in its cupboard

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the senate has refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because it has "skeletons in its cupboard". On Wednesday, the red chamber rejected Magu's confirmation, for the second time in three months. Reacting in a statement on Saturday, the association's director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said the senate’s fear of [...]

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    EFCC trying to cook up allegations against me, says Melaye

EFCC trying to cook up allegations against me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has alleged that the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is plotting against him. Writing on his official Twitter page on Saturday, Melaye said he had credible information that the anti-graft agency was gathering dirt on him. He said that the commission had already started carrying out forensic investigations on his bank accounts. I have credible information [...]

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    Magu, DSS DG meet at Aso Rock mosque

Magu, DSS DG meet at Aso Rock mosque

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), observed Jumat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in the presidential villa in Abuja, on Friday. This is the first time that both men will be seen in public since the senate rejected Magu's nomination as [...]

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    Reps tell anti-graft agencies to prosecute Anyim over $18bn centenary project

Reps tell anti-graft agencies to prosecute Anyim over $18bn centenary project

The house of representatives on Thursday recommended the prosecution of Pius Anyim, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) over the Abuja centenary city project. The recommendation came in form of a resolution directed to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Anyim  played a huge role in the [...]

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    Yakubu, ex-NNPC MD, remanded in Kuje prison

Yakubu, ex-NNPC MD, remanded in Kuje prison

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  in Kuje prison. Ahmed Mohammed, a judge, gave the order after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Yakubu on a six-count charge of fraud. This followed the recovery of $9.8 million and £74, 000 from his [...]

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    I’ll fight till the end, says Magu

I’ll fight till the end, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says whether he is confirmed or not, he will keep fighting corruption until his last day in office. On Wednesday, the senate rejected the nomination of Magu, citing a report from the Department of State Services (DSS). Magu was accused of corruption and violation of human rights. But speaking with members of [...]

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    ‘Fighting the biggest thieves in the land’, ‘do me I do you’…reactions to Magu’s rejection

‘Fighting the biggest thieves in the land’, ‘do me I do you’…reactions to Magu’s rejection

The senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is the second time in three months. The anti-graft czar was accused of corruption ‎and “gross violation of human rights”. He was also alleged to be in possession “of undeclared pieces of property”. While some Nigerians canvassed support for the EFCC boss [...]

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    Magu: Melaye and I were fighting corruption before he abandoned me

Magu: Melaye and I were fighting corruption before he abandoned me

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), lightened up the atmosphere at the senate on Wednesday when he said Dino Melaye, representative of Kogi west senatorial district, abandoned him after joining the red chamber. Melaye had asked if Magu taught he had enough integrity to lead the nation's major anti-graft commission, considering his image via reports [...]

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    ‎DSS did NOT give me fair hearing, says Magu

‎DSS did NOT give me fair hearing, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the Department of State Services (DSS) denied him the right to fair hearing. Magu said this on Wednesday, while reacting to a DSS report which indicted him. The secret police had failed to give Magu a clean bill of health ahead of his appearance at the red chamber. "Magu has [...]

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    THE INSIDER: The DSS letter that ‘nailed’ Magu

THE INSIDER: The DSS letter that ‘nailed’ Magu

For a second time, the senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Department of State Services (DSS) wrote to the senate on Tuesday, affirming its security report, which indicted Magu of corruption. A source had told TheCable that the lawmakers would use the report as a basis for [...]

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    Senate rejects Magu for the second time in 3 months

Senate rejects Magu for the second time in 3 months

The senate has yet again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Magu was rejected after the senators voted against his confirmation. In December, the upper legislative chamber rejected him based on a DSS report. The anti-graft czar was accused of corruption ‎and “gross violation of human rights”. He was also alleged to be [...]

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