Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Wanted by EFCC, Kuku to contest Ondo guber

Wanted by EFCC, Kuku to contest Ondo guber

Kingsley Kuku, former presidential adviser on Niger Delta affairs to Goodluck Jonathan, will be contesting in the Ondo state gubernatorial election.The former chairman of the presidential amnesty programme announced his candidature via a statement, saying he would run for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket in the state.Kuku listed Ebenezer Alabi, a former state chairman of the party, as head of the [...]

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    Ijaw elders ask Tompolo, Kuku to honour EFCC’s invitation

Ijaw elders ask Tompolo, Kuku to honour EFCC’s invitation

Izon Okosu-Otu, the umbrella body of Ijaw Council of Clders, has called on all its sons and daughters summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to honour the invitation.In a statement issued by Bare Etolor, chairman of the Delta state chapter of the group, Izon Okosu-Otu asked them to "go and prove their ionncence".The elders particularly called on former [...]

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    Dasuki ‘celebrates’ Eid Maulud in Kuje prison

Dasuki ‘celebrates’ Eid Maulud in Kuje prison

As Muslims in Nigeria engage in different activities to commemorate Eid Maulud, the birth of Prophet Mohammed, Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), is marking his fourth day within the confines of Kuje prison.On Monday, Peter Affem, a justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, granted bail to the retired military colonel, alongside four others but ordered [...]

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    Court’s registrar jailed for defrauding Bamaiyi of $330,000

Court’s registrar jailed for defrauding Bamaiyi of $330,000

Lateef Lawal-Akapo, justice of an Ikeja high court on Monday sentenced a court registrar, Oluronke Rosolu, to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, of $330,000.Rosolu was convicted on all the two counts charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Lawal-Akapo while [...]

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    Dasuki to be detained in Kuje prison

Dasuki to be detained in Kuje prison

Peter Affem, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, has ordered that Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), be remanded in Kuje prison in Abuja, pending the perfection of the condition of a bail granted to him on Monday.Dasuki alongside Attahiru Bafarawa, former Sokoto governor; Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance, Shuaibu Salisu, and Sagir, [...]

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    You can’t escape justice, EFCC tells Tompolo

You can’t escape justice, EFCC tells Tompolo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has not given up its investigation of Government Ekpemupolo (better known as Tompolo).On December 10, the commission gave Tompolo a seven-day ultimatum to appear before it over alleged unclear dealings involving the sale of parcels of land worth N13 billion to the federal government during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.The [...]

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    ‘Buhari has declared war on Ijaws’

‘Buhari has declared war on Ijaws’

Ebimobowei Oguma, president of a group known as Delta Ijaw Youth Assembly (DIYA) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of declaring "a war" on the friends of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, particularly his "Ijaw kinsmen".In a statement issued by Oguma on Wednesday, the group alleged that impunity and disregard for the rule of law have been thriving under the current administration.Condemning [...]

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    Stanbic IBTC challenges judgment on FRC

Stanbic IBTC challenges judgment on FRC

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has appealed the judgement of the federal high court which ruled in favour of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) and National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).In October, the FRC requested that the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) investigate Stanbic IBTC and KPMG Professional Services for “financial [...]

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    EFCC files fresh charges against Dasuki

EFCC files fresh charges against Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Sambo Dasuki; former national security adviser (NSA) before Peter Affen, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, for alleged criminal breach of trust and money laundering.Bashir Yuguda; former minister of state for finance, and Attahiru Bafarawa; former Sokoto state governor, were also arraigned.The accused persons pleaded not guilty [...]

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    Dasuki pleads not guilty to criminal charges

Dasuki pleads not guilty to criminal charges

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), on Monday, pleaded not guilty to the 19-count charge of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N13 billion.Dasuki, who was arraigned alongside Salisu Shuaibu, a director of finance in the office of the NSA, and one Aminu Baba-Kusa, stood in the accused box for at least 30 minutes while the charges [...]

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    Jonathan ordered me to give $47m to PDP delegates, Dasuki tells court

Jonathan ordered me to give $47m to PDP delegates, Dasuki tells court

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), has revealed that on the orders of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, he released about $47 million for delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who attended the party's convention in November 2014.According to The Nation, Dasuki’s disclosed this in “a statement of witness/accused person” which was filed in the high court of the federal [...]

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    Tompolo: EFCC after me for refusing to join APC

Tompolo: EFCC after me for refusing to join APC

Government Ekpemupolo (better known as Tompolo), commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has accused the federal government of witch-hunting him for turning down the offer to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).In an email sent to TheCable on Saturday, Tompolo (pictured with Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta state), said “the threat to declare [...]

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    Dokpesi in fresh trouble over ‘N8bn FG payment’

Dokpesi in fresh trouble over ‘N8bn FG payment’

Fresh charges might be filed against Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, in the days ahead, as the federal government is investigating an allegation of N8.4billion which he allegedly collected for airing the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria in 2009.Rotimi Jacobs, counsel of the federal government, revealed this at a federal high court in Abuja on Thursday during [...]

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    EFCC could declare Tompolo wanted ‘in a week’

EFCC could declare Tompolo wanted ‘in a week’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has given Government Ekpemupolo, a former Niger Delta militant leader better known as Tompolo, one week to appear before it at its Lagos office or risk being declared wanted.According to Channels TV, which says it is in possession of a letter from the commission to the effect, Tompolo is being investigated for unclear dealings involving the [...]

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    Dokpesi to spend weekend in detention

Dokpesi to spend weekend in detention

A federal high court in Abuja has again ordered that Raymond Dokpesi be detained in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pending ruling in his bail application on December 14.The former chairman of DAAR Investment and Holdings Ltd., is standing trial on a six-count-charge bordering on money laundering and contract fraud to the tune of N2.1billion.Gabriel [...]

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    Court orders Dokpesi’s detention

Court orders Dokpesi’s detention

A federal high court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the remand of Raymond Dokpesi, former Chairman of DAAR Communications, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Gabriel Kolawole, the presiding judge, gave the order at the maiden trial of Dokpesi on charges of N2.1 billion contract fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the EFCC.He had [...]

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