Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    Buhari vows to hunt down militants ‘and their sponsors’

Buhari vows to hunt down militants ‘and their sponsors’

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal decisively with the issue of militancy in the Niger Delta region.In a nationwide address to mark his one year in office, the president lamented the effect of attacks on oil installations.“If the militants and vandals are testing our resolve, they are much mistaken. We shall apprehend the perpetrators and their sponsors and bring [...]

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    We are not holding Jonathan’s cousin illegally, says EFCC

We are not holding Jonathan’s cousin illegally, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has a valid remand order to keep Roberts Azibaola, cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, in custody.Reacting to the report that a federal capital territory (FCT) high court faulted its action, the anti-graft agency explained that Goodluck Olasumbo, the presiding judge, only expressed dissatisfaction with the commission over its refusal to produce the [...]

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    Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Justice Goodluck Olasunbor of the Abuja high court, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is being irresponsible for detaining Azibaola Roberts, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, for over 65 days without trial. Roberts was taken in by the EFCC on March 23, for allegedly diverting $40 million meant for securing oil pipelines contract.Ruling on an application for the enforcement of [...]

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    Push legislators to action, Magu tells Nigerians

Push legislators to action, Magu tells Nigerians

Magu said this on Thursday during the launch of EFCC's Clean Hands Campaign at the Eagle Square in Abuja.[...]

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    Extra: My ‘lion’ will be vindicated, says FFK’s wife

Extra: My ‘lion’ will be vindicated, says FFK’s wife

Precious Chikwendu, wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, says her husband will be vindicated at the end of his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fani-Kayode has been in the custody of the EFCC since May 9.On Monday, the anti-graft agency secured a court order to keep the former spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign in custody for 21 days.Reacting [...]

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    You must face trial, appeal court tells Metuh

You must face trial, appeal court tells Metuh

‎The appeal court has dismissed an application by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to quash the charges of corruption against him at a lower court.Metuh had filed a no-case submission before Okon Abang of the federal high court, Abuja. But his application was dismissed.Not satisfied with ruling of the lower court, he approached the [...]

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    Saraki’s trial delayed over absence of witness

Saraki’s trial delayed over absence of witness

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been delayed owing to the absence of a principal witness.The principal witness is‎ Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who is still undergoing  cross-examination by Saraki's lawyer.Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), lead counsel of the prosecution team,‎ in the trial of [...]

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    Witness: How I received N108m from Badeh

Witness: How I received N108m from Badeh

At the resumed trial of Alex Badeh, former defence chief, on Tuesday, Mustapha Yerima, a prosecution witness, gave Okon Abang, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, a blow-by-blow account of how he was paid the sum of N108m through Badeh’s company, Vetivo Nigeria Limited.Yerima added that the process of the payment came through a third party.According to him, “the payment that came through a third party is as [...]

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    Let’s meet in court, Omisore tells EFCC

Let’s meet in court, Omisore tells EFCC

Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of blackmail, challenging the anti-graft agency to present evidence of corruption involving him in court.The commission declared Omisore wanted earlier on Tuesday, saying he has refused to honour its invitation to make clarification on the alleged N700 million which he collected from the [...]

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    EFCC declares Omisore wanted over ‘N700m from Dasuki’

EFCC declares Omisore wanted over ‘N700m from Dasuki’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, wanted.Omisore was alleged to have collected N700 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, between June and November, 2014.According to EFCC, Omisore has been "elusive and refused to report to the commission" after invitation was extended to him on [...]

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    Court adjourns Metuh’s trial on health ground

Court adjourns Metuh’s trial on health ground

Okon Abang, a justice of the federal high court Abuja, has adjourned the trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  to May 30 after Onyechi Ikpeazu, the defendant's counsel, told the court that his client was on bed rest at the National Hospital, Abuja.Earlier on Monday, the judge adjourned the case till Tuesday for the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode to remain in EFCC custody for 3 weeks

Fani-Kayode to remain in EFCC custody for 3 weeks

An Ikeja magistrates' court in Lagos has ordered the remand of Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for three weeks.Bola Osunsanmi, the magistrate, while ordering Fani-Kayode's remand said: "The defendant is hereby remanded in EFCC custody for three weeks pending a proper arraignment in court."The applicants have never [...]

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    Lalong: I’ll deal with looters myself if EFCC delays

Lalong: I’ll deal with looters myself if EFCC delays

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has threatened to go ahead with the prosecution of persons alleged to have looted state funds if anti-graft agencies delay investigation.Lalong said his government did not want to appear to be in conflict with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Related Commission (ICPC), “but if they delay and [...]

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    UPDATED: Metuh hospitalised after vomiting on his way to court

UPDATED: Metuh hospitalised after vomiting on his way to court

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently at the emergency ward of the national hospital, Abuja.An associate of Metuh told TheCable that the PDP spokesman vomited several times in his car on his way to the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday."Metuh was rushed to hospital last night. It is serious, " the associate said."He is [...]

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    ‘N5.6bn fraud’: Orji Kalu’s arraignment fails to hold

‘N5.6bn fraud’: Orji Kalu’s arraignment fails to hold

The  arraignment of Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, before Anwuli Chikere, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja failed to take place on Monday as scheduled.Solomon Aku (SAN), counsel to Slok Nigeria Limited, Kalu's company, asked the court to adjourn the case on the grounds that there was a subsisting appeal at the supreme court.Aku argued that [...]

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    Shekarau: I’m ready to spend 10 years in custody

Shekarau: I’m ready to spend 10 years in custody

Ibrahim Shekarau, two-time governor of Kano state, says he is ready to “spend the next 10 years in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) if the need arises.Reacting to his arrest by the commission, Shekarau, who served as minister of education under the immediate past administration, said he would go any length to prove his innocence.Operatives [...]

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