Sunday, September 8, 2019

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    EFCC seals Dubai firm linked to Buratai’s property over ‘$200bn scam’

EFCC seals Dubai firm linked to Buratai’s property over ‘$200bn scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has sealed off the Abuja office of First Group, a Dubai firm, for alleged $200bn scam.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.The firm is allegedly involved in the purchase of property in Dubai by Tukur Buratai, lieutenant general and chief of army staff."As part of the ongoing probe of [...]

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    Fayose has no business with how we operate, says EFCC

Fayose has no business with how we operate, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, cannot determine how it operates.Wilson Uwujaren said this in response to inquiries by TheCable on Fayose's accusation that the agency is fighting its anti-graft war through “trial and error”.“I will not respond to that because Fayose has no business with how the EFCC runs its operation,” Uwujaren told TheCable.The [...]

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    Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency will soon go after senior lawyers who aid and abet financial and economic crimes. He said this at the opening of a one-day workshop organised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACC) at the Rockview hotel [...]

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    Fani-Kayode meets bail conditions – but he isn’t free just yet

Fani-Kayode meets bail conditions – but he isn’t free just yet

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has "met the conditions" for the bail granted him by a federal high court, sitting in Lagos.However, he still has to wait to see how soon he regains freedom.The director of media and publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former finance minister, and Danjuma [...]

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    Maina: I’m not wanted by EFCC, I’m ready to defend myself

Maina: I’m not wanted by EFCC, I’m ready to defend myself

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has denied being on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In November 2015, EFCC had declared him wanted over his alleged role in the N2bn pensions biometric contracts scam, and listed him on its website as one of its wanted persons.Three months earlier, Maina was charged alongside three [...]

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    EFCC’s most wanted fugitives

EFCC’s most wanted fugitives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presently has at least 76 persons on its list of wanted individuals.Among the number of persons wanted for various offences are a few politicians and former public office holders, most of whom are high profile and well-known.In compiling the list of the most wanted, we have taken into cognizance the effects of their [...]

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    I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has reiterated his innocence regarding the freezing of his Zenith Bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Speaking on Wednesday through Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media, Fayose insisted that he legitimately sourced his election funds, saying that as a promising candidate of his party, there was no way he [...]

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    Court grants Fani-Kayode N250m bail but seizes his passport

Court grants Fani-Kayode N250m bail but seizes his passport

A federal high court in Lagos  has granted a bail of N250 million each to Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, and three others charged with money laundering.Fani-Kayode, who was also the director of media and publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former finance minister, and Danjuma Yusuf.Also charged with them is Joint Trust [...]

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    At last, Omisore lands in EFCC  custody

At last, Omisore lands in EFCC custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun state.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Sunday.Although, he could not give details, Uwujaren said Omisore, a former senator, was arrested in connection with funds allegedly misappropriated by the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) during the previous administration.The anti-graft [...]

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    Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman to remain in prison till Monday

Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman to remain in prison till Monday

Femi Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Usman, two former ministers and directors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in the 2015 general election, are to remain in prison till July 4 as a federal high court in Lagos on Monday reserved ruling on their bail applications.Fani-Kayode and Usman, alongside Danjuma Yusuf and Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited, were arraigned on Tuesday by [...]

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    Court grants Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, N500m bail

Court grants Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, N500m bail

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, on Friday granted Umaru Fintiri, former Adamawa state governor, bail in the sum of N500m, and two sureties in like sum.According to the judge, the sureties must have property in Abuja, and Fintiri must submit his international passport to the registrar of the court.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned [...]

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    Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, remanded in prison over ‘N2.9bn fraud’

Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, remanded in prison over ‘N2.9bn fraud’

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday remanded Umaru Fintiri, former Adamawa state governor, in prison pending the determination of his application for bail.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Fintiri and Mayim Construction and Properties Limited before the judge on a five-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N2.9bn.Fintiri, a former [...]

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    Metuh: I’ll return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Metuh: I’ll return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is ready to return the “contentious” N400m as a sign of support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.Metuh said this in a statement by his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), on Thursday.The former PDP spokesman is facing trial at the federal high court, Abuja for allegedly receiving N400m — [...]

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    You must vomit what you stole, EFCC tells ‘looters’

You must vomit what you stole, EFCC tells ‘looters’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says those who misappropriated the resources of the country are holding Nigerians to ransom.Speaking in Enugu on Wednesday, Osita Nwaja, the commission’s director of public affairs, said the common man is most times at the receiving end as they are always denied their basic needs.He appealed to “treasury looters” to "vomit what they [...]

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    MEANWHILE… Over 300,000 apply for 750 vacancies at EFCC

MEANWHILE… Over 300,000 apply for 750 vacancies at EFCC

More than 300,000 applications were received for the 750 positions recently advertised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Osita Nwaja, the commission’s director of public affairs, announced the figures in Enugu when he visited the zonal office of NAN.Nwaja said the recruitment was segmented, the first phase of the exercise ending on June 26.“We had more than 300,000 applicants that [...]

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    Ekiti lawmakers occupy highway to protest ‘harassment’ of Fayose

Ekiti lawmakers occupy highway to protest ‘harassment’ of Fayose

Members of the Ekiti state house of assembly on Wednesday took over a highway in the state capital to protest against the "harassment" of Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, by the federal government.The lawmakers, who held their plenary session on the Okesa highway in Ado Ekiti, condemned the freezing of the accounts of the governor. Last Tuesday, the Economic and [...]

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