Thursday, September 19, 2019

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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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    EFCC was right to detain you, court tells Fani-Kayode

EFCC was right to detain you, court tells Fani-Kayode

An Abuja high court has dismissed a fundamental rights suit filed by Femi Fani-Kayode, challenging his prolonged detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation,  was held in detention for at least 50 days before he was charged to court.On Tuesday, a federal high court in Lagos had [...]

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    Court threatens to strike out EFCC case over failure to produce witnesses

Court threatens to strike out EFCC case over failure to produce witnesses

The federal high court in Enugu has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till November 1 to produce witnesses to a case it filed three years ago.On October 7, 2013, the EFCC arraigned one Anthony Ubosi on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.Chika Nwagu, defence counsel, had applied that the case be struck out [...]

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    Dasuki ordered me to pay $40m to Jonathan’s cousin, says witness

Dasuki ordered me to pay $40m to Jonathan’s cousin, says witness

Ibrahim Mahe, a prosecution witness, on Tuesday said that Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), authorised the payment of $40m to the company of Roberts Azibaola, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin.Roberts and his wife, Stella, are standing trial on a seven-count charge of money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    Fani-Kayode, 3 others remanded in prison for ‘laundering’ N4.9bn

Fani-Kayode, 3 others remanded in prison for ‘laundering’ N4.9bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, and three others, for allegedly laundering N4.9 billion.Fani-Kayode's arraignment, on charges bordering on corruption and stealing, had been postponed twice in the past.He is being charged alongside Nenadi Usman, former minister of finance, Danjuma Yusuf, and Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited.The accused persons, according to [...]

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    Fayose asks EFCC officials to read John 8 vs 7

Fayose asks EFCC officials to read John 8 vs 7

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, went spiritual on Thursday, asking officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to read a portion of the Bible.Fayose has been engaged in war of words with the anti-graft agency since Monday when his personal account at Zenith Bank was frozen."I want to refer the APC, the Zenith Bank and the EFCC [...]

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    Magu: Those close to me using my name to dupe people

Magu: Those close to me using my name to dupe people

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), says some of his associates are using his name to dupe unsuspecting people.He said this on Thursday, in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman.The EFCC chairman had come under scrutiny following allegations of bribery against him.Umar Mohammed, a retired air force chief, who is reportedly being investigated by [...]

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    EFCC releases photos of AVM arraigned for ‘fraud’, says nobody is above the law

EFCC releases photos of AVM arraigned for ‘fraud’, says nobody is above the law

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released pictures of R.A. Ojuawo, a serving officer of the Nigerian air force.Ojuawo is undergoing investigation for his alleged involvement in the controversial $2.1bn arms purchase scandal.In a message posted on social media, the anti-graft agency said the long arm of the law will catch up with anyone involved in crime, no [...]

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    EFCC goes after Fayose’s wife

EFCC goes after Fayose’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will soon invite Feyisetan Fayose, wife of Ayo Fayose Ekiti state governor, PUNCH is reporting.The newspaper said the first lady of Ekiti allegedly received N100m through an account which is operated by her and her husband.It quoted the agency as saying the money, which emanated from the account of the office of Sambo [...]

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    Fayose: I’m Buhari’s headache, but not even death threats will stop me

Fayose: I’m Buhari’s headache, but not even death threats will stop me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says it is obvious that he has become the headache of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, but not even threats to his life will make him to stop speaking his mind.He accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of “acting a movie scripted President Buhari just to silence him”, challenging the anti-graft [...]

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