Monday, July 22, 2019

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    The battle for 2019 has started, says Sheriff

The battle for 2019 has started, says Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the battle for 2019 general election has started in earnest.Appealing to aggrieved stakeholders of the party to put aside their differences, the chairman said PDP could not afford to remain divided if its desired goal was to be achieved.He also distanced himself from the comment made by Inuwa [...]

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    Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has not disobeyed any court order.Magu was reacting to reports that he had been slammed with a contempt charge over his refusal to obey a court order releasing Wolfgang Reinl, an Austrian businessman, in the custody of the anti-graft agency.“The attention of the Economic and Financial [...]

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    Again, EFCC raids Fani-Kayode’s residence

Again, EFCC raids Fani-Kayode’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) returned to the Abuja residence of Femi Fani-Kayode, former director of publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign.This was disclosed by Jude Ndukwe, media aide of the PDP chieftain.Last Friday, the commission laid a siege to Fani-Kaode's house for eight hours, and he reported to the agency on Monday [...]

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    EFCC grills Imoke over ‘$115m affair’

EFCC grills Imoke over ‘$115m affair’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, quizzed Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross Rivers state, for his alleged involvement in money distributed by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, during 2015 electioneering.He was alleged to have collected N500m from Ntufam John Okon, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's [...]

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    EFCC: Saraki declared property that didn’t exist

EFCC: Saraki declared property that didn’t exist

Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), that Senate President Bukola Saraki declared a property that did not exist.According to him, the "ghost" property was said to be at 15b McDonald road, Ikoyi, Lagos.Asked by Paul Usoro, Saraki's lawyer, if he stood by his testimony that [...]

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    Magu slammed with contempt charge

Magu slammed with contempt charge

A contempt charge has been filed against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), at an Abuja high court over his alleged disobedience of court order.The contempt charge contained on form 49 of the Abuja high court is asking Magu to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.The contempt charge followed the refusal of [...]

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    ‘EFCC started investigating Saraki after he became senate president’

‘EFCC started investigating Saraki after he became senate president’

Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, admitted that a letter from the anti-graft agency to the presidential implementation committee probing the purchase of some property by Senate President Bukola Saraki was written on August 5, 2015.Saraki allegedly bought some property from the committee, but did not declare it.Wetkas made the admission during [...]

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    Counsel: Saraki was richer than Kwara state before he was elected governor

Counsel: Saraki was richer than Kwara state before he was elected governor

Paul Erokoro, one of the lawyers of Senate President Bukola Saraki, caused a stir at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday when he said his client was richer than the Kwara government before he became governor.Erokoro said this while cross examining Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).However, his statement elicited the rebuke of [...]

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    I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

Peter Clark, a retired detective constable with the UK Metropolitan Police, on Monday, told a federal capital territory (FCT), high court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, that Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, was still wanted in the United Kingdom for money laundering charges.Dariye, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 23-count [...]

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    You are on your own, INEC tells its staff in EFCC custody

You are on your own, INEC tells its staff in EFCC custody

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says any staff of the commission, who is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), should “bear his own cross”.About 16 INEC officials, including Gesila Khan, former resident electoral commissioner of Rivers state, and Austen Okojie, her Akwa Ibom counterpart, have been under investigation by the [...]

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    EXTRA: Metuh’s trial adjourned after judge complained of seeing shadows

EXTRA: Metuh’s trial adjourned after judge complained of seeing shadows

Ishaq Bello, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Abuja, on Monday, adjourned the trial of Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because he could no longer see clearly.After the case was called, Bello complained to the counsel of the prosecution and that of the defendant that his vision had become "shadowy", hence the trial [...]

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    Civil servant testifying against Badeh owns houses across three states

Civil servant testifying against Badeh owns houses across three states

Salisu Abdullahi, a former director of finance of the Nigeria air force, on Monday, admitted to owning property across three states in the country.Abdullahi, who had testified against Alex Badeh, former chief of defence, at the federal high court in Abuja, also admitted that some of his property had been marked for investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    Fani-Kayode lands in EFCC custody

Fani-Kayode lands in EFCC custody

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (EFCC), is now in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency tweeted that the former minister arrived at its headquarters at 9: 35am on Monday.Fani-Kayode is being investigated for allegedly receiving money meant for arms purchase from the office of the former [...]

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    Fayose: EFCC reminding us of Buhari’s era of dictatorship

Fayose: EFCC reminding us of Buhari’s era of dictatorship

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of “executive rascality”, saying the agency is acting “as if Nigeria is now back to 1984 when Buhari was a military dictator”.Fayose condemned the continued detention of Warimopei Dudafa, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and the siege to the home of Femi Fani-Kayode, [...]

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    Anti-graft war takes Buhari, Magu to London

Anti-graft war takes Buhari, Magu to London

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London to participate in the international anti-corruption summit, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has said.According to him, the president’s delegation to the summit will include Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.“As an internationally recognised leader in the global fight [...]

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    UPDATED: EFCC lays siege to FFK’s residence

UPDATED: EFCC lays siege to FFK’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) surrounded the Abuja residence of Femi Fani-Kayode, director of publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation on Friday.Making this disclosure via his Facebook account, Fani-Kayode said he had been earlier invited by the EFCC and had replied that he will honour the invitation.“Today the EFCC invited me to [...]

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