Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "EFCC"

    Tompolo gets ‘last chance’ to avoid arrest

Tompolo gets ‘last chance’ to avoid arrest

A federal high court in Ikoyi Lagos has threatened to order the arrest of Government Ekpemupolo, an ex-militant leader better known as Tompolo, if he does not appear before it on Thursday.The court’s summons is in connection with allegations of fraudulent land contracts for the construction of Nigerian Maritime University.Tompolo had earlier declined to honour the invitation of the Economic [...]

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    EFCC: Metuh behind his continued detention

EFCC: Metuh behind his continued detention

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the refusal of Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to refund or sign an undertaking on the N1.2 billion linked to him in the arms scandal is responsible for his continued detention.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.Uwujaren [...]

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    PDP: Metuh got N400m from GEJ, not Dasuki

PDP: Metuh got N400m from GEJ, not Dasuki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused a “section” of the media of being unfair in its reports on Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, who has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since January 5.According to the party, Metuh voluntarily admitted that he received N400m from former president, Goodluck Jonathan, but he was being falsely [...]

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    REVEALED: Buhari’s associate, Isa, got N170m from Dasuki but has returned N100m to EFCC

REVEALED: Buhari’s associate, Isa, got N170m from Dasuki but has returned N100m to EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Jafaru Isa, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, who received a cash gift of N170m from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), will still be prosecuted despite returning a part of the money.Isa, who was arrested last Wednesday, was released after he returned N100m to the EFCC, [...]

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    EFCC ‘to investigate’ 9 army officers for corruption

EFCC ‘to investigate’ 9 army officers for corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will investigate nine army officers indicted by a military panel set up to probe the complicity of soldiers in gross malfeasance in the 2015 general election.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the panel recommended two officers for compulsory retirement, and one officer for prosecution for receiving bribe.The Nigeria army had set up a [...]

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    Metuh kept in an underground cell, PDP laments

Metuh kept in an underground cell, PDP laments

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again demanded the release of Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, alleging that he is "inhumanly kept in an underground" cell by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The party said the continued detention of its spokesman by the EFCC without a charge clearly showed the dictatorial character of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government. In a [...]

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    EFCC raids residence of ex-customs boss, Dikko

EFCC raids residence of ex-customs boss, Dikko

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday raided the residence of Abdullahi Dikko, former comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service.EFCC personnel were said to have arrived at the house located at 6, Ahmed Musa Crescent, Jabi, at about 7 a.m.According to NAN, Dikko was not at home when the officers arrived and that their mission was not disclosed [...]

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    Buhari’s anti-graft trap ‘only gets PDP members’

Buhari’s anti-graft trap ‘only gets PDP members’

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    Metuh innocent, he only carried out some ‘urgent national assignments’ for Jonathan, says family

Metuh innocent, he only carried out some ‘urgent national assignments’ for Jonathan, says family

The family of Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wants the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to either release or charge him to court.The family said Metuh had no hand in the arms-cash scandal, but only carried out some urgent national assignments as instructed by Goodlucj Jonathan, the former president.On Tuesday, The ECC arrested the PDP spokesman [...]

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    Magu: More influential Nigerians will be arrested

Magu: More influential Nigerians will be arrested

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    EFCC to go after BDC beneficiaries of armsgate

EFCC to go after BDC beneficiaries of armsgate

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Bureau de change operators involved in the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal probe would not be spared.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Magu made the declaration while speaking to bureau de change operators who paid him a visit in Abuja on Tuesday.Magu also said existing mutual relationship [...]

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    PDP: EFCC under orders to poison Metuh

PDP: EFCC under orders to poison Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the "immediate release" of Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, who was taken into in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning.The party alleged that the anti-graft agency had received "top directives" to poison him in detention.It described the detention as an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to silence [...]

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    ‘Fayose spent N250m on Christmas but paid workers N700’

‘Fayose spent N250m on Christmas but paid workers N700’

The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti says Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, spent N250 million on a Christmas trip to Dubai with ghost aides, while paying workers N700 as basic salary.The party urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invite Toyin Ojo, the state commissioner for finance, the accountant-general and the auditor-general, to [...]

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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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