Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "EFCC"

    Akpabio back at EFCC, as investigations continue

Akpabio back at EFCC, as investigations continue

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    I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio

I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state who was in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday and subsequently released, says he has nothing to hide about his time in office.Akpabio said he honoured the invitation of the anti-graft agency and was not arrested.One Leo Ekpenyong, an Abuja-based lawyer, had petitioned the EFCC, alleging [...]

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    UPDATED: EFCC grills Akpabio over alleged fraud

UPDATED: EFCC grills Akpabio over alleged fraud

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and minority leader of the senate, is currently in the custody the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).A source at the anti-graft agency confirmed this to TheCable, disclosing that the ex-governor was taken into custody Friday evening."Yes, Akpabio is in our custody, and he is undergoing interrogation for alleged fraud and looting [...]

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    Lamorde institutes N1bn libel suit against Sun newspaper

Lamorde institutes N1bn libel suit against Sun newspaper

Ibrahim Lamorde, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has sued The Sun publishing limited, publishers of Daily Sun for libel, demanding damages in excess of N1 billion.Through his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, the EFCC boss said he was suing the newspaper for its recently-published report titled 'N1tr looted funds: Lamorde, EFCC boss in soup'.In suit FCT/HC/M/10045/15 filed before [...]

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    Toyin Saraki represents Buhari’s wife at UNGA

Toyin Saraki represents Buhari’s wife at UNGA

Although their husbands are currently not on speaking terms, Toyin Saraki, wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday stood in for Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari at a United Nations meeting.Toyin delivered the speech of the president’s wife at the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) organised on the sidelines of the 70th session of [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns ex-Gov Lamido, sons for fraud

EFCC re-arraigns ex-Gov Lamido, sons for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), re-arraigned Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, and his two sons – Aminu and Mustapha – before a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday.Aminu Abubakar and Batholomew Agoha, Lamido's aides, were also arraigned a justice, on a 27-count amended charge bordering on corruption and money laundering.Lamido and his co-accused had been arraigned before Evelyn Anyadike, [...]

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    EFCC declares MD of Saraki’s company wanted

EFCC declares MD of Saraki’s company wanted

Kennedy Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc and managing director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, a company owned by Bukola Saraki, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Izuagbe (45) who is being investigated in a case of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I’m not corrupt, I’m not harassing anyone in NIMASA with EFCC, says DG Jauro

INTERVIEW: I’m not corrupt, I’m not harassing anyone in NIMASA with EFCC, says DG Jauro

Haruna Baba Jauro, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has denied allegations that he is using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt his competitors in the agency.Last week, TheCable saw a petition by aggrieved NIMASA staff who claimed Jauro was using EFCC to harass those he considered heirs to the headship of the agency, while [...]

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    EFCC declares former presidential aspirant wanted

EFCC declares former presidential aspirant wanted

Emmanuel Osita Okereke, director general (DG) of the National Task Force to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, and Light Weapons (NATFORCE), has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for jumping bail.Okereke, a former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Nigerian Liberation Party, (NLP), is being prosecuted by the EFCC on a six-count [...]

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    UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

A Nigerian fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Kingdom for the murder of 18-year-old Marcus Hall in 2001, following a brawl outside Luton’s Atmosphere Nightclub, where the popular music group, So Solid Crew, had performed.Though 39-year-old Kekere-Ekun, who goes by several aliases such as Adebayo Dalvin James Ekun, Adeba Yo Kekere-Ekun, Adeba Yo [...]

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    ECOWAS to host anti-money laundering summit in Lagos

ECOWAS to host anti-money laundering summit in Lagos

The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is set to host a three-day anti-money laundering workshop in Lagos.GIABA is also the Financial Action Task Force-Styled Regional Body (FSRB) responsible for combating the scourge of Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF) in West Africa.The [...]

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    EFCC arrests suspects for ‘defrauding’ American of $4m

EFCC arrests suspects for ‘defrauding’ American of $4m

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Idowu Olarenwaju, also known as Anthony Abel Saramoh, for allegedly defrauding an American of $4million.The victim had allegedly wired the money into the account of Total Intership Nigeria Limited, owned by Olanrewaju, after they reached a deal that crude oil would be supplied to the American.However, the victim petitioned the anti-graft agency [...]

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    Metuh: Blackmail won’t stop restructuring of PDP

Metuh: Blackmail won’t stop restructuring of PDP

Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no amount of blackmail will prevent reorganisation of the opposition party.On Friday, the party announced a cost-cutting policy that includes reducing staff strength by 50 per cent and cutting staff salaries and allowances by the same margin.The affected staff rejected the decision, accusing the PDP’s National Working Commission (NWC) of  [...]

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    NAFDAC: Drug criminals behind Orhii’s ordeal

NAFDAC: Drug criminals behind Orhii’s ordeal

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says Paul Orhii, its director-general (DG) is being targeted by drug counterfeiters who are out to infiltrate the agency.Describing Orhii's visit to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as “a normal and routine process”, NAFDAC absolved him of any wrongdoing.On Monday, the anti-graft agency quizzed the [...]

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    EFCC to grill Kuku, Jonathan’s adviser

EFCC to grill Kuku, Jonathan’s adviser

Kingsley Kuku, former special adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Kuku and two others are wanted by the EFCC over allegation of embezzlement and fraudulent diversion of funds running into hundreds of millions of naira.Kuku is expected to appear before a team of interrogators [...]

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    EFCC suspect dies in Kirikiri prison

EFCC suspect dies in Kirikiri prison

Suleiman Yerima, a businessman and foreign exchange dealer remanded in Kirikiri prison custody following an ongoing trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been reported dead.Yerima was said to have died last Friday during the end of Ramadan fasting prayers on the Muslim praying ground in Kirikiri prison, Lagos.Officials told PRNigeria, an organisation that releases statements for [...]

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