Friday, July 12, 2019

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    Family says EFCC wants to poison Jonathan’s cousin

Family says EFCC wants to poison Jonathan’s cousin

Faith Robert, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of plotting to poison Azibaola Robert, his brother who has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency since March.Robert said the agency was desperate to nail the former president through his brother, saying the only reason why Azibaola was still in [...]

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    Jonathan’s cousin: EFCC wants to keep me indefinitely

Jonathan’s cousin: EFCC wants to keep me indefinitely

Azibaola Robert, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has urged a federal high court in Lagos to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from issuing a remand warrant against him.He filed the suit on Wednesday through Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, his lawyer, challenging his unlawful detention.Robert is praying the court to stop the respondent from applying for a new [...]

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    EFCC: Dasuki paid $40m to Jonathan’s cousin

EFCC: Dasuki paid $40m to Jonathan’s cousin

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    Armsgate: Court dismises suit against Emefiele

Armsgate: Court dismises suit against Emefiele

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday quashed the suit against Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in relation to the arms purchase affair.John Tsoho, the presiding judge, dismissed the suit seeking the prosecution of the CBN governor following the decision of the plaintiff to withdraw it.The suit – filed by Ezenwa Ibegbunam on behalf of Achilike Anderson, Uchenna [...]

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    EFCC: We don’t know the whereabouts of Diezani’s son but we will get him

EFCC: We don’t know the whereabouts of Diezani’s son but we will get him

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun a hunt for Ugonna, son of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, in connection with money paid to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the buildup to the presidential election.According to the Punch, the EFCC is searching for Ugonna in connection with money, as he was allegedly the middleman between the ex-minister and [...]

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    Court jails ex-Kogi lawmaker for 154 years

Court jails ex-Kogi lawmaker for 154 years

A federal high court in Kogi state has convicted Gabriel Daudu, a former member of the Kogi state house of assembly and ex-caretaker chairman of Ogori/Magongo local government area of the state, for N1.4bn fraud.Daudu, who was first arraigned in April 2010, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 208-count charge bordering on money laundering [...]

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    Uboh, Lamorde’s accuser, jailed for 3 years

Uboh, Lamorde’s accuser, jailed for 3 years

George Uboh, the man who accused Ibrahim Lamorde, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of diverting proceeds of recovered assets, has been jailed.He was on Monday convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by S E Aladetoyinbo, justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja.Uboh was convicted for his role in converting the property [...]

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    Tarfa loses in court despite fielding 40 SANs

Tarfa loses in court despite fielding 40 SANs

Justice A A Akintoye of Lagos state high court sitting in Igbosere has dismissed an application filed before the court by Rickey Tarfa (SAN) challenging the jurisdiction of the court and seeking an order to quash the 27-count charge bordering on bribery.The judge ruled that the court had jurisdiction to entertain the charges, and turned down Tarfa's prayers for the [...]

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    EFCC sends ‘clearance letter’ to CCT, absolves chairman Umar of N10m bribe allegation

EFCC sends ‘clearance letter’ to CCT, absolves chairman Umar of N10m bribe allegation

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says its chairman, Danladi Umar, has been cleared of a N10m-bribe allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ibrahim Alhassan, spokesman of the tribunal, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.He said that the EFCC sent a letter to the tribunal on Wednesday clearing the CCT chairman of the allegation.“The Economic and Financial [...]

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    Ekweremadu ‘named’ anti-corruption ambassador

Ekweremadu ‘named’ anti-corruption ambassador

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday named Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, as its anti-corruption ambassador, according to his media aide.According to a statement signed by Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu’s media assistant, Suleiman Bakari, national assembly liaison officer, disclosed this when he led a team of the anti-graft agency on a courtesy visit to Ekweremadu.The statement quoted Bakari [...]

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    EFCC ‘uncovers 37,395 ghost workers’ in civil service

EFCC ‘uncovers 37,395 ghost workers’ in civil service

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has detected 37,395 ghost workers on the payroll of the federal civil service.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the commission, announced the figure at an anti-corruption sensitisation programme.Magu said apart from the widespread procurement frauds in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), the issue of ghost workers was a source of serious concern [...]

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    UK Telegraph: Buhari funding persecution of political enemies with ‘Boko Haram donor funds’

UK Telegraph: Buhari funding persecution of political enemies with ‘Boko Haram donor funds’

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of misappropriating hundreds of millions of pounds given to Nigeria to tackle insurgency.A report by the UK Telegraph accused the current administration of using Britain's anti-insurgency donation to fund a witch-hunt against opposition politicians.The report said Britain had committed to spending £860 million in foreign aid to Nigeria to support the efforts to crush [...]

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    Court restrains EFCC from arresting Kuku

Court restrains EFCC from arresting Kuku

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other security agencies from arresting Kingsley Kuku, former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, pending the determination of his appeal.Kuku had approached the court following the ruling of Okon Abang, a justice, that the respondents can arrest, probe and prosecute [...]

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    EFCC weeding out the bad eggs, says Magu

EFCC weeding out the bad eggs, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency is "restructuring its operations and weeding out the bad eggs".Magu, who stated this while speaking with members of the presidential advisory committee on corruption led by Itse Sagay in Abuja on Thursday, said the commission would get to the root of all major corruption cases, including the [...]

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    EFCC may arraign Kuku ‘in absentia’

EFCC may arraign Kuku ‘in absentia’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may arraign Kingsley Kuku, former special adviser on amnesty programme to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, at a federal capital territory (FCT) high court, in absentia.Responding to TheCable's inquiry on whether Kuku would be arraigned on Tuesday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said: “I think so”.And on whether he would be arraigned in absentia, he said: “Most likely”.Kuku [...]

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    Govt officials trained to combat money laundering

Govt officials trained to combat money laundering

The Inter-Governmental Action against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has commenced training of government officials on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.Speaking at the event in Abuja on Monday, Modibo Tukur, head of international operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who represented Ibrahim Magu, the commission’s acting chairman, said the political will of President Muhammadu was aiding [...]

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