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    ICPC arrests SIP officials for ‘diverting’ N68m meant for school feeding in Kogi

ICPC arrests SIP officials for ‘diverting’ N68m meant for school feeding in Kogi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it arrested two officials of the national social investment programme (N-SIP) in Kogi state over alleged N68 million fraud.The suspects are Khadijat Karibo, the state programme manager for the national home-grown school feeding programme, and Adoga Ibrahim, a former focal person for the programme in the state.In a statement, Rasheedat [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Fake’ native doctor remanded in prison

EXTRA: ‘Fake’ native doctor remanded in prison

The federal high court in Ibadan, Oyo state, has remanded a "fake" native doctor in prison and ordered forfeiture of his properties.Fatai Alli, the fake native doctor, was remanded alongside two others, Adigun Olusegun and Olufemi Kolawole, on Tuesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the accused persons were arraigned on criminal charges bordering on conspiracy, money laundering and [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Maurice Iwu over ‘N1.23bn fraud’

EFCC re-arraigns Maurice Iwu over ‘N1.23bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over allegation of N1.2 billion fraud.Iwu pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge before Nicholas Oweibo, judge of the federal high court in Lagos, on Thursday.The anti-graft agency had earlier arraigned the former INEC chairman before Chuka Obiozor, also [...]

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    ‘The sweat of people you cheat won’t let you rest’ — Glory Osei accused of fraud, maltreatment

‘The sweat of people you cheat won’t let you rest’ — Glory Osei accused of fraud, maltreatment

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    ‘No ongoing recruitment and replacement’ — FRSC warns of online fraudsters

‘No ongoing recruitment and replacement’ — FRSC warns of online fraudsters

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says there is no ongoing recruitment or replacement in the agency, thereby urging the public to beware of fraudsters.In a statement on Wednesday, Bisi Kazeem, corps public education officer, said the links circulated online are from people seeking to extort members of the public.The corps officer said the public will be duly informed when [...]

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    Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, who is better known as Invictus Obi, has been remanded in a US prison until February 2020 over an alleged $11 million fraud.He pleaded not guilty to a two-count-charge of internet fraud when his case came up for hearing at a court in Virginia on Monday.The entrepreneur who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of [...]

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    Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had, at a point, considered negotiating with Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), despite doubts about the contract's authenticity.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Malami said the case was supposed to have been appealed by lawyers engaged by the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration but they didn't.The attorney general [...]

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    EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has dared anyone with evidence of corruption against him to present it.Yari gave the challenge when leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state visited him at his  in Talata Mafara residence in Zamfara on Sunday.The former governor said while in office, his business was to spend money and that it [...]

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    You must shun cyber crime and robbery, NYSC DG tells corps members

You must shun cyber crime and robbery, NYSC DG tells corps members

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    ICPC: We rescued 14 women from house of civil servant involved in N1.7bn fraud

ICPC: We rescued 14 women from house of civil servant involved in N1.7bn fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has freed 14 females being held hostage in a house belonging to Iliasu Abdul-Rauf (pictured), national coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society.The commission said the hostages were freed when its operatives raided the house as part of an investigation into alleged fraud involving the [...]

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    EFCC on FBI list: We arrested 28, recovered N486m

EFCC on FBI list: We arrested 28, recovered N486m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it arrested 28 persons and recovered N486 million in connection with the online scam being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the EFCC, said collaboration between the commission and the FBI led to the recovery of the funds.The FBI [...]

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    Ihedioha’s aide: FBI suspect was appointed when he had no fraud case

Ihedioha’s aide: FBI suspect was appointed when he had no fraud case

Izuchukwu Akwarandu, media aide to Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says the appointment of Chika Odionyenma as a member of the committee for the governor's inauguration was made when he had no fraud case.Odionyenma is one of the persons on FBI 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, which was released on Thursday.The persons listed by the security agency are [...]

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    Global firm under fire for accusing Nigerians of fraud

Global firm under fire for accusing Nigerians of fraud

Nigerians have come down hard on Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of  Dynamics Intelligence, for giving the impression that some of his employees in the country are fraudsters.On Thursday, Bourgeois announced that the company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, had halted its operations in Africa's most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors.Announcing the development on [...]

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    ‘You risk extradition’ — FG asks Nigerians indicted by FBI to surrender

‘You risk extradition’ — FG asks Nigerians indicted by FBI to surrender

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has asked citizens indicted in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) probe to voluntarily turn themselves in or risk being extradited to the US.TheCable had reported how the FBI listed at least 77 Nigerians in what it described as one of the largest fraud cases in US history.Nick Hanna, a US attorney, had said investigations [...]

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    Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Dynamics Intelligence, a global company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, has shut operations in Africa's most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors.Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of the company, made the announcement via his LinkedIn account on Thursday.But some Nigerians also accused Bourgeois's company of perpetrating illegalities.Below is how one Admola Tayo, a Facebook [...]

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    ‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist

‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist

The United States district court for the eastern district of Virginia on August 7 granted Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, permission to see a dentist.Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur popularly known as Invictus Obi, is being held by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over an $11 million advanced internet scam traced to him.He was arrested on August 6 in the [...]

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