Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Ibrahim Magu"

    Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, is still under investigation.Akpabio, who left office as governor of Akwa Ibom state in 2015, had been grilled on several occasions by the EFCC over allegations of fraud.Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer and activist, had petitioned the anti-graft agency, accusing [...]

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    Magu: No hiding place for defecting politicians

Magu: No hiding place for defecting politicians

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says politicians defecting from one party to another would not be shielded from prosecution by the anti-graft agency.There have been allegations that some politicians joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to prevent being prosecuted by the commission.But speaking during a parley with editors in Lagos on Wednesday, [...]

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    Harvest time at EFCC?

Harvest time at EFCC?

BY UCHE UGBOAJAHIf you are an avid social media follower, one of the sneering comments from those suspected to have been engaged to hound the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, a police commissioner, is one that portrays him as incapable of expressing himself. Although Magu would be the first to admit [...]

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    Magu: EFCC ready to assist banks on verge of collapse

Magu: EFCC ready to assist banks on verge of collapse

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says a number of Nigerian banks are on the brink of collapse due to huge debts owed by "unscrupulous customers".Magu spoke on Thursday at an interactive session with the Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria.In a statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Magu said [...]

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    Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has alleged that there is infighting between the nation's security and anti-graft agencies.He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is “at war” with the Department of State Services (DSS), and that there is "terrible confusion" at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking on Channels Television. President Muhammadu [...]

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    Magu: We recovered over N500bn in two years

Magu: We recovered over N500bn in two years

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency has secured 486 convictions and recovered over N500 billion in two and half years.Magu said this on Tuesday at the commissioning of new headquarters of EFCC in Abuja.According to him, the EFCC is also making giant strides in high profile cases including the conviction [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari counts fake dollars at new EFCC head office

PHOTOS: Buhari counts fake dollars at new EFCC head office

It's not every day that Nigerians get to see their president holding dollars.But this was the amusing scene at the new head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Tuesday.After inaugurating the building said to be worth N25 billion, President Muhammadu Buhari went on inspection.When he got to the exhibition stand, he was shown fake [...]

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    Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow

Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says there is no sacred cow in the anti-corruption war.He said Adbulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), are still [...]

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    Soyinka: Anti-corruption war won’t be won until some leaders pass through EFCC doors

Soyinka: Anti-corruption war won’t be won until some leaders pass through EFCC doors

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the struggle against corruption will not be won until some of the country's leaders pass through the doors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Soyinka said this on Monday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 8th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Abuja.The professor said the country had been [...]

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    Magu: N24bn EFCC complex could have been built for N120bn 

Magu: N24bn EFCC complex could have been built for N120bn 

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC), has defended the use of N24 billion in building a new headquarters.Speaking with journalists during a tour of the complex in Abuja, on Wednesday, Magu said contrary to insinuations that the money is too much, the value of the building could have been five times the amount used.He said the EFCC [...]

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    Police promote Magu

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police.Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police.In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted by the commission.He said the PSC approved [...]

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    Magu appears before reps panel

Magu appears before reps panel

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently appearing before the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee is investigating the alleged breach of public trust at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).They are also investigating the alleged illegal suspension of six officials of the agency by its governing board. [...]

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    Adeosun backtracks on ‘query’ to Magu

Adeosun backtracks on ‘query’ to Magu

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says there is no ulterior motive behind the letter she wrote to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter dated February 9,  Adeosun asked Magu to provide more information on recovered loot.She said there were conflicting figures on recovered funds."This is to notify you of the records of [...]

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    FG queries Magu, Keyamo over charges filed against CCT chairman

FG queries Magu, Keyamo over charges filed against CCT chairman

The federal government has queried Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Festus Keyamo, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), over the corruption charges filed against Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).On behalf of the EFCC, Keymao filed a two-count corruption charge against Umar at a federal high court in [...]

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    EXTRA: Cancer is caused by corruption, says Magu

EXTRA: Cancer is caused by corruption, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says cancer is caused by corruption.Magu said this on Thursday when he visited Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), at his office in Abuja.The acting EFCC chairman said every evil in society is caused by corruption."Corruption is the worst enemy of Nigeria. It is [...]

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    Reps accuse Malami, Magu of manipulating justice system

Reps accuse Malami, Magu of manipulating justice system

The house of representatives has accused Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) of manipulating the country's legal system.The resolution of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Yakubu Barde, minority whip.While moving the motion on the floor of the house on Thursday, Barde spoke about [...]

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