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    Another futile attempt to distract Magu’s anti-corruption crusade

Another futile attempt to distract Magu’s anti-corruption crusade

BY TIMOTHY BADMUS AFOLABI To say that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft crusade is bearing fruits and closing all apertures of corruption and sending chill shivers into the spine of corrupt elements across the country is an under-statement. It is therefore not surprising when these corrupt elements fight back and vow to destroy the captain of the anti-corruption crusade, Ibrahim Magu, the acting [...]

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    EFCC: Corrupt politicians are blackmailing Magu

EFCC: Corrupt politicians are blackmailing Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has commenced investigations of platforms being used to promote derogatory campaign against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency. In a statement on Wednesday, Dele Oyewale, EFCC head of media and publicity, said such campaigns are being done by “overseas-based,  politically-exposed and disgraced elements” who are being investigated for “unnerving acts of [...]

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    ‘Allegation against Magu baseless’ — EFCC tackles US lawmaker over Abacha loot

‘Allegation against Magu baseless’ — EFCC tackles US lawmaker over Abacha loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says allegations levelled against Ibrahim Magu, its chairman, by Charles Grassley, a US lawmaker, are baseless. In a letter dated April 1, 2020, Grassley, a US republican senator and chairman of senate committee on finance, accussed the EFCC of persecuting members of the opposition party. The letter, addressed to Deborah Connor, the chief money laundering [...]

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    FBI honours Magu for helping US arrest ‘167 fraudsters’ in Nigeria

FBI honours Magu for helping US arrest ‘167 fraudsters’ in Nigeria

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received a plaque from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). According to Tony Orilade, EFCC's spokesman, the plaque was presented to Magu on Tuesday. Orilade said Magu received the award for his "unique role" in the joint field operation with the FBI code-named, “Operation Rewired” aimed at tackling the [...]

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    EXTRA: Adoke asks Buhari to send Magu’s name to senate for confirmation

EXTRA: Adoke asks Buhari to send Magu’s name to senate for confirmation

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, says President Muhammadu Buhari should “immediately” send the name of Ibrahim Magu to the senate to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In what may be described as an ironic twist because Adoke is currently being tried by the EFCC over allegations related to the [...]

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    EFCC, your fight against corruption should start with your Twitter handle 

EFCC, your fight against corruption should start with your Twitter handle 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is as flawed as Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, who has revised the agency to a personality cult. The foibles and defects of Magu are no longer distinguishable from the character of this once illustrious institution. Where Magu falters, the EFCC stumbles. No doubt, a scathing detraction to professionalism in Nigeria is the customisation [...]

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    Magu: Why corruption is worse than coronavirus

Magu: Why corruption is worse than coronavirus

The EFCC on its part is currently developing its  ‘Statement of Strategy for 2020 to 2025 in line with the 5 pillars of National Anti Corruption Strategy. This was preceded by an earlier strategic plan which was successfully   implemented. Based on your commitment to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, you approved the recruitment of additional workforce for the Commission to [...]

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    Magu: Diezani stole not less than $2.5bn… she must be extradited

Magu: Diezani stole not less than $2.5bn… she must be extradited

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has again asked the United Kingdom to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. The anti-graft agency has filed charges of alleged money laundering against the former minister who left the country for the UK shortly before the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. The EFCC started a [...]

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    Magu: I don’t know why UK is protecting Diezani

Magu: I don’t know why UK is protecting Diezani

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, is being protected in the UK. The ex-minister had relocated to London shortly before former President Goodluck Jonathan handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Later that year, Alison-Madueke was grilled at the Charing Cross Police Station in London. The former minister [...]

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    Adoke: How a desperate EFCC framed me up over Malabu

Adoke: How a desperate EFCC framed me up over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) desperately manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction. The senior advocate is expected to be charged to court any moment from now by the anti-graft agency for allegedly collecting N300 million bribe in 2013 -- two years after the [...]

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    Magu: We’ll soon extradite 18 high-profile looters

Magu: We’ll soon extradite 18 high-profile looters

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says "18 high-profile looters" outside the country will be extradited in the fight against corruption. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, on Tuesday, Magu said the fight against corruption has just started. The anti-graft czar, who did not disclose the identities of the "high-profile looters", said the agency will [...]

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    Court: Buhari has ‘the yam and the knife’ to keep Magu as acting EFCC chairman

Court: Buhari has ‘the yam and the knife’ to keep Magu as acting EFCC chairman

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed suits seeking the removal of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, delivered the judgment on Wednesday. Magu was appointed in November 2015 after the sack of Ibrahim Lamorde. The suits were challenging Magu's status as acting EFCC chairman, despite the non-confirmation of his appointment [...]

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    Magu: Nigeria, South Africa planning MoU on repatriating stolen assets

Magu: Nigeria, South Africa planning MoU on repatriating stolen assets

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Nigeria and South Africa are making plans to reach an agreement on assets recovery and repatriation. Magu was speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-week capacity-building and mentorship programme for 10 officials of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) at the EFCC Academy in Abuja. Under the agreement, assets [...]

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    Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says any request that comes from President Muhammadu Buhari will make the country a better place. Lawan said this on Thursday when he received Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), at his office in Abuja. Sagay had appealed to the senate president to ensure that Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and [...]

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    Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Sagay: Only beneficiaries of corruption question Buhari’s anti-graft war

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says only the beneficiaries of corruption question the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sagay said this on Wednesday in Abuja when he led members of the committee on a visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). NAN reports that PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari [...]

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    ‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), snubbed a question on the petition against Bola Tinubu over alleged cash-laden bullion vans linked to him. Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In February, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence in Lagos on the eve [...]

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