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    Patience Jonathan can only get justice abroad, says Niger Delta group

Patience Jonathan can only get justice abroad, says Niger Delta group

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), a splinter group of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), says it has “sufficient” evidence that Patience Jonathan cannot obtain justice in Nigeria.Cynthia Whyte, spokesperson of the group, said this in a statement issued on Friday.The statement said if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) refused to act at the end of the 14 [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: For going after my money, EFCC is a big thief

Patience Jonathan: For going after my money, EFCC is a big thief

Patience Jonathan, former first lady, has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as "a big thief" for freezing her accounts with Skye Bank containing more than $15million in all.Mrs. Jonathan is the subject of an EFCC investigation regarding the source of the money but she has continued maintaining her innocence — even though the four individuals representing the companies [...]

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    I refuse to be intimidated, NBA president tells Magu

I refuse to be intimidated, NBA president tells Magu

Abubakar Mahmoud, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says he will not allow Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to intimidate him.Reacting to a statement issued by the agency in response to his inaugural address at the NBA conference in Port Harcourt, the lawyer said Magu fell short of the standards expected of a public [...]

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    Why hasn’t Dogara been probed, group asks EFCC

Why hasn’t Dogara been probed, group asks EFCC

Conscience Nigeria, a civil society group, has demanded an explanation on why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not probed Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the house of representatives over the allegations of budget padding.The group said this in a petition addressed to Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the commission.Tosin Adeyanju, executive director of Conscience Nigeria, submitted [...]

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    EFCC bars journalists from premises

EFCC bars journalists from premises

The Economic and Financial ‎Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday barred journalists from its facility.Journalists were at the ‎at the EFCC headquarters to follow up on the petition by Abdulmumin Jibrin against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and 11 others.‎Jibrin arrived at the EFCC office to meet with Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the commission, over the "budget padding" [...]

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    Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency will soon go after senior lawyers who aid and abet financial and economic crimes. He said this at the opening of a one-day workshop organised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACC) at the Rockview hotel [...]

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    Magu: Those close to me using my name to dupe people

Magu: Those close to me using my name to dupe people

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), says some of his associates are using his name to dupe unsuspecting people.He said this on Thursday, in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman.The EFCC chairman had come under scrutiny following allegations of bribery against him.Umar Mohammed, a retired air force chief, who is reportedly being investigated by [...]

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    There is corruption in IDP camps, says Magu

There is corruption in IDP camps, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has vowed to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the use of the resources meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.He made the declaration on Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, while speaking at the newly reopened zonal office of the commission.The EFCC boss [...]

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    Magu: Anyone invited by EFCC cannot come out clean

Magu: Anyone invited by EFCC cannot come out clean

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says there is no one who would "come out clean" after honouring the invitation of the anti-graft agency.Speaking on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television, Magu said the commission carries out thorough findings before inviting suspects.He denied the allegation that the EFCC had turned into a tool for [...]

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    Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has not disobeyed any court order.Magu was reacting to reports that he had been slammed with a contempt charge over his refusal to obey a court order releasing Wolfgang Reinl, an Austrian businessman, in the custody of the anti-graft agency.“The attention of the Economic and Financial [...]

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    Magu slammed with contempt charge

Magu slammed with contempt charge

A contempt charge has been filed against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), at an Abuja high court over his alleged disobedience of court order.The contempt charge contained on form 49 of the Abuja high court is asking Magu to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.The contempt charge followed the refusal of [...]

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    Anti-graft war takes Buhari, Magu to London

Anti-graft war takes Buhari, Magu to London

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London to participate in the international anti-corruption summit, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has said.According to him, the president’s delegation to the summit will include Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.“As an internationally recognised leader in the global fight [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Magu asks journalists to monitor EFCC

Magu asks journalists to monitor EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has appealed to journalists to monitor the activities of the EFCC with a view to providing useful suggestions on how to correct its mistakes and shortcomings.Magu said this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the NUJ Press Centre in Kano.He also solicited the support of journalists [...]

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