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    Magu suspended as acting EFCC chairman

Magu suspended as acting EFCC chairman

Ibrahim Magu has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), TheCable understands. He appeared before a panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him on Monday. The panel is led by Ayo Salami, retired president of the appeal court. There is yet no official statement to announce the suspension, but TheCable was informed [...]

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    Presidential committee: Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami

Presidential committee: Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) says Ibrahim Magu is a victim of power play in the presidency. TheCable had reported how the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was whisked away by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) operatives and officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) on Monday and [...]

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    EFCC’s Magu ‘arrested’: When the hunter becomes the bush meat 

EFCC’s Magu ‘arrested’: When the hunter becomes the bush meat 

‘’It has been long coming. Expect things to be done differently from now on,’’ a source in the thick of things told me regarding the ‘’arrest’’ of Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, by security operatives. Magu’s fall – even though delayed – preceded him. He walked on molten magma. He had chalked up lots of professional liabilities before he became the [...]

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    EFCC’s Magu and allegations of ‘mago mago’

EFCC’s Magu and allegations of ‘mago mago’

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), escaped the axe by the gators last week. He was nearly fired. The EFCC chief’s nearly five-year incumbency has been a wild play of intrigues, distraction and confusion. I recall in 2016 when the senate declined to confirm his appointment, citing a DSS report which was damnatory in complexion. [...]

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    Magu: We’ve recovered over N980bn, private jets, oil vessels

Magu: We’ve recovered over N980bn, private jets, oil vessels

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency has recovered assets in excess of N980 billion. Speaking on Thursday during a media briefing to mark the 2020 Democracy Day in Abuja, Magu said non-monetary assets recovered by the anti-corruption agency include estates, private jets and oil vessels. The EFCC chief also said the commission has [...]

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    Arewa House inducts Magu into ‘Buhari integrity hall of fame’

Arewa House inducts Magu into ‘Buhari integrity hall of fame’

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been inducted into the President Muhammadu Buhari Integrity Hall of Fame. The recognition was conferred on the anti-graft boss on Wednesday at the commission's headquarters in Abuja by the Centre for Documentation and Research of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), popularly called Arewa House. According to a statement by [...]

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    ‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to be cautious of making donations for the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Orilade, acting spokesperson of the commission, said Magu warned the public against fake charities springing up to offer guidelines on donations to the government and citizens. Magu also asked the public [...]

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    EFCC arrests three suspects ‘who impersonated Magu’

EFCC arrests three suspects ‘who impersonated Magu’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested three suspects who impersonated Ibrahim Magu, its chairman. In a statement on Monday, Tony Orilade, the commission's spokesman, said the suspects also impersonated senior officials of the commission in carrying out their fraudulent activities. Orilade said one of the victims, who had forged the commission's identity card, duped his victim to [...]

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    EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he is strongly convinced that corruption is the cause of coronavirus. Magu said this at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December. The [...]

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    Magu: We’ll auction Diezani’s $40m jewellery at actual price

Magu: We’ll auction Diezani’s $40m jewellery at actual price

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, will be auctioned by its actual value. Magu disclosed this on Thursday while briefing stakeholders on the crusade against cybercrime and fraudsters. In September, a federal high court in Lagos ordered the [...]

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    Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency has begun investigations into the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) gas processing deal. A British court had given P&ID the go-ahead to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion because Nigeria did not meet its end of the bargain. Speaking on Friday while hosting a delegation from the [...]

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    Magu: How can I get Diezani when she is being protected by forces abroad?

Magu: How can I get Diezani when she is being protected by forces abroad?

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has spoken on the challenges of the commission in arresting Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. Reacting to the court order that the EFCC and other security agencies should produce Alison-Madueke with 72 hours, Magu said it would have been an easy task if she was not outside [...]

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    In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

In all we do, we are guided by the fear of God, says EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency is guided by the fear of God in its operations. Magu said this at an interactive session with stakeholders in Ibadan on Monday. He said the agency has prosecuted all corruption cases, no matter how highly placed the suspect is, while it has secured at least 150 convictions [...]

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    ‘A dent on our democracy’ — Nigerians hit Magu for donning Buhari’s reelection lapel

‘A dent on our democracy’ — Nigerians hit Magu for donning Buhari’s reelection lapel

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their reservations over a campaign lapel of President Muammadu Buhai donned by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Magu had the lapel on him when he appeared on a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday. Reacting to Magu's action, a Twitter user @OlaniranMichae8, described the anti-graft czar as the "first [...]

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    Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, said the state government took a cue from the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and employed a "junior Magu" to help fight corruption in the state. In June 2105, Ganduje appointed Muhuyi Rimingado as executive chairman of the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Ganduje said Kano has been [...]

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    Magu: Senate rejected me because I’m doing my job well

Magu: Senate rejected me because I’m doing my job well

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the refusal of the senate to confirm him is an indication that he is carrying out his duties judiciously. On two occasions, the senate refused to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman of the commission, citing a report of the Department of State Services (DSS) which indicted him. Speaking on Question Time, [...]

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