CORRUPTION

EFCC raids ex-NNPC GMD’s home, find $9.2m

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told a committee of the House of Representatives that $9.2 million and 750,000 pounds were recovered from a residence in Kaduna state. Although he did not ...

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Court orders Ozekhome to forfeit unexplained N75m in his account

Invoking a virtually unknown provision in the law that may affect millions of bank account owners, a federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of N75 million in the account of Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate ...

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N26m Money laundering charge: Fani-Kayode disowns lawyer, says no plans for settlement

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode who is facing a five-count charge for allegation of money laundering amounting to N26 million before before Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, has issued a statement, denying ...

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N26m money laundering charge: Fani Kayode seeks plea bargain

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday, asked the Federal High Court Abuja, to adjourn his case to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial. Counsel to Fani-Kayode, Mr Ameh Raji (SAN) who made the ...

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James Ibori set to return to Nigeria “in a matter of days”, signals political comeback

Former Delta state governor James Ibori, says he will return  to Nigeria in a matter of days, as he signalled a possible political comeback in the country. He told Reuters he would return within days to Nigeria. Recall that Ibori was released from ...

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You must be courageous, disciplined and hate corruption, Magu tells new EFCC staff

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has told the cadets who just joined the commission that they must hate corruption, as it is the mother of all crimes. Maintaining that every evil is rooted ...

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Oil Subsidy Scam: Guilty parties jailed 10 years, as judge orders restitution

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced Mrs Ada Ugo-Ngali, the Managing Director of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, to jail for 10 years for defrauding the Federal Government of N754 million in oil subsidy transactions. ...

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Senate stands by report indicting SGF, rejects Buhari’s clearance

The Senate says it stands by the report which indicted Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). An ad hoc committee of the senate investigating the humanitarian crisis in the north-east had accused Lawal of receiving N200 ...

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Court reaffirms Dasuki’s bail, orders FG to release him

An Abuja High Court has again reaffirmed the bail granted former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and five others in the arm deal trial involving $2.1 billion. Justice Baba Yusuf reaffirmed the bail on Mr. Dasuki on the ground that ...

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Diezani explains every allegation: says she made mistakes, but did not steal from Nigeria

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, says every human being makes mistakes, but that she has not stolen from Nigeria. The former minister accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of taking advantage of her silence, noting that ...

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