US to seize $144m assets belonging to Diezani and allies


Court documents filed by the US Department of Justice in Houston have revealed that Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke tried to warn Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, her business partners against lavish spending, including splashing millions of dollars on ...

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NHIS Executive Secretary rejects suspension by health minister

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf has rejected the recent directive by the Minister of Health to go on three months suspension. Yusuf was on Friday ordered by the Minister of Health Prof. ...

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Corrupt people should be jailed in Sambisa – EFCC Chair

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), says a prison for corrupt persons should be established in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state. Magu made this known while speaking ...

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Reps sumomon ex-President Jonathan over Malabu oil scam

The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged diversion of $1 billion. The committee is investigating the alleged corruption, malpractices, breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) ...

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Court orders Nigerian FG to disclose names of suspected looters

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the federal government to “immediately release to Nigerians information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered, ...

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EFCC Docks NECO Director, Muhammadu Umar for N4m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 arraigned one Muhammadu Umar before Justice M. T. Salihu of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri on a 3-count charge of fraud to the tune of N4million. Umar, an ...

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Corruption is the cause of separatist agitations – EFCC Chair

The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has identified corruption as the root cause of separatist agitations and militancy in the country. Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Magu ...

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Kola Aluko’s N16 billion apartment to be auctioned

Nigerian energy businessman Kola Aluko, declared wanted by the EFCC, has been identified as the owner of Apartment 79, a penthouse apartment in One57, one of New York City’s most expensive residential buildings. However, the apartment would be sold to ...

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Saraki not bothered by FG’s appeal against CCT verdict

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence that the appeal against the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which acquitted him of an 18-count charge of false asset declaration, will end in futility. On Tuesday, the federal government filed ...

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Police how Nigerians use forged documents to apply for Italian visa

The special fraud unit (SFU) of the police has expressed concern over increasing number of Nigerians allegedly involved in using fake documents to seek Italian visa. In an interview with NAN, Lawal Audu, spokesman of the unit, said the Italian ...

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