Monthly Archives: May 2016

President seeks speedy passage of anti-money laundering bill

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised that his administration would continue to respect the principle of separation of power as enshrined in the constitution. Buhari also...

EFCC recovers N900m from Jonathan’s kinsman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N900m from Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. A reliable...

Falana, Rewane, others react as Buhari fails to name looters

Some legal practitioners and economists have expressed support for the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil the names of looters and the amount of...

We’re not holding Jonathan’s cousin illegally –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied reports that an FCT High Court accused the EFCC of illegally holding Mr. Robert Azibaola, a...

Buhari Should Sack Fashola, Others—CACOL

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to change members of his cabinet who are mediocre, insensitive and inactive, especially...

N23bn Diezani bribe: 11 INEC officials admit receiving N120m

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke Eleven officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who supervised the 2015 general elections in Gombe State...

WE ARE NOT HOLDING JONATHAN’S COUSIN ILLEGALLY – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied reports that an FCT High Court accused the EFCC of illegally holding Mr. Robert Azibaola, a...

“MY VILLAGE, MY BEST HOLIDAY SPOT” …Social Activist, Debo Adeniran

Debo Adeniran, a consultant educationalist was the pioneer secretary-general, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights. He was the first general secretary, Gani Fawehinmi...

ANYONE INVITED BY EFCC CAN’T COME OUT CLEAN, SAYS MAGU

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday said there is no one who would “come out clean” after...

Tell me if I should change ministers – Buhari Seeks Nigerians Advice

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that Nigerians should pass a verdict on the performance of his appointed officials during the administration’s first year in...

We can’t guarantee full budget implementation —Finance minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said on Thursday that there was no guarantee that the Federal Government would implement the 2016 budget...

Take Your N400m, Let Our Son Go, Metuh’s Family Begs FG

The family of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is on trial for alleged criminal breach of trust and...

Omatseye’s conviction, proof anti-corruption war’s working – CACOL

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has described Friday’s conviction and sentence of Mr. Raymond Omatseye, a former Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety...

ALLEGED CORRUPTION CRIMINALS UNDER PROSECUTION AND THEIR CLAIMS TO ILL HEALTH; JUSTICE MUST TAKE...

As the anti-corruption war rages on, the ‘guilty’ are indeed getting afraid and has been groping for any means to escape the inevitable –...

EFCC TAKES ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN TO MAJOR STREETS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Enugu zonal office, on Thursday took its anti-corruption crusade to major streets of Enugu as part of activities marking...

EFCC re-arraigns Ajudua for $8.4m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday re-arraigned an alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua, for an alleged fraud of $8.4m.   Ajudua was accused of...

I will fulfill my promise of better Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reassured Nigerians that he remained committed to fulfilling his electoral promise of making Nigeria a better place for all. Buhari...

BREAKING: Senate summons Adeosun, Emefiele over state of economy

The Senate on Wednesday, summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor,  Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to appear...

BREAKING: Court dismisses Metuh’s application to travel abroad for treatment

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the application filed by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, asking for...

EFCC declares Omisore wanted over N700m Dasuki contract

A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a...

Heavy Knocks For Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War

As President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption continues, anti-graft agencies struggle to convince Nigerians that it is not selective, Gbenor Adeoye writes. ICPC Chairman, Mr....

CACOL COMMENDS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHAR AND EFCC AS THE ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR ACHIEVES ITS FIRST...

The Executive Chairman of the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, Mr, Debo Adeniran has congratulated the Federal Government, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,...

BREAKING: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five...

N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC investigates Uduaghan, Ndudi Elumelu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigations into the roles of  the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and a...

EFCC has released the list of the first batch of fuel subsidy suspects to...

There are seven companies and 12 individuals…and they are: The companies: Nasaman Oil Services, Eternal Oil and Gas Plc, Ontario Oil & Gas Plc, Nadabo...

Saraki failed to declare N375m London property – Witness

Senate President, Bukola Saraki The first prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Mr. Michael Wetkas, told the Code...

EFCC seizes Fani-Kayode’s passport, detains ex-gov Yero

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized the passport belonging to a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, The PUNCH has learnt. The...

INVESTIGATE GOVS’ FINANCES, GROUPS ADVISE EFCC

e Lagos-based Civil Society Organisations, One Voice and the Independent Alliance Project, have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to focus on the financial...

FG replies Falana on ‘recover $200bn looted funds advice’

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said she is attending to the advice by human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), asking...

UK READY TO RETURN LOOTED FUNDS, SAYS AGF

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, said on Sunday that the government of the United Kingdom had shown its...

We’re probing Aregbesola over alleged LG funds diversion – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may have started investigation into the allegation of diversion of local government funds levelled against the administration of Governor...

Fuel price hike: FG has not removed subsidy, says VP Osinabjo

Nwabughiogu Contrary to popular knowledge that the federal government has expunged oil subsidy from the Nigerian oil and gas system, Vice President, Yemi Osinabjo...

IMPUNITY: ‘I Owe You No Explanation On How Gov’t Money Is Spent’ – Lai...

A whistleblower leaked an official letter written on behalf of Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed to to the National Broadcasting Commission...

N13m loan: Ministry probes Lai Mohammed’s memo leakage The Ministry of Information and Culture has launched an inquest into how a memo from the ministry...

The anti-corruption blow back In London

Barely 24 hours to the celebrated Anti-Corruption Summit in London, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and convener of the event, in a moment...

The anti-corruption blow back In London Barely 24 hours to the celebrated Anti-Corruption Summit in London, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and convener of...

Ex-finance minister Yuguda detained for collecting N450m Diezani bribe

Former Minister of Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Minister of Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, over his...

Buhari agrees with Cameron that Nigeria is ‘fantastically corrupt’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday agreed with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, that Nigeria “is a fantastically corrupt” country. Buhari spoke briefly with Sky...

I changed N7.8bn to dollars for Badeh – NAF cashier

A cashier at the Nigerian Air Force headquarters, Emmanuel Abu, on Wednesday narrated to a Federal High Court in Abuja, the role he played...

TMG SAYS BRITAIN NOT SINCERE WITH GLOBAL ANTI-GRAFT WAR

THE following the comment of the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’, a coalition of over 400 civil rights organisations,...
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