• Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5 million bribe from SAN

    Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5 million bribe from SAN

    Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court is in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5m from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, it was learnt on Monday.

    Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told newsmen that the SAN had been invited to explain what the money was meant for.

    A detective in the EFCC said, “We have evidence that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia collected N5m from a senior advocate. We have invited him (the SAN) and he is supposed to appear this […]

  • I was not arrested by EFCC, didn’t give bribe to any judge – Banire

    I was not arrested by EFCC, didn’t give bribe to any judge – Banire

    According to reports, the Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Adeyemi Banire (SAN), has denied reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    So also did Banire deny the news that he offered N500,000 bribe to any judge.

    These facts were contained in a statement personally signed by Banire on Saturday.

    Banire said he went to the EFCC of his own accord after reading some news publications on the issue.

    He said in the statement: “My attention […]

  • Buhari won’t authorise anybody to bribe judges – Presidency

    Buhari won’t authorise anybody to bribe judges – Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency on Sunday broke its silence on the allegations of inducements raised by two of the judges arrested recently, saying President Muhammadu Buhari would never authorise anybody to induce a judge to pervert the course of justice.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

    It was the Presidency’s first official reaction to two of the embattled judges who claimed that the […]

  • EFCC summons eight SANs over bribe to judges

    EFCC summons eight SANs over bribe to judges

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is extending the war against corruption in the judicial arm to the bar.

    It has invited eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) for interrogation over alleged payments into judges’ accounts.

    This is coming three weeks after the Department of State Security (DSS) raided the homes of several judges, including two justices of the Supreme Court, and arrested them for alleged corruption.

    But the EFCC,after intercepting test messages, have now extended the scope […]

  • Our official didn’t ask Jimoh Ibrahim for bribe – INEC

    Our official didn’t ask Jimoh Ibrahim for bribe – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission has denied the allegation made by Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim that its official asked for $1m bribe before his name could be inserted as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    The commission in a statement by its National Commissioner in charge of Publicity, Mr. Adedeji Soyebi, in Abuja on Monday, said the Acting Director, Legal Services Mrs. Toyin Babalola did not ask for […]

  • Amaechi, Umana offered me bribe – Judge

    Amaechi, Umana offered me bribe – Judge

    One of the arrested Justices of the Supreme Court by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Justice John Iyang Okoro has written to the National Judicial Council (NJC) where he indicted former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2015 governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Umana for offering him bribe to get favourable judgment.

    Explaining the circumstances that led to his travails, Justice Okoro said at the time he wrote the report to […]

  • Judge rolls on the floor, begs DSS boss over N500million bribe

    Judge rolls on the floor, begs DSS boss over N500million bribe

    A Nigerian judge rolled on the floor, begged the Department of State Service (DSS) boss Mr. Lawan Daura when confronted with evidence that he got more than N500million bribe.

    The judge refused to unlock the safe in his house for DSS operatives to have access to its contents, a source told Newsmen.

    The DSS, which plans to take possession of the safe to uncover its contents, is said to have been questioning bank directors over links with some of the judges.

    The source […]

  • House of Reps Principal Officer collected bribe from Diezani‎ to protect her, says Jibrin

    House of Reps Principal Officer collected bribe from Diezani‎ to protect her, says Jibrin

    Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Thursday revealed why the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, consistently shunned and dared House of Representatives.

    Jibrin recalled how Alison-Madueke met with a senior member of the body of Principal Officers in House of Representatives at the Residence of a Lebanese in Aso Drive, Abuja to collect bribe in order to protect her in the House of Representatives.

    Jibrin, in a tweet on his Twitter handle, said: “Why did you […]

  • Jibrin alleges Reps took bribe from Diezani, sends 50 names to EFCC

    Jibrin alleges Reps took bribe from Diezani, sends 50 names to EFCC

    Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said he has forwarded names of 50 members involved in collection of fraudulent running cost allowance to the anti-graft agency.

    In a statement on Friday, he also alleged that the Principal Officers of the House collected bribe from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    He has also called on Nigerians and corporate organisations to shun future summon by the House until the leadership is ready to […]

  • SCANDALS: Chelsea legend one of three named in football corruption allegations

    SCANDALS: Chelsea legend one of three named in football corruption allegations

    QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is one of three people named in The Daily Telegraph’s latest investigations into corruption in football.

    The former Chelsea striker, who denies any wrongdoing, is caught on camera negotiating a £55,000 fee to act for a company in the Far East, which proposed the idea of selling players to QPR.

    When discussing the fee he would receive, Hasselbaink told the undercover reporter who had initially offered £35,000 – £40,000: ‘I think you have to do better than […]

  • EFCC arrests staff who collected N15million bribe from lawmaker

    EFCC arrests staff who collected N15million bribe from lawmaker

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday said it had arrested one of its operatives, Uzodinma Kingsley Agbazue, over alleged N15 million bribe.

    The Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.

    Uwujaren noted that the arrest was in line with EFCC’s determination to flush out corrupt operatives aimed at upholding its integrity.

    He stated that “in furtherance of its avowed commitment to uphold the integrity of its officers, EFCC has arrested […]