• EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed a ban on solidarity visits to, and phone calls by suspects in the Commission’s detention facilities.

    It was learnt that the said ban on visits and phone calls was conveyed in a circular from the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

    Sources who confirmed the development, said it followed the recent visits of prominent personalities to former Director of Media, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign […]

  • EFCC ban phone calls, visits to high-profile detainees

    EFCC ban phone calls, visits to high-profile detainees

    Following the release of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has placed a ban on all visits.

    EFCC has also stopped all suspects and inmates from making phone calls to their lawyers, family members and loved ones.

    Sources told our correspondent on Saturday that the development may not be unconnected to number of solidarity visits to many of the politicians in custody, including Bala Mohammed and Femi […]

  • Boko Haram: Army hands over 348 cleared detainees to Governor Shettima

    Boko Haram: Army hands over 348 cleared detainees to Governor Shettima

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army has handed over 348 detainees to the Borno State Government after they had been cleared of belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists group.

    The Nigerian Army had earlier released 565 women comprising 366 breastfeeding babies, 149 mothers and 62 underaged children evacuated by the Nigerian Army from camps operated by Boko Haram insurgents in different parts of Borno State.

    Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, handed over the […]

  • Don’t swap Chibok girls with Boko Haram detainees – UK-based activist advises Buhari

    Don’t swap Chibok girls with Boko Haram detainees – UK-based activist advises Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by a United Kingdom based Nigerian activist, Philip Agbese, to overlook the offer to swap the abducted Chibok schoolgirls with Boko Haram prisoners, adding that there is every chance that Nigeria will be reintegrating nothing less than 300 terrorists into the society by giving in to such call.

    He added that such move will put the country in high security risk.

    Agbese said it would be wise to consider the damage the released detainees will do […]