• EFCC reveals how Jonathan’s aide diverted N2.8 billion meant for amnesty

    EFCC reveals how Jonathan’s aide diverted N2.8 billion meant for amnesty

    Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have revealed how N2.8billion meant for the training of ex-Niger Delta militants was withdrawn 35 times, allegedly on the orders of a former Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku.

    The funds were converted to dollars by six bureau de change and disbursed through two of Kuku’s two aides. Some of the funds were wired into the accounts of the brothers and associates of a former coordinator of the scheme, Dr. Kingsley Kuku […]

  • N450 billion unremitted funds discovered, 33 agencies in hot soup as EFCC begins probe

    N450 billion unremitted funds discovered, 33 agencies in hot soup as EFCC begins probe

    The Federal Government yesterday announced that it had discovered N450 billion unremitted funds to the Federation Accounts, following an audit of revenue-yielding agencies, and had subsequently called in the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate agencies for not remitting funds, as stipulated by law.

    Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, specifically accused 33 agencies of not remitting operating surpluses  from 2010 to 2015.

    She  said that government detected the non-remittance from an audit of the agencies, in compliance with the […]

  • Protesting youths march to EFCC office in Enugu over probe of Patience Jonathan

    Protesting youths march to EFCC office in Enugu over probe of Patience Jonathan

    Hundreds of Igbo youths carrying placards and banners have taken to the streets of Enugu, protesting the on-going probe of former Nigeria First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan by anti-graft bodies.

    The youths see the probe, which had culminated into the freezing of her (Mrs. Jonathan) account‎, as a calculated plot to humiliate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The protesters are currently heading to the Enugu office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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  • N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC to charge 100 electoral officials

    N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC to charge 100 electoral officials

    Indications emerged Tuesday night that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to charge over 100 electoral officials for allegedly receiving part of the $115m (N23bn) disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the countdown to the 2015 presidential election.

    It was gathered that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, would meet tomorrow (Thursday) in Abuja to clean the charges that […]

  • Obanikoro Returns N134m To EFCC, Promises To Repay N450m next year

    Obanikoro Returns N134m To EFCC, Promises To Repay N450m next year

    There are indications that a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Monday returned N30m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

     

     

    The latest refund brings the total amount of money he has returned to the EFCC to N134m.

    “Obanikoro came on Monday and presented a draft of about N30m. Initially we did not want to collect it because it is small compared to what he is supposed to have given us. However, the legal department advised us to […]

  • Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Justice Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 4, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, on bail.

    The erstwhile Minister had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since October 24, 2016 when he honoured the invitation of commission.

    The Court granted him bail with two sureties who must have landed property within the Abuja Municipality with Certificate of Occupancy.

    In granting the application for bail filed […]

  • Alleged N4.7bn Fraud: Obanikoro Agrees to Testify Against Gov. Fayose

    Alleged N4.7bn Fraud: Obanikoro Agrees to Testify Against Gov. Fayose

    Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has agreed to testify against Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and his aide, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in the case of N4.7billion fraud.

    Punch reports that a source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), disclosed that Obanikoro said this when he visited the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja.

    “Senator Obanikoro came to the EFCC office on Monday morning as part of investigations into the N4.7bn. Since he has confessed that he was the one who collected the […]

  • EFCC explains why Fayose’s seized assets cannot be released

    EFCC explains why Fayose’s seized assets cannot be released

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has given reasons why the six houses seized from Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose may never be returned to him.

    The EFCC said the houses – both in Lagos and Abuja – were seized via a court order issued on July 20 this year while it was investigating the governor in relation to various offences including diversion of public funds.

    It said it has, in the cause of investigating Fayose, found that the houses were […]

  • EFCC arraigns judge, SAN for alleged corruption, forgery

    EFCC arraigns judge, SAN for alleged corruption, forgery

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and a senior lawyer, Chief Godwin Obla (SAN) for alleged bribery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    The judge and the senior lawyer were arraigned on a 30-count charge before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.

    The charges were read to them after Justice Oshodi ordered them to move from the court gallery into the […]

  • Ondo polls: We’ll assist EFCC to probe Mimiko – APC

    Ondo polls: We’ll assist EFCC to probe Mimiko – APC

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has affirmed that it was ready to ‎work with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the tenure of the outgoing Governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko.

    The party described Saturday’s governorship election in the state, which its candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), won, as peaceful, free and fair.‎

    The Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, while speaking with Punch, lauded INEC for the prompt arrival and delivery of electoral materials to the polling units across […]

  • Nigerian clubs share 240 million Naira loot recovered by anti-graft EFCC

    Nigerian clubs share 240 million Naira loot recovered by anti-graft EFCC

    Top Nigerian clubs including Nembe City have been paid their share of 240 million Naira recovered by anti-graft agency EFCC from a television broadcast agent.

    The cash was paid into the Club Owners Association account.

    EFCC are set to recover another 100 million Naira from the TV broadcast agent as well as a former sponsor of the league.

    The clubs to benefit from this largesse will be those who featured in the now defunct Nigeria Premier League (NPL).

    It was also understood that some […]