• EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria’s south-south zone has begun investigating some individuals in the area, including former governors.

    The anti-graft agency says they are being investigated in matters of fraud and money laundering.

    The South-south Zonal Head of the EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, made the disclosure to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

    He said those found wanting after the investigation would be charged appropriately.

    Mr Salihu revealed that at least 50% of the […]

  • Anti-graft war: President Buhari moves against ex-governors

    Anti-graft war: President Buhari moves against ex-governors

    President Muhammadu Buhari is working to recover N57.2 billion from five serving senators just as the President is facing intense pressure to turn off searchlight on chieftains of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) facing corruption cases, his biographer, Prof. John Paden has said.

    The amount to be recovered from each senator was also listed in the book.

    The book, Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria, written by Paden, equally revealed that the administration’s ongoing investigation of alleged dubious […]

  • CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    Worried by the suspicion that some loans running into trillions of naira ‎given out to some banks by the past governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were not remitted to the federal treasury, a Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has threatened to apply for an order of Mandamus to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into it for possible prosecution of anybody found culpable.

    According to Falana, who spoke Sunday at the dinner […]

  • FG may file fraud charges against ex-governors in October

    FG may file fraud charges against ex-governors in October

    It was gathered that the Federal Government, through its newly set up National Prosecution Coordination Committee, may start filing fraud charges against some former governors before the end of October, it was learnt on Sunday.

    It was learnt that the NAPCC and some of the special teams of prosecutors, pooled together by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, had commenced the review of the corruption cases involving some of the former governors and politically-exposed […]

  • Ex-Governors in Senate should not be paid; Buhari must probe Buratai – Femi Falana

    Ex-Governors in Senate should not be paid; Buhari must probe Buratai – Femi Falana

    Rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has called for stoppage of salaries and allowances to former governors who are now senators.

    Falana hinged his call on the fact that former governors, are already on life pension in their respective states.

    In a lecture he delivered yesterday as the investiture of Mr. Dele Ojogbede as President of Rotary Club, Ikoyi in Lagos, Falana also commented on the allegations of corruption against the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Tukur Buratai, Internal Affairs […]

  • Wahala!!! EFCC arrests ex-governors

    Wahala!!! EFCC arrests ex-governors

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken the former governors of Imo and Adamawa States, Ikedi Ohakim and Murtala Nyako into custody.

    Nyako’s son, Abdulazeez was also arrested by EFCC operatives on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

    This was revealed via a statement released on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, by the anti-graft body on Facebook.

    It reads:

    “The former governors of Imo and Adamawa States Ikedi Ohakim and Murtala Nyako are likely to be arraigned today Wednesday 8/7/15 by the EFCC before a […]