• Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption has inspected 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from various government officials after the winding down of the activities of the defunct Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P) by the current administration.

    The inspection formed part of the visit by members of the committee to ICPC on oversight duties.

    Speaking, while conducting the members round the seized vehicles, the ICPC Chairman, Mr […]

  • ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    In line with the anti-corruption stance of the Federal Government, the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into the management of appropriated funds at the Local Government level in Akwa Ibom State.

    Following a petition to the anti-graft agency by political stakeholders and civil society groups in Esit Eket Local Government Area of the State, it was gathered the tenure of Deacon Ibanga Etang, who chaired the Council between 2011 and 2015.

    The petitioners drawn from […]

  • ICPC grills UNIABUJA bursar, academic officer over TETFUND disbursement

    ICPC grills UNIABUJA bursar, academic officer over TETFUND disbursement

    According to reports, the Bursar of University of Abuja and the Academic and Physical Planning Officers of the institution were yesterday grilled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over the utilisation of Tertiary Education Fund, TETFUND, intervention assisted projects since 2009.

    The University has been under investigation by different anti-graft agencies over alleged violation of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000.

    It was gathered that the White Paper on the Special Investigation Committee set […]

  • Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Following Justice Inyang Okoro’s bribery allegation against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the then All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state, Umana Umana, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, to probe the allegation.

    Justice Okoro, one of the judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, had accused Amaechi and Umana of approaching him with the aim of influencing court decisions […]

  • Confusion over alleged sacking of ICPC boss

    Confusion over alleged sacking of ICPC boss

    There was confusion yesterday over the alleged sacking of the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta.

    Nta was reportedly sent on compulsory leave on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, as a prelude to removing him from office.

    But it was learnt that Nta cannot be removed from office without recourse to the Senate. Nta who was appointed to chair the anti-corruption agency in acting capacity in 2011, was later confirmed by the Senate […]

  • Corruption: Aremu seeks special powers for EFCC, ICPC

    Corruption: Aremu seeks special powers for EFCC, ICPC

    According to reports, the Vice President of the Industrial Global Union, Issa Aremu, has advocated special powers for anti-graft agencies to question the sources of wealth of people living above their means in the country.

    Aremu made the call when he received Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in Kaduna.

    The EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies such as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, he said, should be legally empowered to invite anyone living […]

  • Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    The High Court of Abia State has sentenced the traditional ruler of Ipupe community in Ubalaka, Umuahia South local council, Eze Bob Ubiaru, to two years in prison for embezzlement of funds.

    Spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa said in a statement yesterday that the money was meant for the compensation of his community for the installation of public power infrastructure on their sacred land.

    The traditional ruler was arraigned alongside the Secretary […]

  • ICPC arraigns suspected syndicate leader of certificate forgers

    ICPC arraigns suspected syndicate leader of certificate forgers

    It was gathered that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) said yesterday, it has arraigned an alleged leader of certificate forgery syndicate.

    The accused, Owoyele Kolawole was arraigned before Justice S.A. Adepoju of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for alleged forgery and possession of blank Senior School Certificates.

    Spokesperson of the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement that the commission had received a petition from the Federal Ministry of Education regarding growing cases, whereby […]

  • N17.2bn loan: NERFUND to drag clients to ICPC, EFCC

    N17.2bn loan: NERFUND to drag clients to ICPC, EFCC

    National Economic Reconstruction Fund, NERFUND, is considering enlisting the services of the anti-graft agencies -Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, in the recovery of the over N17.2bn non-performing loan.

    About 1,143 projects, mainly in SMEs and micro categories funded between 2010 and 2013, are said to have been involved in the N17.2bn loan portfolio.

    Acting Managing Director of the development finance institution, Dr. Ezekiel Oseni, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday after a meeting with […]

  • Court gives EFCC, ICPC seven days to reply Fayose’s suit

    Court gives EFCC, ICPC seven days to reply Fayose’s suit

    An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to respond to a motion seeking to stop the probe into the finances of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s administration.

    Other defendants in the suit include the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Department of State Services and five banks doing business with state government and the managers of those banks.

    The motion was filed by […]

  • AGF directs EFCC, ICPC, DSS, Police on cases involving Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

    AGF directs EFCC, ICPC, DSS, Police on cases involving Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

    The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Department of State Services (DSS) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to forward list of high profile cases they are currently handling to National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC).

    The prosecutorial agencies are currently prosecuting high profile cases, including the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, […]