• Senator Na’Allah explains why senate has not confirmed Magu as EFCC boss

    Senator Na’Allah explains why senate has not confirmed Magu as EFCC boss

    Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Bala Na’Allah has given reasons why the senate deferred the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    According to Na’Allah, this was because most of the Senators were not available.

    Recall that the senate deferred the confirmation of Magu slated to hold yesterday.

    Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the Senate Leader disclosed that Magu’s confirmation was postponed to December 15.

    He disclosed that most of the lawmakers who travelled out […]

  • Finally, Senate ready to screen Magu as EFCC boss

    Finally, Senate ready to screen Magu as EFCC boss

    The Senate has announced that it will screen the acting chairman of the Economic amd Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, in its chambers today.

    The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, made the announcement as he presided over the plenary session on Wednesday, said the chamber would screen Magu, in a move that will set aside the controversy surrounding the EFCC boss.

    President Buhari had, in June this year, forwarded a request for Magu’s confirmation to the Senate but the matter had […]

  • EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

    EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

    A constitutional lawyer, Barr. Wahab Shittu, has called on the Senate, as a matter of urgency’ to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, within the next 48 hours.

    It would be recalled that the Presidency has written to the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Magu as chairman of the EFCC.

    President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Magu as the acting chairman EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on November 9, […]

  • EFCC secures 187 convictions in one year – Magu

    EFCC secures 187 convictions in one year – Magu

    It was gathered that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday said the anti-graft agency had secured 187 convictions in the last one year.

    Magu disclosed this at a one-day symposium on money laundering organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University (LASU) in Lagos.

    In a lecture, Magu reiterated his popular assertion that corruption is a crime against humanity, and renewed his call on all Nigerians to join the fight […]

  • Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs and help sustain the Buhari administration in curtailing impunity in governance.

    This was stated in a statement collectively signed by Debo Adeniran, Coalition Againts Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Lanre Suraju, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni, […]

  • Corruption not necessarily crime against humanity – Giwa Victor replies EFCC boss, Magu

    Corruption not necessarily crime against humanity – Giwa Victor replies EFCC boss, Magu

    National Coordinator and Advocate for People’s Justice, Giwa Victor, has maintained that corruption is not necessarily a crime against humanity.

    Featuring on Channel’s Television programme, he explained that for corruption to be described as a crime against humanity, there must be a specific identified crime.

    Giwa also berated the Department of State Services, DSS, over the recent raid of some judges’ homes across the country as part of its ongoing corrupt investigation.

    He said, “In some quarters, because of the effect on the […]

  • EFCC investigating those in Buhari government – Magu

    EFCC investigating those in Buhari government – Magu

    The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Tuesday that the EFCC was investigating some officers of the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Magu said this had become possible because the governing All Progressives Congress, under Buhari, had the political will to fight corruption in the country.

    Also, Magu said the President had given an order to investigate any Nigerian, no matter how highly-placed.

    The EFCC chairman said this when he paid a courtesy visit to […]

  • EFCC will go after more corrupt judges – Magu

    EFCC will go after more corrupt judges – Magu

    To sustain the campaign against corruption in the judiciary, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday it would continue to monitor all the judges and other judicial officers.

    The Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said that despite the controversies that trailed the arrest of some judges over alleged graft, the commission would not be deterred from prosecuting corrupt judicial officers.

    Magu who spoke in Kaduna yesterday when he paid an official visit to Textile Labour House to seek the support […]

  • Whoever EFCC arrests for corruption must be guilty, says Magu

    Whoever EFCC arrests for corruption must be guilty, says Magu

    It was gathered the acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has reaffirmed that the ongoing anti-corruption fight is not selective.

    Magu said before anyone is arrested, the Commission would have, after a thorough investigation, established that the individual is guilty.

    He stated this in Kaduna on Monday, October 24 while speaking on the sideline of the National Open Government Partnership retreat.

    “We don’t just arrest somebody who has no case to answer,” Magu said while urging Nigerians to see […]

  • Magu wants EFCC to keep percentage of recovered loots

    Magu wants EFCC to keep percentage of recovered loots

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged a review of Nigerian laws to enable anti-graft agencies in the country retain a percentage of the loot recovered to fund their operations.

    The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made the request at the national anti-corruption conference organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) and the National Assembly in Abuja.

    The conference which began Tuesday will end Wednesday.

    Magu said the review will be in line […]

  • Magu orders probe of EFCC officials for extorting South Africa-based pastor

    Magu orders probe of EFCC officials for extorting South Africa-based pastor

    According to report, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibarhim Magu, has ordered an investigation into the alleged harassment, illegal confiscation of property, unlawful detention and extortion of a South Africa-based Pastor, Obinna Ikenna Ezenwanne, and his family by some officials of the anti-graft agency.
Our correspondent gathered that Magu had already asked EFCC detectives to look into the involvement of two officials of the agency’s Procurement Fraud Section in its Ikoyi, Lagos office, concerning the alleged ill-treatment […]