• Obla sues EFCC for N1bn over unlawful detention

    Obla sues EFCC for N1bn over unlawful detention

    Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, has filed a N1 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Obla was detained by the EFCC for allegedly offering a N5 million gratification to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia.

    In the suit, Obla is asking the court to declare that his detention beyond 24 hours was unlawful and has also urged Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, before whom he filed the suit, to declare that […]

  • FG approves N1bn for Abuja runway repair

    FG approves N1bn for Abuja runway repair

    According to reports, the Federal Government has approved N1 billion for the repair of the runway at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.The runway of the second busiest airport in Nigeria has been a source of embarrassment to the country, hence the need to immediately resurface it for the use of wide-body aircraft.

    It was yesterday learnt that the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has set up a committee to oversee the rehabilitation, which would have traffic diverted to Kaduna […]

  • Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    It was gathered that the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Eidonojie II, has filed a suit before a Benin High Court against the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state executive council over his recent suspension as the traditional ruler of Uromi.

    Other respondents in the suit are the state Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 5), the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, one Betty Okoebor and one Matthew Okoebor.

    The executive council had in a letter dated […]

  • EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    Former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed media reports that a former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1 billion to the Federal Government.

    The commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, gave the confirmation via SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

    Dikko, who headed the NCS between August 2009 and August 2015, was reportedly arrested by the EFCC in June over alleged diversion of […]

  • Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

    Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

    A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government.

    Dikko, who served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40bn was diverted from the coffers of the NCS under his watch.

    The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision […]

  • EFCC recovers over N1bn, secures 26 convictions in 10 months

    EFCC recovers over N1bn, secures 26 convictions in 10 months

    According to reports, the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, South South, Ishaq Salihu, said the zone has secured 26 convictions and recorded over a billion naira in the last ten months.

    He made the disclosure at the zone’s maiden media briefing in PortHarcourt, Rivers state.

    According to him, “In the last 10 months, we have upped the ante in the fight against graft in the South South zone with remarkable success.

    “In 2015, we secured 18 convictions and recovered N420,922,599.38. […]

  • We’ve recovered over N1bn from South-South alone – EFCC

    We’ve recovered over N1bn from South-South alone – EFCC

    Over one billion naira proceeds of corruption has been recovered from individuals in the South-South region of the country between January and September 2016, with 24 convictions.

    This is according to the zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ishaq Saliu.

    He said this in Port Harcourt when some Niger Delta youths took a protest to the commission’s office over alleged lopsidedness in the anti-corruption campaign.

    According to them, the ongoing matter involving the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, […]

  • Diezani’s slush cash: EFCC recovers N1bn from former ministers, INEC chiefs

    Diezani’s slush cash: EFCC recovers N1bn from former ministers, INEC chiefs

    Over N1billion cash illegally deployed in the 2015 election has been refunded.

    The cash came from some former ministers, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and coordinators of some election observer groups, it was learnt yesterday.

    More than N2billion has been frozen in many accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The cash is part of the N23.29billion allegedly pumped into the failed bid to get former President Goodluck Jonathan re-elected by bribing INEC officials.

    It allegedly […]