• EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    Two contractors have been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the purchase of two vehicles by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross Rivers state.

    The two vehicles: a Coastal Bus was purchased for N49 million and a Toyota Hiace Ambulance was purchased for N62 million, whereas the actual cost for the two was below half the cost.

    Most absurd was the discovery that the two contractors were the highest bidders and one of them […]

  • 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 […]

  • EFCC quizzes ex-AGF Aondoakaa over Halliburton scandal

    EFCC quizzes ex-AGF Aondoakaa over Halliburton scandal

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday quizzed a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), for his alleged role in the $182m Halliburton scandal.

    It was gathered that Aondoakaa, who served as AGF under the late President Umaru Yar’adua, stormed the office of the EFCC around 10am and was grilled for about eight hours.

    A source at the anti-graft agency said that, “Aondoakaa has been in our custody since […]

  • EFCC quizzes senior lawyers over huge money in judges’ accounts

    EFCC quizzes senior lawyers over huge money in judges’ accounts

    In its efforts to get to the bottom of the corruption in the judiciary, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday quizzed three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) for allegedly transferring huge sums of money to judges’ bank accounts.

    Their invitation by the anti-graft body is sequel to the recent interrogation of two Federal High Court judges, Justice Agbadu James Fishim and Uwani Abba Aji and another judge of the Industrial Court.

    A source close the EFCC disclosed that Paul […]

  • EFCC quizzes Kebbi government officials over N1.2bn fraud

    EFCC quizzes Kebbi government officials over N1.2bn fraud

    Officials of the Kebbi State government have been quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    It was gathered that some of the officials were arrested in connection with the N1.2 billion that was missing at the cabinet office over the Arugungu Fishing Festival contract.

    A source in the state said the EFCC officials were invited to investigate the missing money and to bring sanity into the system.

    Speaking on the issue, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Umar […]

  • Justice Ofili-Ajumugobia fails to honour invitation as EFCC quizzes Judges

    Justice Ofili-Ajumugobia fails to honour invitation as EFCC quizzes Judges

    According to reports, the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been busy since Monday as the Commission quizzed some Federal High Court judges.

    Two judges, Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Nganjiwa Hyledzira had reported to Lagos office of the commission Monday morning and their statements were obtained.

    Also, sequel to the invitation letter the EFCC extended to some Judges, Justice Musa Haruna Kurya of the Federal High Court reported to the commission’s Lagos Office on Tuesday at about 10:00am […]

  • EFCC quizzes Kwara lawmaker over N13.5m hajj fund

    EFCC quizzes Kwara lawmaker over N13.5m hajj fund

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed and released a lawmaker from Kwara State, Mr. Saheed Popoola.

    It was gathered on Thursday that Popoola, who currently represents Balogun/Ojomu constituency of Offa Local Government in the state House of Assembly, was interrogated by EFCC over alleged N13.5m 2012 hajj fund.

    It was learnt that the Lagos office of EFCC wrote to the Assembly informing it of an invitation to the lawmaker to appear before the anti-graft agency.

    Popoola in a […]

  • EFCC quizzes FUTA VC, bursar for alleged fraud

    EFCC quizzes FUTA VC, bursar for alleged fraud

    Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Akure and the Bursar, Emmanuel Oresegun were on Wednesday quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the duo were quizzed at the Ibadan office of the anti-graft agency on allegation of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds.

    Mr Ayo Oyewole, Head of Public Affairs, EFCC, Ibadan Office, told NAN on Wednesday that the commission quizzed the two men based on the […]

  • EFCC quizzes Jonathan’s ex-chief of staff, two others

    EFCC quizzes Jonathan’s ex-chief of staff, two others

    Jones Arogbofa, a retired brigadier and former chief of staff to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has been detained and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    According to an online medium, Arogbofa was quizzed along with Benjamin Dikki, former Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), and Godknows Igali, former Permanent Secretary in the ministry of power.

    Reports indicate that they are being investigated over the payment of alleged phantom insurance premiums totalling N27 billion for cover not provided to […]

  • N107bn fraud: EFCC quizzes ex-Benue officials

    N107bn fraud: EFCC quizzes ex-Benue officials

    The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashkir Makama, on Thursday said that nine persons out of the 52 indicted by the Justice Elizabeth Kpojime Commission of Inquiry had been arrested.

    He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in conjunction with the police arrested and detained them at the State Police Headquarters, Makurdi, before taking them to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation and subsequent prosecution.

    Makama said, “It is part of the process to recover the alleged N107 […]

  • Where is the Change? – Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bob Manuel Udokwu Quizzes Buhari

    Where is the Change? – Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bob Manuel Udokwu Quizzes Buhari

    One of Nigeria’s foremost actors, Bob Manuel Udokwu has lamented on the scathing economic hardship under President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress regime.

    Veteran Nollywood actor, Bob Manuel Udokwu has joined the list of entertainers who has lamented the suffering and anguish Nigerians have painfully endured under the All Progressives Congress-led administration of ‘Change’.

    It should be noted that the current regime has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the inflation rate in Nigeria with over 4 million people rumoured to be out […]