• 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • N1.3bn scam: EFCC secures court order to detain Omisore

    N1.3bn scam: EFCC secures court order to detain Omisore

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured a warrant from a court to detain a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, in connection with the ongoing investigation of N1.310billion illegally allocated to him and three companies by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    The cash was part of the N4.745billion slush funds allegedly disbursed by ONSA.

    The N1.310billion was remitted as follows: Fimex Gilt Limited(N160m)-8/8/2014in UBA; Metropolitan Consortium (N350m)—9/7/14 in First Bank; […]

  • Kwankwaso secures release of 170 prison inmates in Kano

    Kwankwaso secures release of 170 prison inmates in Kano

    Former Governor of Kano State and Senator representing Kano Central senatorial district, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso on Friday, secured the release of 170 inmates from various prisons in Kano after paying their fines.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fines were paid by Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation, an NGO, seeking to promote good governance and transparency in the country.

    Speaking shortly after the release of the inmates in Kano today, the former commissioner of Justice in the state, Alhaji Maliki Kuliya, […]

  • Breaking: EFCC Secures Warrant to Detain Fani-Kayode

    Breaking: EFCC Secures Warrant to Detain Fani-Kayode

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured a remand warrant to further detain ex-Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who was detained on Monday over an alleged receipt of public funds to the tune of N840 million out of the N4 billion payout in the heat of the presidential election in 2015.

    The remand warrant which was secured on Tuesday will enable the anti-graft agency to keep in custody the then spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation beyond […]