• Obanikoro offers to refund N785m slush fund

    Obanikoro offers to refund N785m slush fund

    Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, may soon be let out of custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following indications that he has agreed to make refunds of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser, Newsmen is reporting.

    The anti-graft agency accused the ex-minister of collecting N785 million from the ONSA while in office.

    His friends and associates are understood to be rallying around him to raise the funds as a […]

  • EFCC arrests Governor Umahi’s brother, two others over N400m campaign slush fund

    EFCC arrests Governor Umahi’s brother, two others over N400m campaign slush fund

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested three persons including Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi’s brother, Austin Umahi, over a N400 million slush fund linked to the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    The suspects, all staff of Brass Engineering & Construction Nigeria Limited and Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort, were arrested following their refusal to honour invitations by the EFCC for questioning in an ongoing investigation involving both companies.

    While Austin Umahi doubles as the chairman […]

  • EFCC arrests former Kebbi Governor Dakingari over N450m PDP campaign slush fund

    EFCC arrests former Kebbi Governor Dakingari over N450m PDP campaign slush fund

    Kano Zone of the EFCC has arrested and detained Saidu Dakingari, former Governor of Kebbi state.

    He is currently being quizzed for his alleged involvement in the sharing of N450 million PDP campaign slush fund.

    He is also being asked to explain how another amount of N550 million state funds were diverted to his party, the PDP, during the 2015 presidential campaigns.

    A statement in Kano on Thursday by media head of Kano Zone of EFCC, Mr Medard Ehimika, said Dakingari is cooperating […]

  • Diezani’s $115 slush fund: Bauchi former Secretary, others refund N17 million

    Diezani’s $115 slush fund: Bauchi former Secretary, others refund N17 million

    Former Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, and two others have refunded an aggregate sum of N17 million they allegedly received from the $115 million campaign fund distributed by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

     

    A reliable source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said last night that the refunds were made with bank drafts.

    The other two personalities who made refunds are former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Nuhu Poloma and […]

  • EFCC arrests ex-Kaduna gov over Diezani’s N23bn slush fund

    EFCC arrests ex-Kaduna gov over Diezani’s N23bn slush fund

    Former Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations that he collected N700million from a slush fund former Nigeria’s oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, deposited at Fidelity Bank.

    EFCC sources said Yero was implicated when two suspects earlier arrested by the anti-corruption agency revealed that he collected N700million from the loot.

    The former governor spent the night at the zonal offices of the EFCC where he allegedly confessed to receiving the money.

    However, he […]