• EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]

  • EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two serving commissioners in Enugu State in connection with investigations into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign office in the state during the 2015 polls, while Commissioner for Tourism, Rita Mba, was the secretary.

    Besides Egumgbe and Mba, […]

  • Alleged slush funds accounts belong to my late mum – Patience Jonathan

    Alleged slush funds accounts belong to my late mum – Patience Jonathan

    A twist has occurred in the alleged slush accounts traced to the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, with claims by her counsel that two of the accounts belonged to her late mother, Madam Charity Fyneface Oba.

    The counsel, Mr. Charles Ogboli, also admitted that only three of the five accounts in dispute could be traced to the ex-First Lady and her mum.

    But there were indications yesterday that some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting on Thursday, […]