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Accused of corruption, Obanikoro arrives Nigeria, to present self to EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria in an apparent move to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Mr. Obanikoro has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency on allegations bordering on financial crimes. He left for the United States shortly after his party lost the 2015 elections and …

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Court orders EFCC to release Jonathan’s ex-ADC‎ on bail

Adegbe Ojogbane

Justice Yusuf Halilu of Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Abuja on Tuesday directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release former aide de camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe who has been in the detention of the anti graft agency since 11 February.

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Court empowers EFCC to seize Tompolo’s houses, companies


ustice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today February 19, 2016 granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to seize all properties of former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) who has been declared wanted by the Commission following his refusal to heed court summons to answer to fraud charges.

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We are not recruiting, EFCC alerts public


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to alert the general public about the activities of some unscrupulous elements who have cashed in on the plan by the Commission to recruit more personnel to defraud unsuspecting job seekers. In recent weeks, some unscrupulous online portals have featured advertisements supposedly from the EFCC, inviting applications for employment into the service …

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From EFCC to INTERPOL: Maina declared wanted


The International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has issued world-wide red alert on former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

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EFCC raids Namadi Sambo’s office


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in search of more evidence on the unravelling $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal have raided the Abuja offices of former Vice President Namadi Sambo.

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N4.745bn: EFCC goes after Obanikoro


Former Minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro is being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over N4.745 billion curious transfers made into the company account of his two sons Babajide and Gbolahan in Diamond Bank. The bank account number is 0026223714.

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Senate assures EFCC of improved funding


Senator Godfrey Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes has again reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate towards ensuring that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, enjoys improved funding to effectively combat graft of all shades in the country.

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EFCC arraigns man for issuance of N1.3m dud cheque


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, January 21, 2016 arraigned one Bright Echefu before Justice S.C Amadi of the State High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers on one-count charge bordering on Issuance of Dud Cheque and Obtaining by false pretense.

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Arms Deal: Buhari orders EFCC to probe Badeh, military chiefs

Alex Badeh

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic Financial Crimes Commission to investigate former Chief of Defence Staff, Chiefs of Air Staff, others over corruption in military procurements.

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Dasukigate: I’m not at war with Buhari, EFCC over court orders —CJN


THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said, last night, that he was not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari or any agency of government over the purported non-compliance with court orders freeing suspects of the arms scandal who were granted bail by judges.

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EFCC set to arraign Tompolo, Akpobolokemi, others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday January 14, arraign Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), and Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director general of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA before a Federal High Court, Lagos on a 40 count charge of alleged money laundering, conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds. Four other persons alongside four companies are also …

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Metuh to remain in detention – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has given reasons for its continued detention of Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, noting that, he would be released when he satisfies his bail conditions.

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Why Jafaru Isa was released by EFCC


Brigadier General Lawal Jafaru Isa, a former military administrator of Kaduna State was released by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because he refunded some of the money he received from the arms deal, a source has disclosed.

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Anti-corruption war: Buhari issues fresh orders to EFCC


There appears to be no backing down by President Muhammadu Buhari on his resolve to make anti-corruption and accountability the  fulcrum of his administration as he issued fresh orders to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to account for funds that were stolen but recovered by the Commission.

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EFCC Raids Home of Former Customs Boss


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday searched the Abuja residence of the immediate Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Inde Dikko.

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N2bn Pension Scam: EFCC declares Maina wanted

Abdulrasheed Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, declared Mr. Abdulrsheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, wanted. The commission, in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Maina  was wanted for his role in the fraudulent biometric contracts through which himself and former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, and two others allegedly stole over N2 …

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Buhari not selective in anti-graft war —Osinbajo


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, yesterday, said the anti -corruption crusade of the   President Muhammadu Buhari- led administration    was not selective, but, a concerted effort to reduce corruption and secure the future of the country. Osinbajo stated this in an interview with newsmen   at the funeral of Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of  Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, held at the First …

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UK, EFCC probing govs, ministers for fraud – Lamorde

Ibrahim Lamorde

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Larmorde, has said that the commission and the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police are investigating some serving and former governors, ministers, heads of service of the federation, and federal lawmakers. Lamorde said that the operatives of the EFCC and the Met Police were investigating the serving and former public office holders for …

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