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More Facts On EFCC’s Ikoyi Huge Find 

More Facts On EFCC’s Ikoyi Huge Find 

  The identity of the person(s) connected to the huge amount of money uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at an Ikoyi, Lagos residence remains uncertain. This follows denials by two people who had been speculated to have some links with the building.  For instance, though Adamu Muazu, former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP admitted that he built the house, he said he longer had any legal claim to

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Magu: Buhari Says DSS Goofed

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent back to the Senate the name of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for confirmation as substantive head of the agency. The president in a letter read to senators earlier today by Bukola Saraki, Senate President said Magu has been cleared of allegations of corruption after the ministry of justice went into the matter. Buhari, therefore, urged the senators to reconsider their earlier decision

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Abba Moro The Ex-Minister Arrested By Efcc

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested a former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in which no fewer than 20 job seekers lost their lives.   Also arrested by the anti-graft agency were former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Anaesthesia Nwaobia, and a deputy director who allegedly facilitated the scam.   Some of the charges against Mr. Moro and his colleagues include obtaining by false pretence, procurement


Court Orders Seizure of Tompolo’s Properties

The coast is now clear for the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC to seize the properties of resistant Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo, as a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday granted it’s requested to confiscate the properties belonging to the former Niger Delta militant leader. Justice Ibrahim Buba ruled that the anti-graft agency can take over the properties pending when Tompolo will make himself available to answer the charges preferred against him and

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Bulletproof Cars: Why Court Dismissed Odua’s Suit To Stop Trial

  Justice Okon Abang, of a Federal High Court in Lagos, has identified want of jurisdiction as the reason for dismissing the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Stella Oduah, the former minister of aviation against the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, EFCC, ICPC and the Inspector General of Police. In addition to the dismissal the judged ordered her to pay a cost of N15, 000 to the AGF. Oduah had filed the suit

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The Kids Are Not Growing

The character of any nation is the sum of its leadership quality. Leadership is not necessarily one person. But there must be an arrowhead whose virtues or vices, as the case may be, pull people of like minds to the core of its being. I was not surprised to see the names reeled out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as sharers of the booty from Goodluck Jonathan’s pot of gold from the

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NGE Denies Receiving N50 Million From Dasuki

The Nigerian Guid of Editors,NGE has denied receiving a cash of N50 million from Sambo Dasuki, the the former National Security Adviser. In a bid to clear NGE in the controversy generated by the N50million, Garba Deen Muhammad,president,NGE, in a statement issued by the Guild, said the N50million was federal government’s pledge towards the Guild’s building project during a fundraising event held in Abuja last year.     “At the event, (Labaran) Maku, former minister of information,who

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Magu Replaces Lamorde

As more reactions trail the sudden removal of   Ibrahim Lamorde, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the anti-corruption agency, a replacement has been announced.  He is Ibrahim Magu, a top-level official of the Economic and Governance Unit of the EFCC. Magu is reportedly known as a pragmatic investigator of the commission at its inception. He was removed along with several other key officials by Farida Waziri when she became chairman in 2008.

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Corruption War: EFCC’s Theatrics

Justice Mustapher Akanbi, first chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, is passionate about ending corruption in Nigeria. When Tajudeen Suleiman, senior associate editor, reached out to the man on whose integrity the ICPC was built last week, he was out of the country. He went to take some rest. Some other person would have used that as an excuse not to talk to us. But ‘Baba’ was willing to


Ikedi Ohakim In EFCC Net

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo State over allegations of illegal appropriation of wealth. Although the anti graft agency was yet to begin questioning of Ohakim as at the time of filing this report, sources say he was apprehended in connection with a number of properties traced to him. There are reports that EFCC operatives invaded the former governors’ Abuja residence on Thursday before whisking him