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N36 Billion Theft: Ex-Jigawa governor nabbed at public event after dodging arrest since 2011

It's only fair to share...The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a wanted former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, The Punch reports.   The former governor was arrested at the public presentation of a book titled, ‘The First Regular Combatant: Brigadier General Zakariya Maimalari,’ which was written by Haruna Poloma at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.   The ...

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EFCC investigator Austin Okwor shot by gunmen, sustains bullet wounds

It's only fair to share...A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Austin Okwor, an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt, had closed late for the day on June 24, ...

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Alleged N650 Million Bribe: Former FCT minister Akinjide charged to court

It's only fair to share...The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, for allegedly receiving N650m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources during the countdown to the 2015 general election.   The money was said to be part of the $115m (N23bn as of ...

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Nigerian judge to be tried for collecting N90 million bribe from lawyers

It's only fair to share...One of the judges recently recalled from suspension by the National Judicial Council will be charged this week with offences bordering on receiving gratification from lawyers, the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, has said.   Obono-Obla as reported by The Punch on Sunday alleged that the judge was found to have ...

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$9 million allegedly recovered in home of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen by DSS

It's only fair to share...There seems to be serious panic in the judiciary after an alleged major revelation by the Department of State Services (DSS) concerning the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. Sahara Reporters is reports that the DSS revealed that its men discovered the sum of $9 million from Onnoghen’s apartment. The report did not however state ...

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N2 billion five-storey hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan seized by EFCC

It's only fair to share...The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.   The anti-graft agency also seized three other properties in Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience.   The five-storey hotel is located near Setraco Construction Company, beside Mabushi Kado Expressway.   Although the hotel ...

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N13 billion cash recovered from Osborne Towers forfeited to the Federal Government

It's only fair to share...The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government of the sums of  $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from No. 16, Osborne Road,  Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.   The funds had been stashed in iron cabinets and Ghana-must-go bags in the apartment before they were discovered and ...

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Bribery Scandal:  Dino Melaye and Justice Akoh Ikemeh should be investigated by EFCC says Civil Society Network against Corruption

It's only fair to share...A group, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, has written a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission demanding the investigation of the lawmaker representing Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, and Justice Akoh Ikpeme.   An online news medium, Sahara Reporters, had on Tuesday released an audio clip in which the judge, who was handling ...

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Dasuki unable to attend court because he was indisposed – EFCC [READ]

It's only fair to share...Dasuki’s absence in court and oversight says DSS Director of Legal Services For the second time in two consecutive days, the Department of State Services, on Wednesday, failed to produce the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, for the continuation of his trial ...

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2 whistleblowers remanded in prison for giving false information to the EFCC

It's only fair to share...The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned two self-acclaimed whistleblowers, Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate charges before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court Maiduguri, for allegedly giving false information to the agency.   The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Fannamit had ...

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