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  • INEC
    EFCC BEGINS PROBE OF INEC OFFICIALS IN 20 STATES

    The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during a quarterly consultative meeting with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that the South-South geopolitical zone has recorded the highest number of people who took part in the Continuous Voter Registration between the months of April and September 2017. Prof Yakubu also disclosed that the Economic and Financial

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  • Patience Jonathan
    Patience Jonathan: Nigeria ex-first lady decries ‘witch-hunt’

    Nigeria’s ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan has accused the government ‘s anti-corruption agency of conducting an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was following a “sinister script to embarrass and browbeat” her, she said in a statement. Last year, the EFCC froze $15m (£11.4m), which the ex-first lady said was to

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  • efcc1
    Trial of ‘ghost’ arrested by EFCC begins

    The trial-within-trial in a case involving Dairo Samson, who is facing an 8-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for defrauding the Federal Government of N11 million began on Friday. Samson had at the last sitting on May 17, 2017 challenged the voluntariness of the statement obtained from him

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  • EFCC1
    EFCC returns N36 million to school allegedly defrauded by bank workers

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has returned a sum of N36,186,012 to Mrs. Ifeoma Chukwuogo, proprietress of Jephtah International School, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as money recovered from three suspected fraudsters, who allegedly diverted the school’s money for their private use. The suspects include Cyril Ameh Idakwoji, an employee of a

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  • Buhari
    Buhari tasks NIM on corruption fight, security, economic diversification

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday charged the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered) to assist government in its fight against corruption, insecurity and promote the ongoing economic diversification effort. “Government is calling on the NIM to come on board as this administration was better ready more than before in its continued fight against corruption, insecurity until

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  • Diezani Alison-Madueke
    Court forfeits $16.4m assets linked to ex-minister

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of assets valued at $16,441,906 linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)had submitted the order to Justice Abdulaziz Anka, arguing that the assets are suspected to be proceeds of corruption. This is not the first time assets

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  • Kemi Adeosun
    FG To Establish Whistle-Blower Office

    The Federal Government has disclosed plans to open a whistle-blower office to support its anti-corruption war. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking about the impact of the whistle-blower policy. According to the finance minister, the whistle-blower office will be domiciled in the Ministry of Finance to protect individuals

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  • Diezani Alison-Madueke
    I have not stolen from Nigeria – Diezani

    Former Petroleum Minister Allison Madueke-Diezani has said that she has never stolen from the Federal Government of Nigeria. She said this in a statement issued by her yesterday, Daily Post reports. Diezani said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has never served her with an order or any evidence linking her to the recovered funds. She has said that the Banana

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  • Buhari
    Corruption Worse Under Buhari Administration, Jonathan Fires Back

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has retorted that corruption in Nigeria is worse under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari against the claims by the current government that corruption was at its peak while he ( Jonathan) was in government. The former President had stirred the hornets nest when he stated openly at the non-elective

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  • Jonathan under attack for ‘we did well’ claim

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has received knocks for praising his administration after  admitting that he “failed to completely plug the loopholes in the fight against corruption”. Jonathan, who spoke in Abuja at the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said his administration “did well”. He explained that he “learnt that some people said that if

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