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    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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    “There’ll be no sacred cow” – Magu

    Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has once again stressed that no one will be “untouchable” as the agency intensifies its anti-corruption crusade. “We are winning the war against corruption, because the age of impunity is over, and never again would anyone be treated as sacred cow,” he said. Magu made

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    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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    Nigeria seizes N7.6b from Diezani Alison-Madueke

    A Nigerian court seized $21 million on Monday from bank accounts linked to a former oil minister accused of corruption as investigators continue to claw back her fortune. Federal high court judge Abdulazeez Anka ordered the immediate forfeiture of 7.6 billion naira ($21 million, 17.9 million euros) allegedly held in local bank accounts by Diezani

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    JUST IN: Gunmen attack EFCC headquarters

    Unidentified gunmen early on Wednesday struck at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The group of heavily armed men invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and shot into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises, the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said. However, the attack

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  • EFCC to crackdown on illegal Nigerian universities

    The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has concluded plans with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to crackdown on unauthorised universities operating without the federal government license. Acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Leadership Newspapers in Abuja. Magu lamented activities of

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    EFCC to crackdown on illegal Nigerian universities

    The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has concluded plans with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to crackdown on unauthorised universities operating without the federal government license. Acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Leadership Newspapers in Abuja. Magu lamented activities of

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    BEWARE, NO ONE IS MANDATED TO COLLECT MONEY IN MAGU’S NAME

    Once again, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to call the attention of the general public to the activities of a band of fraudsters who have been extorting head of ministries, departments and agencies, claiming they were acting at the behest of Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Commission. No fewer than three

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    EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again arraigned a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Fani-Kayode, was the Spokesperson of former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign. He was re-arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of State for Finance on a 17-count charge of money laundering and

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    EFCC’s suit against Patience Jonathan adjourned to May 22

    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday adjourned to May 22, a suit seeking final forfeiture to the Federal Government, of the sum of 5.8m dollars belonging to former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun granted the adjournment following an argument by counsel to Jonathan, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), that the

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