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EFCC Arraigns INEC Commissioner For N185m Scam

Gesila Khan Okubama, an INEC official, was arraigned on Wednesday

A former Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan Okubama, was on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, at a Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Commissioner, together with one other official, Peter Popnen, was arraigned before Justice Salihu Saidu on a five-count charge bordering on gratification and money laundering to the tune of N185,842,000 ...

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Nigeria’s Government Pays N375.8m To 20 Whistleblowers

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun

The Federal Ministry of Finance says it has paid  N375.8 million to 20 providers of information under the Whistleblower Policy. The Director of Information, Mr Salisu Dambatta in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said that payment was related to the recovery of N11.6 billion. Dambatta explained that the payment was only for recovered assets that had been declared free of legal disputes ...

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N8.1billon Debt : Court Restrains Stella Odua From Operating Company Account in 21 Banks

Stella Oduah

A federal high court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria has restrained Senator Stella Ada Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and his directors from making any withdrawal whatsoever from the account of the company and three other Limited Liability companies, Sea Shipping Agency Limited, Rotary Engineering Services Limited, and Tour Afrique Company Limited domicile with 21 commercial ...

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Keystone Bank, MD in trouble over N4bn illegal transaction


These are not the best of times for Keystone Bank Limited and its managing director/chief executive officer, Mr. Phillip Ikeazor as the House of Representatives on Monday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to commence investigation into an alleged illegal movement of N4 billion from the Industrial Trust Fund’s account domiciled with the lender. Rep. Ibrahim Baba, the Vice ...

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Court To Hear Suit Against Magu On February 13

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed Feb. 13 to hear a suit filed against Ibrahim Magu, challenging his continued stay in office as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had urged the court to restrain Magu from parading himself as acting chairman of the ...

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EFCC Presses Charges Against Five Alleged Masterminds Of N143b Ghost Workers Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed charges against five officials, who allegedly padded the Federal Government payroll with about 50,000 ‘ghost’ workers. The Federal Government had said the nation lost N143bn to the salary fraud. A reliable source in the EFCC told our correspondent on Sunday that the suspects had been charged to court but the case had ...

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Diezani Multi-million Mansions In Dubai (Photos)


Following the handing over of evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to the United Kingdom Crimes Agency,  exclusive photos of two Dubai mansions linked to former Nigerian Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke was obtained. The real estate properties located in Dubai’s high brow Emirates Hills marked as J5 Emirates Hills and E146 Emirates Hills are both valued at 74million ...

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Bank Chairman, Wale Adeduro Arrested Over Fraud

Wale Adeduro

Former chairman of Cashcow Microfinance Bank Ltd Igbosere Lagos island, Lagos State south West Nigeria, Dr Wale Adeduro who has eluded the police for over two years has been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Special Fraud Unit,of the Force Milverton Road,Ikoyi on the directive of the Inspector General of Police. The arrest of Dr ...

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EFCC Arrests Councilor, Six Others For Diverting IDPs’ Rice

EFCC Building

A supervisory councilor with Mafa local government area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in Maiduguri over alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area. Ibrahim, who supervises the local government’s agricultural department, was arrested alongside others named Bulama Ali Zangebe ...

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