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War Against Corruption or War Against Opposition?

War Against Corruption or War Against Opposition?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption is yielding visible results yet more money is being looted from government treasury than ever while loyalists and core APC members appear exempted from prosecution. Five years into the eight President Muhammadu Buhari has to leave indelible marks on the sands of time, some loyalists are getting worried that

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N118bn Unlawful Withdrawals: Rivers State Insists on Not Releasing Officials to EFCC

Rivers State Government has insisted that it would not release any government official to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for any investigation. The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, said apart from the fact that the state government would not submit to a media trial of its officials by the EFCC, there

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EFCC Condemns Supreme Court Judgment on Orji Kalu

Says it is ready for immediate re-trial of case. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has swiftly reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the conviction of Orji Uzo Kalu, former governor of Abia State, his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Ude Udeogo, finance director in government house, Umuahia, by a Federal High

How EFCC, FBI Traced Over N.6 Bn to Suspected Female Cyber Fraudster

A joint operation by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has led to the arrest of a female suspected cyber fraudster to whom 185 Bitcoin with a market value of N656,371,490 had been traced. Disclosing this to newsmen Monday in Benin, Muhtar

EFCC Seals Ponzi scheme office in PH

The owner of a Ponzi scheme company based in Port Harcourt, Neeni Swanu, is on the run following the closure of his office by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office. Operatives of the anti-graft agency, however, arrested 19 staff of the investment company. The EFCC said the company had defrauded

Why EFCC Arraigned Ex-INEC Chair, Maurice Iwu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, arraigned a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Maurice Iwu, before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.2 billion. According to the EFCC, Iwu,

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Why FG Delays Payment of Whistleblower

  The Federal Government has given reasons for the delay in fulfilling its obligation to the Whistleblower, who provided the tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos earlier this year. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun while giving reasons for the delay in payment,  explained that the Ministry

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The Nigerian Govt Releases Details Of Paris Club Refund (See Breakdown)

The Nigerian Government has finally released details of the first tranche of N516.38bn reimbursement made to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory from the Paris Club debt refund. According to a statement by Salisu Danbatta, director of information in the Ministry of Finance on Friday in Abuja, five states got

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

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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.

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