EFCC Recovers N27bn, $19m, Investigates Former Governors, Ministers

May 29: Corrupt Governors, Other Politicians Planning To Flee Nigeria – EFCC Alerts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered a combined sum of N27,184,357,524.52 and $19,084,419.33 from three different money laundering cases, as further efforts are being made by the anti-graft agency to recover more illicit funds. The anti-graft agency said it would soon make public, details of its ongoing probe of some former governors, ex-ministers, and several government officials across...

Alleged Fraud: ICPC Vows To Appeal High Court Judgment On Ex-JAMB Registrar, Ojerinde


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it will appeal the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja on the civil rights claim filed by the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Adedibu Ojerinde. ICPC said made the disclosure in a statement. The court had fined the ICPC N1 million damages and...

EFCC Summons Hadi Sirika Over Nigeria Air, Question Officials


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned the former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to appear before the commission. The anti-graft agency had also questioned officials of Nigerian Air over the recent launch of the airline in Abuja. THISDAY gathered that while the minister was due to appear before the commission within the week to answer questions related to...

Don’t Fight Corruption With Buhari Style, Group Tells Tinubu

Presidential Election: Losers Should Go To Court Not Streets – Buhari

A Civil Society Organization, Accountability Lab has urged President Bola Tinubu not to treat the issue of corruption in Nigeria like his Predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in Abuja during a press briefing, Executive Director, Blair Glencorse, said unlike the immediate past president who promised to fight corruption but much more was expected from him, President Tinubu should step up to...

I Was Offered ₦71M To Withdraw The Case – Timothy Adegoke’s Wife


Bolatito, the widow of the Master’s student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Timothy Adegoke, who was murdered at Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has revealed how much she was offered to withdraw the case. The young widow said she was offered N71 million to withdraw the case against her husband’s murderer, but she rejected it. Bolatito disclosed this...

Civil Servant Bags 7 Years Jail Term In Niger For Receiving N11m Kickback From Contractor


A serving Deputy Director of the Niger State Ministry of Land Transportation, Umar Farouk, has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by the Niger State High Court in Minna. Justice Abdullahi Mikail pronounced the sentence after convicting Farouk of unethical practices, relating to receiving kickback from a contractor to the tune of N11m. The convict was arraigned before the court by...

Corruption Under Buhari’s Government Historic, Says PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesperson

Tinubu: Only God Knows Who Will Be Sworn In On May 29 – Atiku’s Camp

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Daniel Bwala, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in his war against corruption. Rather than curb corruption, Mr Bwala said the situation has worsened under the Buhari administration. In 2015, President Buhari was elected on a platform of eradicating corruption, reducing insecurity, and advancing the economy. Mr Bwala concedes that...

We’ve Recovered N30bn From Suspended Accountant-General Of The Federation — EFCC

EFCC Arrests Accountant General Of The Federation Over ‘N80bn Fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday, said it had so far recovered over N30 billion from the corruption activities surrounding the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Idris Ahmed. Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this at the media briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Recall that the Commission is currently prosecuting...

Court Orders EFCC To Arrest, Detain Imo Deputy Speaker

Court Orders EFCC To Arrest, Detain Imo Deputy Speaker

Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted an order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to arrest and detain the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amarachi Iwuanyawu, over an alleged N785m fraud. The Deputy Speaker was also said to be the Chairman of an Abuja-based Sun Gold Estate Limited, the firm he allegedly...

EFCC Re-arraigns Former Kaduna Governor, Others Over Diezani’s N700m Cash

EFCC Re-arraigns Former Kaduna Governor, Others Over Diezani's N700m Cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, November 21, 2022, re-arraigned a former governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero before Justice R.M Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on an eight-count amended charge bordering on money laundering. The re-arraignment is sequel to the transfer of the former trial judge, Justice M.G Umar, from the...

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