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Gunmen storm EFCC Office, threaten forex fraud investigator

Babatunde Opalana  A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017 as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. According to the Commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the group of heavily

Anti-graft war: ‘Vengeful agenda won’t go unchallenged’-Diezani (full statement)

 By Diezani Allison-Madueke Editor's note: After several media reports linking her to questionable properties and investments, Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, has broken her silence in this detailed response to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).     Her statement in full: I have up till now chosen to maintain my

Op-ed: And Diezani dazzles…

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel Since I read the exposé by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the looted public funds that have so far been traced to

EFCC steps up probe of suspect with 849 ATMs

Nneoma Ndibe    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  has stepped up investigation to determine how a suspect,  Yasir Salihu Abdullahi came by a total of 849 Automated Teller Machine cards of various Nigerian banks and the reason the cards were being shipped out of the country.   The EFCC Head, Media and

EFCC arraigns 8 suspected oil thieves

Nneoma Ndibe  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday,  has arraigned eight suspected oil bunkerers before Justice H.I. Oshoma of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 2-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and dealing in petroleum products without a licence.  The suspects: Christian Nwankoafor (Captain);

Op-ed: Sagay’s gobbledygook

  By Sufuyan Ojeifo   I read the news report credited to the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), wherein he called for stiff punishment for counsels, particularly senior advocates, who have, in his opinion, routinely obstructed and frustrated proceedings in high-profile corruption cases in the country.  The professor

EFCC recovers N329bn from oil marketers across the country

Nneoma Ndibe  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano Office, has recovered N328.9 billion from nine major oil marketers across the country. The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday stated that the recovery was sequel to a petition against the leadership of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and its subsidiary,

Egmont Group suspension: How EFCC defied Jonathan on NFIU autonomy

•As George Uboh exposes Larmode Nneoma Ndibe  The reports has emerged how Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) defied former President Goodluck Jonathan, directives to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) leading to the recent suspension of the country from the Egmont Group. The nation's whistle-blower, Mr. George Uboh, on Sunday