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N1.62bn fraud: Dariye finally closes case

By Babatunde Opalana Finally, the new counsel for Senator Joshua Dariye, Kanu Agabi, SAN, on Tuesday, closed the case of the defence, bringing to an end a defence that began on June 10, 2016. Agabi, who was used by Dariye to replace G.S. Pwul, SAN, his former counsel who withdrew in March, told

Due Process: Between Security Votes and Oil Contracts

By Yushau A. Shuaib Successive administrations in Nigeria, including the current one claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and public procurements. Nevertheless, governments at all levels avoid strict compliance with standard norms and regulations when actions are taken for both economic and political exigencies. The

INEC Officials Docked for N362m Diezani Bribe

  Babatunde Opalana The Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday arraigned the duo of Ibrahim Muhammed Umar and Sahabo Iya Hamman, both serving and retired staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), respectively, before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola on

EFCC Arrests Varsity Graduate for Tax Fraud

Babatunde Opalana  A 30-year-old graduate of Computer and Information Science, Ake Oluseun, aka Ijoba has been arrested by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for tax fraud he committed sometimes in January this early. According to Wilon Uwujren, Head Media and Publicity, EFCC, the suspect who owns Canbit

“There’ll be no sacred cow” – Magu

Babatunde Opalana  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 a

EFCC Recovers Over N430 Billion in 8 Months

Babatunde Opalana  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed the sum of over N430 billion in different currencies was recovered by the agency from January through August this year from those who looted the treasury.  Acting Chairman of the anti-corruption agency, EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu gave the details of the

Corruption Bane Of Devt, Says EFCC Boss

....Calls for Joint Action Against Scourge By Babatunde Opalana The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, Wednesday in Abuja, described corruption as the major problem holding back national development, calling for a joint action and concerted efforts of non-state actors in fighting the scourge of corruption. Speaking at a

Man in custody over N15m fraud

 By Babatunde Opalana The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday September 12, 2017 arraigned an alleged international fraudster, Paul Ehiemau and his company Blackrock Trading and Logistics Limited, before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on a one count charge of Advance Fee Fraud to the tune of

EFCC deny probing CJN, ex. Finance Minister

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed as falsehood, a report published by a Nigerian Newspaper, not Global Sentinel, on Wednesday, that the commission is probing some high profile persons including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The purported story, according