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2019 Elections: Buhari requests additional  N242bn for INEC, security agencies

Jude Johnson with Agency report The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate’s approval of N242.45 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its security agencies to enable them successfully conduct the 2019 general elections. The letter, which was read by Saraki at plenary on Tuesday, indicated that Buhari

Anti-Graft War: UK to support EFCC with digital forensic technology

Jude Johnson The Anti-Corruption Lead-United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA), Nigeria,Mr.  Paddy Kerr has pledged to support the Commission with digital forensic technology to assist in its anti-corruption war. Kerr stated this on Tuesday during a two-day capacity building workshop, organized by the UK's NCA, for all the Zonal Heads of EFCC in Abuja. He

Court to decide Fayose’s fate – EFCC

•Controversial tweet 'purpotedly appeared' in its twitter handle  •Says it remains apolitical Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said that it is only the law court that can decide the fate of the embattled Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in

Anti-Graft War: Commonwealth hails Magu for ‘uncommon courage’

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Commonwealth has hailed acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu,  for his uncommon courage in fighting corruption in Nigeria. The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Ms. Patricia Scotland, gave the commendation in a July 6 letter to the acting EFCC chair. Scotland  who was in Nigeria in

Nigerian Navy arrests 9 smugglers with adulterated diesel

The Nigerian Navy has said its troops on routine patrol, have arrested nine alleged smugglers with eight million litres of petroleum products suspected to be adulterated diesel. Captain Victor Choji, executive officer, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, made this known during the handover of the suspected diesel smugglers to the

Magu vows to prosecute  looters of TETFund grant 

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has assured the management of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) that the anti-graft agency will assist it in bringing to book all those who have mismanaged funds meant for the development of the educational sector. Magu gave this

Buhari, APC intimidating judges ahead of 2019 elections–Obasanjo

•Says crime, anti-corruption agencies now a witch-hunting tools Jude Johnson  The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters. Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that

EFCC to Nigerians: Take ownership of the anti-corruption war

Jude Johnson The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the anti-corruption war to ensure maximum success and ensure a better society. The Acting Chairman of EFCC, made this call on Wednesday in Abuja during anti-corruption walk across the country, as part of activities to mark