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Special Report: Recruitment saga, forgery and fraud allegations rock Buhari’s IPCR

*As Ag.DG Bakut dares governing council *Says his conflicting DOBs, dual nationalities not a crime Senator Iroegbu Editor's Note: All is not well with Nigeria's Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) since President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Bakut Tswah Bakut as the Acting Director-General having refused to extend the tenure

EFCC seizes 46 houses from Jonathan’s campaign director over N68bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election. The court order, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, showed that the properties

Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president, Usoro pleads not guilty, gets N250m bail

Godsgift Onyedinefu The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro pleaded not guilty in a Federal High Court Lagos, to charges bordering on N1.4billion fraud, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos,

Alleged N6.9bn fraud: EFCC opens trials on fayose

The prosecution on Monday opened its case before a Federal High Court, Lagos, in the criminal trial of ex-Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with N6.9bn fraud. Mr Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Octber 22 alongside his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on 11 counts. He

N21.4bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns former chief of air staff, amosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged N21.4 billion fraud. Mr Amosun, a retired air marshal, was re-arraigned alongside, Jacob Adigun, an air vice marshal and Olugbenga Gbadebo, an air commodore,

Fraudster Bags 28years Over N235m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 8, 2018, secured the conviction of one Kayode Gabriel Adeniji of Mide Landmark Ventures, before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja. Adeniji's journey to jail began after the Commission recieved a petition from one

EFCC Vows to Arrest Innoson Motors Boss, Chukwuma

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to arrest the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma in order to face fraud charges in court. The Commission spokesperson, Wilson Uwujiaren gave the assurance in a statement on Wednesday after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting

Malians go to polls marred by security crisis

Malians vote on Sunday in a crucial election runoff that has been marred by allegations of fraud and a tense security situation. The presidential runoff is likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud. It is

Nigerian police arrests U.S army over fraud

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS), of the Police Command in Imo says it has arrested a member of the U.S. Army, Mr Garrick Michael, over alleged advance fee fraud. The Commissioner of police, Mr Dasuki Galadanchi, disclosed this on Wednesday in Owerri while presenting to Journalists the

EFCC grills Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu 

Jude Johnson    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu, for interrogation over cases of fraud and money laundering.  A  source from the Commission confirmed of his arrest earlier on Tuesday, saying "he was invited for questioning". The source also noted that the Ekweremadu is