Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule On Ex-Gov Shinkafi’s Motion on Dec 11

  The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Honourable Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu has adjourned till December 11th, 2018 for ruling on an application filed by the former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Shinkafi was charged for allegedly conniving to collect the sum of N450,000,000 part of the sum of $115,000,000 that was said to have been distributed by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke…

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Aftermath of fire outbreak: EFCC relocates Data Centre, Inter Agency Task Force

Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s Jabi new Headquarters. The value of the damaged items, mostly ICT consumables, is in a few millions. However, a detailed analysis is being awaited. It would be recalled that men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office…

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EFCC arraigns Kano Governorship candidate, 1 other for alleged $1.3m fraud

The Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 19, 2018 arraigned Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkareem, a governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria, GPN, and Ebere Nzekwe, before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano on a nine-count charge of criminal conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $1,320,000 (One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) only. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2014, the defendants connived to fraudulently obtained  the said sum from  him in the belief that it would be…

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How men of Fire Service successfully curtailed fire in EFCC building

Men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office today, Monday, 19th November, 2018 successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the Fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours. The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were…

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NDLEA smashes drug cartel headed by fake police officers    

                                                                            The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has smashed a drug syndicate operated by fake police officers that specialise in smuggling cannabis from South -South to North West region of the country. This followed the interception of a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number Ondo AKR 392 LZ…

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Community declares man wanted for being a gay

Ibeku Kingdom in Owode, Idi-Iroko Ogun State, South west Nigeria has declared one Ganiyu Muritala Ayansiji wanted for daring to desecrate the chieftaincy coronation procedure of the ancient kingdom. The Chiefs-in-Council were said to have began the coronation procedure of Ganiyu Muritala Ayansiji as the Olubeku of Ibeku Land when it was suddenly reported that the said Ganiyu Muritala Anyansiji belongs to a gay club, a condition the kingdom abhors and which attracts very severe consequences. This revelation brought the ceremony to an abrupt halt. The event which took place…

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Buhari forgets NDLEA in new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has omitted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in his newest appointments of 19 heads of some government agencies. The President failed to appoint a new Director General cum secretary for while releasing the names of the newly appointed 19 heads of some government agencies, Friday November 2018, following the announcement contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Adekunle quoted Buhari as urging the new appointees to see their appointments…

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AFEX Calls on African Governments to protect African Journalists, fight against impunity

The Sixth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations who are members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), held in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8, 2018 has ended with a resolution to African heads of states to protect journalists in Africa. The conference, hosted by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), and presided, over by AFEX Steering Committee Chairperson, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, who is the Executive Director of…

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Ex-police boss, three others arraigned over N1.3billion fraud

     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday,  November 7, 2018, arraigned four suspected fraudsters before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering  on felony and stealing to the tune of N1, 301, 334, 108 (One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira) only. The suspects are: Ifeoma Okpalugo,  an Assistant  Commissioner of Police,  ACP, (retd.); Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman Yusuf Tegina and Helen Nwafor. The suspects …

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EFCC Arraigns Man For N4m Fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today 7th November, 2018 arraigned one Usman Mohammed before Justice Usman Na’abba of High Court, Kano State on one count charge bordering on diversion of funds and criminal breach of trust. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2017, the suspect fraudulently induced him and collected the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,300,000.00) to process four visas to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, umra and their accommodations. The accused who was unable to produce the visa also failed to return the…

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EFCC Arraigns Man for N16m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only. According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba Usman, which alleges…

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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice. Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any point in time…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMAN DISMISSED

PRESS RELEASE The attention of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, has been drawn to a video of Lagos policeman who got drunk at Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos state. He therefore directed the state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal to fish out the erring policeman for appropriate disciplinary action. The policeman who was stupefied after guzzling large quantity of alcoholic beverage was located and apprehended today 07/11/2018 at Police Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, where he served by the Command Provost. He…

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N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was introduced to the…

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Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former governor, Awa Kalu, SAN,…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

  The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but with the right…

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Lagos State Police Command arrests 85 suspected criminals

No fewer than 85 suspected criminals of various crimes were, last Monday, paraded at the last police briefing at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos. The suspects are of various ages and committed various crimes. Police says the suspects were arrested at different locations while working on discreet information volunteered by the Lagos residents. According to the Lagos State Police Commander, Edgal Imohim, the essence of the parade was to keep Lagos people with the latest updates in the fight of crimes and criminality in the state, by the command.…

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Killings: surgical operation in police imminent…as Buhari warns IG

For the first time in three years, despite several petitions and out cries trailing the Nigeria Police over alleged wanton killings by rank and file of the force and the inability of the police to nip in the bud the activities of perpetrators of evil, President Muhammadu, has warned the Inspector General of police, Idris Ibrahim, to caution his officers adding that he is closely monitoring the Nigeria Police Force as violence rises in the country. Buhari made the remarks during a condolence visit to Kaduna State. According to a…

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AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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Pirates kidnapped 12 crew from Container Ship

No fewer than 12  crew members working on Pomerenia Sky container ship, a Liberia-flagged vessel headed for the Nigerian port to Onne, have been kidnapped by suspected pirates. The crime was allegedly committed on Saturday morning when the attack occurred. The ship manager Midocean (IOM), said those abducted include eight from Poland, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian. It was later gathered that Nine crew members remain on board the vessel and are reportedly unharmed, and the vessel has sailed to safety. The alleged pirates are said to have been operating…

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