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The investigation is digging into what has become of the N2billion Asa Dam Mixed Use Development Project and the Ilorin Water Distribution Project which has gulped N3.736billion but without water to drink by residents.

EFCC operatives<p>The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara …

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"It is difficult to fathom how a federal lawmaker, who before his current position was an Associate Lecturer and Local Government Chairman, owns 22 high-end properties in Nigeria and other exclusive locations across the world," the statement read.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to publish its findings on the properties of "a …

Africa

Nigeria:Abacha's Security Boss Al-Mustapha Says He May Run for President

(Photo: Youtube/Sholargirl)Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, says he will join the …

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Ortom who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, claimed that the commission had continued to ground the state government with invitation of government officials to EFCC’s office.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged continued persecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes …

UN Security Council

They were accused of taking a bribe of N177.3 million on March 30, during the build-up of the last general election.

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Kirikiri …

Corruption

We’re Not Acting Saraki’s Script, EFCC Replies Ojudu’s Claim

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"So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG," the DSS Spokesman said

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied the rumours making the rounds that money and weapons were found in the houses of its sacked former …

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Daura May Threaten Nigeria’s Democracy — Dangiwa Umar

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Nigeria: Economic Crimes Body Unblocks State Bank Accounts

Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu<p>The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has lifted restrictions on bank accounts run by two state …

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Wike also called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sack the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, for "overthrowing a tier government," noting that "the mere fact that the two accounts have been re-opened does not mean that a crime was not committed."

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes …

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Prof. Sagay, emphasised that the Senate President’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the platform on which he was elected, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), does not invalidate his position.

•‘Buhari’s enemies want Adeosun out’<p>SENATE President Bukola Saraki should step down as a matter of honour, Presidential Advisory Committee Against …

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“It is expected that the former DSS boss will be handed [to the EFCC] over by the police for further interrogation to explain how the N17 billion traced to the headquarters of the DSS was utilized,” said one of the sources at the anti-graft agency.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is preparing to interrogate the sacked Director General of the Directorate of State Services …

Corruption

“We have no losses to cut. We have members who have moved from one group to us and one person has moved to the other group," Asam stated.

Chief Asam Asam, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Nigerian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, has declared that the …

Democratic Party

“If you watch closely, you would notice that Saraki’s personal photographer Tope Brown was among those recording the scene, how could he have been there if his principal did not know about the event? It is clear to the discerning eye that what happened today was a concocted script,” the source said.

There are indications that the sack of the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo …

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A witness told SaharaReporters that he saw three dead bodies lying in a pool of blood, before taking to his heels to save himself.

At least three people were reported killed and many others were injured in a clash between some herdsmen and cattle dealers.<p>The incident occured at …

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Seiyefa was seen in an official SUV at about 4pm, clutching a file, and was received at the entrance by the ADC to the Acting President.

Matthew Seiyefa, the most senior officer in the Department of State Services (DSS), is currently in a closed-door meeting with Acting President Yemi …

Nigeria

"The report of any fraud in the payment of estacode as it relates to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, is absolutely false and should be disregarded," Tope Adeleye, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its spokesperson, Tope Adeleye, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against it and the Federal Civil …

Civil Service

EFCC had on Monday claimed that it had begun investigation of the Benue State governor, house of assembly members and permanent secretaries. But Ortom asked, “Why am I being investigated by the EFCC? My records are there. But so far, I am the only governor in Nigeria whose security vote is being investigated by the EFCC.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to begin the probe of President Muhammadu …

Benue State

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday commence a 10-day vacation in London despite the ongoing political tension in the ruling All Progressives …

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Justice Bello Abbas noted that the evidence advanced by the prosecuting counsel lacked substance, was contradictory and imaginary and therefore did not substantially prove the case of fraud against the plaintiff.

A Sokoto State High Court has discharged and acquitted former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of the alleged N13 billion fraud charges brought against him …

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“He came in around 9 am and he is still in our custody. He will be released once we have enough information,” the source said.

Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu SaharaReporters Media<p>The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained Deputy Senate President, …

Elections

Making the announcement in a short message on his social media accounts, he wrote: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has announced his exit from the All progressives Congress (APC).<p>Making the announcement in a short message on his …

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In his short ruling on the no case-submission on Tuesday, Justice Idris held that the prosecution had established a prima facie case against the defendants based on the evidence against the defendants. “You have explanations to make,” the Judge said.

Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has dismissed a no-case submission filed by Orji Uzor Kalu, a former …

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This is just as the EFCC revealed that 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly are under investigation for allegedly diverting N375m meant for the procurement of vehicles that would be used for oversight functions.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has linked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22bn.<p>This is just as …

Corruption

He was arraigned along with two Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo, they were accused of conspiring to take possession of the money in March 2015 ahead of the general elections.

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South) Yemi …

Corruption

“My hands are clean,” a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja on Monday, quoted him as saying. “But if the EFCC wants me to come and answer that, I am prepared to answer any call from anybody as a responsible citizen. Even at that, I will continue to advocate justice, rule of law, and equity.”

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe him, saying his hands are …

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Three INEC Officials To Spend Time In Ikoyi Prison For 'Laundering N179.8m'

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According to the Delta State Police Command, the properties of Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo, located along Chevron Clinic Road, Opposite Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) in Warri, Delta State, were consistently burgled over a period of months by a syndicate of naval officers, who were said to be auctioning out the properties to criminal elements and unsuspecting members of the public.

Three naval officers have been arrested for engaging in the unauthorized sale of the properties of former Niger Delta militant, Government …

Delta State

Nigeria:Siege On Residence - Ekweremadu Opens Up, Says He Fears for Nigeria's Democracy

AbujaDEPUTY Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday opened up on the siege to his Abuja residence by men of the Economic and Financial …

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Court Remands Stella Obasanjo's Brother In Ikoyi Prison Over 'Forgery'

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