EFCC grills ex-gov, wife over corruption allegations

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former governor of Nasarawa state and serving senator, Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife. The couple are currently being grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja, sources in the anti-graft agency told Premium Times. Although details of the allegation against the ex-governor and his wife were Read More

EFCC didn’t freeze Oyo Assembly account – Olayanju

July 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday declared that its accounts were not frozen by the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC). The House of Assembly in a statement signed by Chairman House Committee on Information Hon. Kazeem Olayanju, said neither the House of Assembly account nor that of any Director was frozen by the EFCC as alleged by some Read More

EFCC launches App for online reporting of crimes

July 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, launched an app, Eagle Eye, designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said while the Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, while speaking during the launch, described the app as a product Read More

High profile Nigerians threatening to kill me, EFCC chair Bawa alerts

June 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Tuesday, disclosed that he has been receiving death threats from high profile Nigerians since he became the chairman of the commission. The EFCC boss who stated this while featuring on Sunrise Daily programme on Channels Television said corruption does fight back. It could be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

NBA condemns EFCC brutality, demands justice for member

June 10, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch (Unity Bar), has condemned in strong terms the brutal treatment and ill reception of the chairman, Makurdi branch, Mr. Justin Gbagir, by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A signed statement by its secretary, Prince Adebiyi Adetosoye, demanded that the officers responsible for the brutality be brought to book, while Read More

EFCC denies assaulting Benue NBA chairman

June 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Makurdi Branch, Justin Gbagir, that he was assaulted and brutalised by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Commission. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwijaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The EFCC wishes to inform the public that claims Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

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EFCC nabs security coy’s executive over N128m scam in Ibadan

May 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly defrauding people of over N128, 000, 000 in an investment scheme. The Commission in a statement on Friday stated that the man identified as Amos Olugbenga Olaniyan was arrested following a series of petitions by his unsuspected victims. According to EFCC, Read More

‘N1. 5trn fraud’: NIMASA DG writes EFCC, says Nigeria’s image at stake

May 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate spurious allegations of a purported trace of N1.5 trillion and over $9 million dollars to accounts belonging to him in Fidelity and Access banks, respectively.  The allegations, which have been trending on the social Read More

N1. 5trn allegations: NIMASA DG writes EFCC to wade in

May 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has requested the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) investigate spurious allegations of a purported trace of the sum of N1.5 trillion and over $9 million dollars to accounts belonging to him in Fidelity and Access banks respectively. The allegations, which has been trending on the Read More

EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo

May 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, in the early hours of Tuesday arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters. The EFCC said the arrested suspects, including a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. EFCC stated  that the 22-year-old former soldier as well as the other suspects Read More

Senate probes CCT chairman over assault on security man

April 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has put machinery in motion for full investigation into allegation of assault by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal ( CTT), Danladi Umar. Umar had shown in a viral video recently, was alleged to have physically assaulted  one Clement Sagwak at  the popular Banex Shopping Plaza in Abuja.  Drawing the attention of the Senate  to the Read More

Dokpesi: EFCC should resist political manipulation – Atiku

April 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to resist all forms of political manipulation. Atiku, in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Friday expressed joy and solidarity over the acquittal of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of Ray Read More

Magu: Court restrains EFCC from harassing, arresting Ozekhome

March 18, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A federal high court in Abuja, has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN. Ozekhome allegedly incurred the agency’s wrath for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. But in a judgment on delivered on Thursday by Justice Inyang Ekwo, he held that Read More

Nigerian bankers must declare assets before June 2021 – EFCC chairman

March 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 The chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, said Tuesday that bankers operating in the country must declare their assets before June 2021 in accordance with the provisions of Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act.Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammed  Buhari. “Going Read More

EFCC produces new document against Sen. Shehu Sani

March 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A new document indicting former Senator, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani was Monday tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja. The embattled former lawmaker is facing a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. The charges were slammed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At the resumed trial Monday, a Read More

Group tasks EFCC on Ebonyi govt, condemns neglect of Airport project victims, insecurity

March 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

  The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has asked the new leadership of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under Abdulrasheed Bawa to beam  its search light on the activities of Ebonyi state government, described as ‘shrouded in secrecy.’ The group also condemned what it called “abandonment of Ezza natives in Okaleru, Ezza North Local Government Read More

PDP charges Bawa to restore professionalism in EFCC

March 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulraheed Bawa, to re-engineer and restore professionalism in the anti-graft agency. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan urges Bawa to avoid the pitfalls of his immediate predecessor in office, by resisting all partisan pressures to use the agency Read More

Breaking: Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Boss

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

After just two hours, the Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission. Bawa was accompanied into the Senate Chambers by his family members and political associates. The 40-year-old has worked with the anti-graft agency for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering expert. During his screening, Bawa assured the federal Read More

EFCC: Court sentence 22-yr-old secondary school dropout for impersonation in Ibadan

February 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan Tuesday sentenced a 22-year- old internet fraudster, Mathew Daniel Ogwuche to seven months in prison for impersonation. Justice Patricia Ajoku, committed Mathew to prison after finding him guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The court sentenced the 22-year-old Read More

Happening now: Bawa storms Senate, set to be confirmed youngest EFCC Boss

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

The newly appointed acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa is currently at the Senate. The 40-year-old Bawa, the first career officer of the commission to be appointed will be meant to face Lawmakers at the upper chamber for screening on Wednesday. His screening is happening amidst applause and criticisms from various quarters since President Muhammadu Read More