Just ordinary 80 billion naira

May 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s economic crimes agency arrested the country’s accountant general over charges of diverting public funds and money laundering to the tune of 80 billion naira. ORDINARY 80billion! At about the same time anoda tory burst. Follow me hear as The Guardian take report am; Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arrested the former Managing Director of the Read More

EFCC tasks MDAs on fight against economic crimes

May 20, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for more collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies, (MDAs) in the fight against economic and financial crimes. The call was made in Abuja, Wednesday, by the commission’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Sambo Maiyana Muazu at a two-day sensitisation programme on the Eagle Eye application for assistant directors of the Federal Ministry Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests ex-NDDC boss over N47bn ‘fraud’

May 18, 2022 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, over alleged diversion of funds. He was said to have been arrested for diverting up to N47 billion through registered contractors of NDDC. Details loading…

N130m fraud: EFCC arrests former Speaker, Olubunmi Etteh

May 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs Etteh is accused of fraudulently handling the N130m solar street light project in Akwa Ibom state. Details are still sketchy on the issue but She was speaker of the House of Representatives for five months, between June Read More

Breaking: EFCC nabs AGF, Ahmed Idris, for N80bn ‘fraud’

May 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  Monday, arrested the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering  activities to the tune of N80billiong. A press statement by the EFCC, Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said, “The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF  raked off the Read More

Breaking: Ex-EFCC chairman, Magu, now AIG, Police commission’s new promotion reveals

May 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The immediate past acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been promoted to the level of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has eventually revealed. The PSC also confirmed the appointment of Deputy Inspector Genreal of Police (DIG) John Ogbonnaya Amadi, just as the commission approved the appointment of Zama Bala Read More

EFCC arrests 30 internet fraud suspects in Ado-Ekiti, 4 in Ilorin

April 27, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tuesday, arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state. The suspects, comprising of 28 males and two females, were arrested at different locations in Ado-Ekiti based on credible intelligence obtained by the command. EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement issued Wednesday, Read More

N3.6bn pension fund: Railway pensioners seek Buhari, EFCC’s intervention

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Retirees of the Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to urgently intervene and find out why the NRC management allegedly refused to pay their N3,637,00billion pensions and entitlements. The pensioners who are members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), also claimed the money meant Read More

At last, Cubana Chief Priest breaks silence after EFCC ordeal

April 5, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

Politician and Businessman, Pascal Chubuike Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, has finally broken silence after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was reported on Saturday night that the socialite was arrested by the commission over allegations of tax fraud. He was said to have been apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Read More

‘$9.8m money laundering’: EFCC to appeal ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu’s acquittal

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it would appeal the ruling by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, quashing the money laundering charges against a former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Thursday in Abuja, said Yakubu Read More

Obasanjo indictment: Are EFCC and ICPC becoming irrelevant?By Olujide Mayowa

March 28, 2022 Olujide Mayowa 0

There is no bigger indictment in recent times than the one delivered recently by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, – the two state agencies he created while in office to fight corruption. These agencies, gradually turning to instruments of blackmail and sensational media Read More

Buhari advises EFCC against getting involved in politics…Commends Commission on recovery of looted funds

March 25, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to avoid being used for partisan politics or getting dragged into personal disputes. He rather urged the Commission to focus on serving the nation to entrench good governance. The president, who gave the advice at the Unveiling of the EFCC Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and Read More

Breaking: EFCC grants ex-Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, bail

March 21, 2022 Editor 0

The chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has disclosed that the detained former governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano has been granted administrative bail. Bawa who spoke on Monday said already both the commission and Obiano are perfecting bail details. Details loading…

VIDEO: Watch as Willie Obiano spends 4th night in EFCC custody

March 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Immediate past governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, has now spent four nights in the custody of the Economic Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) over alleged misapropriation of fund. Obiano was earlier seen in a leaked video drinking water while in the custody. He was arrested on Thursday. This was just hours after Obiano handed over as governor of the Read More

At last, EFCC breaks silence on Willie Obiano

March 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says former Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra is currently in its custody undergoing interrogation after his arrest on Thursday. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFFC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. He said Obiano who arrested at Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests ‘fleeing’ Willie Obiano at Lagos airport

March 17, 2022 Editor 0

Hours after handing over to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as governor on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos. Obiano, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist for months, was arrested at about 8.30pm, Blueprint gathered. The former governor was reportedly on his way out Read More

Bawa’s scorecard at EFCC, one year after

March 9, 2022 Dele Oyewale 0

Victor-Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist and essayist, died more than two centuries ago but there still stands some immortal and memorial thoughts he blessed the world with before his demise in 1885.Hugo said that: ” There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come”. These thoughts bear Read More

Is Amadin Aideyan truly bigger than EFCC

March 3, 2022 Eneh John 0

Years after Amadin Aideyan allegedly committed unpardonable fraud against the state, and was alleged to have forged documents and signature to withdraw funds from the First Bank account 2000697578, 2000697585, 2000681696, 2000682325, 3001513489 and 2003825259 of Late. Pa S.A Aideyan, he has continued to walk freely without further arrest. In Jan of 2015, a petition was filed at the EFCC Read More

CBN kicks against new money laundering laws

February 17, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Thursday kicked against plan by the Senate to enact new anti-money laundering laws without required amendments on the existing Money Laundering (Prevention ) Act 2011. Similarly, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Attorney – General of the Federation  Abubakar Malami(SAN) also  disagreed on the proposed establishment of proceeds of crimes commission. Divergent positions Read More

EFCC arrests ‘media aide to gov’, 25 others over internet fraud

February 15, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Ibadan zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 26 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan. The EFCC said in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan that the arrested internet fraudsters included a fake personal assistant to Oyo state governor on media matter. EFCC stated that the arrested internet fraudsters were nabbed Read More

Court remands Rep member in EFCC custody over ‘fraud’

February 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

FCT high court Maitama, Thursday, remanded a member of the House of Representatives, Gabriel Saleh Zock, for alleged land fraud of N185 million. The embattled lawmaker is representing Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency of Kaduna state in the Green Chamber. Zock was arraigned by the EFCC on a-two-count bordering on fraud. While giving the order on Thursday, Justice Halilu Yusuf held that Read More

EFCC detains, grills VON DG, Osita Okechukwu, over ‘abuse of office, N1.3bn misappropriation’

January 29, 2022 Editor 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Mr. Osita Okechukwu is currently being interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday. This is happening after the country’s anti-graft agency reportedly detained the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain over alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N1.3billion. Already, Read More

EFCC’s recoveries, national economy and matters arising

January 24, 2022 Tony Amokeodo 0

 With its humongous N152billion and $386million recoveries in 2021, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is raising the bar as one of the boosters of Nigerian economy. For an economy that is rising from the ashes of COVID-19 pandemic and its associated convulsions, an injection of N152billion and $386million into its covers,  through recoveries, by the EFCC deserves more Read More