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

Ibadan: EFCC docks 30-yr-old ex-banker for ‘N3.2m fraud’

June 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A 30-year-old ex-banker Aminat Odunmide was on Thursday arraigned before Justice Uche Agomo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The ex-banker was arraigned on an eight count charge bordering on forgery, alleged defrauding and stealing of N3,200,000 (Three Million, Two Hundred Naira). EFCC alleged that the ex-banker “deposited same into Read More

On-going EFCC fraud case predates Nami’s appointment, says FIRS

June 23, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has commenced the hearing of a case of fraud involving some ex-directors and some members of staff of the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS). The members of staff are answering charges concerning embezzling Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) approved by the erstwhile management. They were arraigned on a 42-count charge bordering on corruption, fraud and Read More

Asset Declaration: CBN extends deadline to Bank CEOs, top executives

June 21, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has extended the deadline giving to Bank CEOs, and top executives to submit their asset declaration form to June ending from the earlier June 14 deadline that has passed. The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, had initially in March given top bankers, among others, till June 1, 2021, to declare their assets in line with 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

ALGON factional president in EFCC net over N5.2bn fund

June 10, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday summoned Mr. Alabi Akolade David, a factional president of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) over alleged misappropriation of N5. 2 billion belonging to the association. Mr. David, who leads a faction of ALGON, has been locked in a battle of supremacy with the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of 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

EFCC arrests 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

June 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last Friday, arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan,Tuesday, the suspects were arrested at Alaro, Sango, Agbaje Ijokoro, and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud. EFCC stressed that 34 of Read More

Audit report: Senate panel indicts 59 MDAs

June 9, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC) has indicted 59 out of 114 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) queried by the Office of Auditor General of Federation. The Senate after the conclusion of part 1 of 2015 Office of Auditor General Report, slated the report for consideration on Tuesday as listed on the order paper, but later deferred the consideration 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

Why we want Fashina out as FUOYE VC – Group

May 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Coordinator Media Monitors for Good Governance in Nigeria, Otumba Olusegun Monday Folorunso, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Professor Abayomi Sunday Fashina for allegedly committing many offences, including collecting double salary. Folorunso, who is also the executive-secretary Media Monitors Ombudsman Initiative, in an exclusive interview with Blueprint, Read More

Breaking: EFCC quizzes former Kwara gov

May 17, 2021 Editor 0

The immediate past Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, is facing interrogation at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Abuja. Blueprint gathered that the former governor has been in EFCC custody as his interrogation continues. Details coming…

Insecurity: FG warns against influx of inmates into custodial centres

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has warned against the influx of more inmates into the Nigeria custodial centres as a result of increased insecurity and criminality across the country. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this development should prompt the leadership of the nation’s Correctional facilities not only to be proactive and vigilant, but alive to their responsibilities to defend the Read More

EFCC arrests 33 suspected Yahoo boys in Abeokuta

April 30, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 33 suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ in Abeokuta, Ogun state. EFCC said the suspects were apprehended at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta following actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities. In a Read More

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on Secondus, others

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee (NWC). In recent times, there have been calls for the resignation of the embattled PDP Chairman. Only last Monday, the former Edo State Commissioner of Information, Prince Kauaim Afegbau petitioned the Economic Financial Crime Read More

EFCC arrests 5 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ibadan

April 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office on Friday arrested five suspected Internet fraudsters in Ibadan. The Commission in a statement in Ibadan said among the arrested suspects is one Ayomide Samuel Adebowale who trades in Bitcoin for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Others arrested alongside Adebowale were Philip Gabriel, Mayowa Jolaoso Segun, Babatunde Segun Adeyinka 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

Updated: Ex-Imo Gov Okorocha arrested by EFCC operatives

April 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested, Premium Times can authoritatively report. Okorocha was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House private office in Abuja, sources familiar with the matter told this medium. The former governor was arrested after a five-hour standoff with Read More

Breaking: EFCC grills Okorocha

April 13, 2021 Editor 0

Former Governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha was on Tuesday arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. EFCC Head of media and publicity Wilson Uwujaren has already confirmed the latest development, but he didn’t provide reasons for his arrest. Okorocha’s arrest is coming weeks after operatives of the Imo State Police Command arrested Read More

EFCC highly rated in business law enforcement worldwide – Chairman

April 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday said the commission is rated highly among its peers in the business of law enforcement across the globe. Mr Bawa who stated this in Ibadan while speaking during his visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission said he is confident that the future Read More

Revisiting CBN ban on cryptocurrency transactions

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

On February 5 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a circular addressed to banks and other financial institutions with the directive that transactions in cryptocurrencies and facilitating payment for cryptocurrency exchanges were prohibited. The CBN further instructed all banks and other financial institutions to identify individuals or entities that transact in cryptocurrency or operate cryptocurrency exchanges and close Read More

‘N544m fraud’: Ex-SGF Babachir asks court to reject EFCC documents

April 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, Thursday, asked a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to reject a document from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Lawal said the computer generated documents sought by the agency were to be tendered as exhibits against him in the N544 million contract fraud trial. The Read More

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

April 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC)  Ibadan zonal officeon Friday arrested 34 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan and Lagos. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan stated that 24 of the arrested Yahoo Boys were apprehended in Ibadan at their hideout in Apete area of the town. The commission maintained that the remaining 10  Read More