Surviving in drought: Youths and the new status symbol

March 30, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

It was Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, who in his famous book Leviathan that described life as ‘nasty, brutish and short’ where the scramble for survival is the order of the day, where human adopts any possible means to exercise power over the other to feather his nest in pursuit of personal agenda – purely driven by survival instinct. For Read More

Group tasks CBN, EFCC, others on insider abuse in Banks

March 23, 2021 David Agba 0

The Igbo World Assembly (IWA) has tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the other regulatory and enforcement agencies to reduce to the barest minimum the rising cases of insider abuse in the Nigerian financial system.This is even as IWA urged the apex bank and the anti-graft agency to compel Access Bank Plc Read More

SERAP sues NASS over ‘missing N4.4bn funds’, Senate probes N2.8bn unaccounted service wide vote

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker  House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to urgently probe and recover a purported missing N4.4billion public fund appropriated to the National Assembly. The organisation, in the mandamus application lodged at the registry of the Federal High Court Abuja, said it Read More

$1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery rehabilitation suspicious – Atiku

March 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the $1.5 billion approved by the federal government towards the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery as suspicious. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the $1.5 billion to put the Port Harcourt refinery back to full capacity production and utilisation. Reacting to this, Atiku in a statement, Thursday said “Nigeria’s economy 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

As EFCC forces bankers to declare assets…

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Guloma 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, has ordered bankers to declare their assets. He said the order is in accordance with the provisions of the Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act. Speaking in Abuja, recently, the EFCC chairman said: “Going forward, we are going on to do our best to ensure that this Read More

Ibadan: EFCC arraigns 68-yr-old man over N25m land scam

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A 68-year- old man was Wednesday arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan by the zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N25 million land scam. Arraigning the man, Ezekiel Oluwadare James, before Justice Patricia Ajoku, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under pretence, EFCC stated that the offence 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

FSMLT: EFCC witness tells court how Etukudo laundered N349m

March 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday tendered additional documents before the Plateau state High Court in support of its prosecution of the provost of School of Medical Laboratory Technology (FSMLT), Jos, Dr Nkereuwem Sunday-Etukudo and four others, over alleged money laundry. The EFCC witness Abdurazaq Salau, said he investigated the alleged N400 million laundered by the defendants and 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

NANS charges new EFCC boss on conscientious service

March 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has charged the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on conscientious service. The group urged him to make history as the youngest chairman ever, by rendering impeccable service to the nation. This was contained in a press statement issued Monday by the chairman, NANS Ogun chapter, Comrade Read More

Group drags EFCC to court, demands arrest, prosecution of Aiteo Chairman

February 27, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has filed a suit against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit filed on Friday, the group is seeking the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Benedict Peters. Peters is currently the Chairman, Aiteo Group of Companies. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/239/2021 and filed at the Federal High Read More

EFCC chair: Arewa youth hail Buhari, tasks Bawa on superior performance

February 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a youth, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), just as the Forum tasked the new EFCC boss to “go after all criminals.” Bawa, 40, was appointed by President Buhari to take over the EFCC leadership mantle from the suspended Ibrahim Read More

Curbing criminalities through internet

February 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The interconnections between national security and the economy have grown as globalisation and economic integration have increased over the last decades. For an open economy like Nigeria, these interconnections manifest themselves both as opportunities and possible threats to national security. Over the last decade, economic security has become a key strategic priority of the Nigerian government, with the connection between Read More

N2billion Fraud: Court dismisses Maina’s request for fresh bail

February 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, refused to grant fresh bail to the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Ruling on the matter, the judge, Okon Abang, said Mr Maina, who jumped bail last year, “has disappointed the court,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. He said the defendant, who is being 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

EFCC docks 46-yr-old socialite over N35m scam

February 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office Monday arraigned a 46- year- old socialite in court over an alleged N35 million scam. The 46-year- old socialite, Mary Maisirat Akerele, was arraigned before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun state High court sitting in Abeokuta, on a five count charge bordering on alleged stealing to the tune of Read More

FG to arraign National Social Investment programmes violators

February 19, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, Friday, warned that the ministry would hand over any independent monitor found violating objectives of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) to the law enforcement agents for prosecution. Farouq, who stated this at Awka, during the training of 150 personnel engaged to monitor the NSIP Read More

NYCN tasks govs on youth inclusion in governance

February 18, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Wednesday presented an award of recognition to Governor Yahaya Bello as the “Doyen and Mentor of Nigerian Youths” just as the group called on other governors to do the same in their respective states. The award was in appreciation of Governor Bello’s youth inclusion in governance as well as support and advocacy for Read More

EFCC: IPMAN, BCO commend Buhari’s nomination of Bawa

February 17, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Mr. Abdurasheed Bawa awaiting Senate confirmation as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received commendation. The commendation was made in separate releases by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), and the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO). IPMAN president, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo said the petroleum sector is also at the Read More

Prove Buhari’s confidence in youth, group tells EFCC boss-nominee

February 17, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

As reactions continue to trail the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairmanof the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Coalition of Northern Ethnic Youth Leaders (CONNELY) has urged the new appointee to justify the trust of President Muhammadu Buhari in youth in building a new Nigeria. The group in a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Comrade Yusuf Read More

EFCC storms Zamfara APC chieftain’s residence, marks house

February 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Sokoto zonal office Tuesday morning stormed the personal residence of gubernatorial candidate on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last 2019 elections, Aminu Sani Jajan. The EFCC operatives marked the whole fencing around the house with ‘EFCC under investigation, keep off’. Our correspondent who visited the scene at Tudun Wada Read More

Youth Council hails nomination of Bawa as EFCC chair, demands speedy confirmation

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described Abdulrasheed Bawa as a “world class crime buster” whose services as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are greatly needed to advance the fight against corruption in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday sent the nomination of 40-year-old Bawa to the Senate for confirmation, saying the request Read More

EFCC arrests 39 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Osun, Ogun

February 10, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 39 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ were Wednesday paraded by the  Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the 39 suspected Yahoo boys were arrested by its  operatives on Tuesday, February, 9. EFCC stressed that 10 of the suspects were arrested at Ilesha, Osun Read More