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NDLEA arrests 362 suspected drugs traffickers in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 362 illicit drug suspects and traffickers between June 2018 and May 2019.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump refuses to apologise to Central Park Five over wrongful conviction

Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying "they admitted their guilt".
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC secures 1,204 convictions in four years

An estimated 1,204 convictions have been secured since 2015, Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Tuesday.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC secured 1,207 convictions in over four years

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has declared the agency has secured 1, 207 convictions in four years and five months.

Senator-elect Orji Kalu: Why President Buhari should intervene in Adams Oshiomhole, John Oyegun’s feud

Senator-elect Abia North Constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the rift between former National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie–Oyegun, and the current chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC: US report on anti-graft war false, misleading

The EFCC has responded to a US government agency report which said the Buhari administration condones corruption and impunity.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti to conduct psychiatric test on rapists, publish photos on website

As part of the efforts to tackle rapists and child abusers in Ekiti State, the government will henceforth conduct compulsory psychiatric test on offenders and publish their names and photographs on the website of the state Ministry of Justice.

Senegal president wins re-election with 58 per cent vote

Senegal President, Macky Sall, won re-election with 58 per cent of votes cast in last Sunday’s poll, the electoral commission said Thursday.

Senegal votes with incumbent Macky Sall confident of first-round win

Senegal votes Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall looks confident to win in the first round after his main challengers were banned from running in the West African country's ballot.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC secures 40 convictions in January

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it recorded a landmark 40 convictions in January 2019 alone.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I lent EFCC N300 million to kick off in 2004

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he came to the financial rescue of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when it was launched in 2004.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC determined to secure more convictions in 2019

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has assured that the commission will intensify efforts at ensuring that more convictions are secured in 2019.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC convicts 312 corrupt persons in 2018

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it had convicted no fewer than 312 corrupt Nigerians in 2018.
national assembly abuja

CSOs: National Assembly’s delay in confirming 60 nominees undermines fight against corruption

Some Civil Society Organisations on Wednesday said the National Assembly’s delay in confirming the 60 nominees for leadership positions across various agencies was undermining governance and the fight against corruption in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari: ICT shores up Nigeria second quarter growth by 11.81 percent

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector alone accounted for 11.81 percent of Nigeria’s economic growth in the second quarter of 2018, a development that showed a marginal increase of 1.81 percent growth when compared to that of 2017.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’

The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia.

EFCC recovers N1.6 billion, confiscates five million litres of petroleum products

Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has recovered N1.6b (one point six billion naira) cash from fraudsters in the third quarter of 2018.
President Buhari participates at the 58th Independence Day Celebration at Eagle's Square Abuja on 1st Oct 2018 6

Muhammadu Buhari sets out pitch for re-election in keynote speech

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday made his final independence day address to the nation before elections next year, effectively setting out his government's manifesto as he seeks a second term.

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