Home Topics Convictions

Convictions

Gay Pride

Malaysia jails five men for attempting gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning, and fines for attempting gay sex, media and rights group said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC considers rehabilitating internet fraudsters

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency, made this known while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos, on Thursday.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: Governors afraid of organising flamboyant parties because of EFCC

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that some state governors are afraid of organising flamboyant parties because of the commission’s eagle eyes.
Said Bouteflika, widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013, went on trial on Monday alongside two former intelligence chiefs and a political party head.

Ex-president’s brother jailed 15 years in Algeria

An Algerian military court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.
NSCDC

NSCDC nabs four alleged illegal oil dealers in Abia

The Abia command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Umuahia has arrested four men for allegedly dealing in illegal petroleum products.
Cardinal George Pell is taken from the court in Melbourne, Australia, back to jail after his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions was dismissed. James Ross-AAP

Australian court upholds Catholic cardinal’s sex abuse verdict

An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.

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.

Recent Stories

PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

Onyeama explained that the recent Corporate Award of Excellence to the airline by University of Ibadan was in recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights.