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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.

Anambra election: EFCC urged to check the profile of aspirants

Ahead of Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November this year, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged to investigate the profile of the aspirants.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

Bill limiting tenure of EFCC acting chairman to six months, own 0.05% of recovered...

A bill seeking to limit the tenure of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to only 6 months have passed for second reading at the House of Representatives.

Israel reaffirms leading role in water recycling globally

Harpaz Gazi, Charge d’Affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria has reaffirmed his country’s leading role in water recycling globally.
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on Monday, March 8, 2021, charged all staff of the Commission to be disciplined and dedicated to their duties.

EFCC boss tasks staff on professionalism

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has charged the staff of the commission to be disciplined and discharge their duties with utmost professionalism.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly leadership sued over ‘missing N4.4 billion NASS funds’

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, have been sued over “their failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three annual audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”
Minister of Industry,Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo (right); Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari; President Muhammadu Buhari; Director General of WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; CDA, NATO, Dr. Adamu Mohammed Abdulhamid and Amb /CDA Mustapha Tunde Mukaila during a courtesy visit byOkonjo-Iweala to the President in Abuja.

WTO chief’s visit, highpoint of ‘loaded’ presidential week

The visit of the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, (WTO) marked the highpoint of a week of loaded engagements for President Muhamadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: EFCC can mandate bank MDs, executives to declare assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of all laws relating to economic and financial crimes, Africa’s leading human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has said.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

EFCC chief warns ‘whistleblowers’

The Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed concern about the activities of supposed whistleblowers who mislead the agency through false information.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

AU confers governace awards on Sokoto governor

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights.
Daniel Onjeh

House resolution suspending PRODA boss illegal – board chairman

Embattled Chairman of the Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has dismissed a resolution by the House of Representatives, urging for the suspension of Acting Director-General of PRODA, Fabian Okonkwo, as of no legal effect.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns ex-Ekiti governor’s ‘N6.9 billion fraud’ trial until April 26

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, adjourned until April 26, the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with alleged N6.9 billion money laundering.
The operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday arrested the Head of Sales for Procter and Gamble Company, Mr. Emmanuel Chigozie Eze, 35, for allegedly embezzling over N20 million company funds.

EFCC nabs company worker over diversion of N20 million

The operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday arrested the Head of Sales for Procter and Gamble Company, Mr. Emmanuel Chigozie Eze, 35, for allegedly embezzling over N20 million company funds, which he claimed to have spent on online sports betting.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Judge warns EFCC against fact distortion in Shehu Sani’s fraud trial

A judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Inyang Ekwo, has warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against distortion of facts in respect of the ongoing trial of a former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, for fraud.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Student jailed after pleading guilty to internet fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced a student, Glory Pelumi, to six months imprisonment following his guilty plea to two counts of cheating and possession of fraudulent documents.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine disrupts vaccination campaigns

The spate of concerns over COVID-19 vaccines and the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, in particular, is fast constituting a threat to vaccination campaign plans globally.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Federal high court redeployes judges nationwide

The Federal High Court has reshuffled its judges across its 36 divisions in the country.

EFCC closes ‘N338.8 million money laundering’ case against ex-Lagos speaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, closed its case in a N333.8 million money laundering charge against former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji.
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on Monday, March 8, 2021, charged all staff of the Commission to be disciplined and dedicated to their duties.

EFCC directs banks staff to declare assets, gives deadline

EFCC chairman Abdulrashed Bawa on Tuesday told reporters at the Presidential Villa that the move is part of measures to sanitise the nation’s financial system and block loopholes exploited by unscrupulous players to undermine the Nigerian economy through money laundering and illicit financial flows.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Court adjourns Shehu Sani’s trial to May 24

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday adjourned to May 24 and 25, trial of a former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Monitoring and evaluation vital in tracking fight against corruption

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says monitoring and evaluation is vital in tracking the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

2023: Ogoni, Kalabari leaders plot power shift in Rivers

Some leaders of Ogoni and Kalabari, two of the major ethnic groups in Rivers have vowed to ensure that that there is ‘power shift’ in the State in 2023.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly: Impeached deputy speaker, lawmaker behind EFCC petition on alleged N2.4 million fraud

The Ondo state House of Assembly has fingered the impeached deputy speaker Rt Hon Iroju Ogundeji and one other lawmaker as the petitioners of the phony N2.4 m fraud in the assembly.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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APC group urges Buhari to revisit ex-President Jonathan’s Confab report

National Chairman, Congress of Democrats (CD), a pressure group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bola Ajimuda, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider revisiting the recommendations of the National Constitutional Conference enpanelled by former President Goodluck Jonathan, in 2014.
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Delta APC rejects result of Isoko North by-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the result of April 10, Isoko North Constituency by-election in Delta, describing it as a charade and not true reflection of the process.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Ahmed Musa’s Pillars move won’t change league title race – Jude Steven

Kwara United attacking midfielder Jude Steven has stated that the capture of Ahmed Musa by NPFL side Kano Pillars will not change the pendulum of the league title push.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Unpatriotic citizens made Twitter snub Nigeria for Ghana

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has blamed unpatriotic Nigerians for being the reason why social networking service, Twitter, decided to make Ghana its African headquarters.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.