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President Buhari orders prosecution of NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick over alleged multi-billion fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the prosecution of the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, over an alleged multi-billion scam in the organisation.
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.

Jailed Senator Dariye still receiving salaries and allowances in prison

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye, is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, according to reports.
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: Diezani Alison-Madueke being protected by foreign law enforcement agencies

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says he would have loved to arrest a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, but she is being protected by foreign law enforcement agencies.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC, DSS, Police ordered to produce Diezani Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

A Federal High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo sues radio presenter for N1 billion over Bola Ige’s death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sued an online journalist and radio presenter, Mr. Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, for N1billion.

Femi Falana writes AGF, seeks power to prosecute seven over alleged N170 million fraud

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, seeking powers to prosecute Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Zinox Group and Technology Distributions Limited (TD), Chris Eze Ozims, along with six others, for alleged fraud.
Ayodele Fayose

EFCC gets court order to detain Ayodele Fayose for two weeks

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks new DSS chief to release ex-NSA Dasuki, others

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Matthew Seiyefa, reminding the new acting-director-general of the Department of State Services that many Nigerians are still in custody of the secret police without trial and despite court orders for their unconditional release.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government orders AGF to fast-track decongestion of prisons in Nigeria

The Federal Government has directed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to fast-track the decongestion of prisons and set up a stakeholders committee to that effect.

Court: Ekiti white paper can’t bar Kayode Fayemi from contesting elections

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari division, has voided the report of the Commission of Enquiry set up by Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, which barred Kayode Fayemi from holding public office for 10 years.

Fake ICAN certificate lands civil servant in prison

A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja, has sentenced a civil servant in the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, James Lebi, to two years imprisonment for using fake Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, certificate to gain promotion in his office.

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen swears in seven new judges of FCT high court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday swore in seven newly appointed judges of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court with a charge to them to redeem the image of the judiciary.

Court refuses to stop APC national convention

A court action instituted by aggrieved members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to stop the National Convention of the party slated for Saturday in Abuja, failed Wednesday, as Justice Sylvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court declined their requests.

EFCC: Ex-Governors Nyame, Dariye’s convictions show we aren’t selective

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has said recent convictions it secured show it is not partisan as alleged by some Nigerians.

EFCC arraigns five health ministry employees for ‘$4m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday arraigned five employees of the ministry of health for an alleged $4 million fraud.

Jailed Senator Dariye begs prosecutor for mercy

A former governor of Plateau state, Senator Joshua Dariye, who was handed a 14-year jail sentence on Tuesday, begged for mercy at the federal capital territory high court (FCT) where he was convicted.

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Maduka Okoye: Super Eagles camp experience amazing

Germany-based Super Eagles goal keeper Maduka Okoye has described his National team camp experience over the last couple of months as an amazing one.
Daniel Akpeyi was back in training on Thursday with Kaizer Chiefs after he returned from international duty with Nigeria.

Super Eagles goalie Daniel Akpeyi returns to Kaizer Chiefs training

Daniel Akpeyi was back in training on Thursday with Kaizer Chiefs after he returned from international duty with Nigeria.
The Permanent Secretary, Mohammad Lawal Shehu Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who identified lack of improved seedling as major challenge faced by farmers in the state charged the farmers to redouble their efforts to sustain Nigeria as a nation which can feed it population without interventions of foreign countries.

Federal government to unify over 198,000 farmers in Kebbi for regular interventions

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has charged various farmers Associations in Kebbi State to converged under the umbrella of All Farmers Association (AFAN) for proper interventions and regulations by federal government.
Yekini Nabena

APC chieftain tasks Bayelsa government on speedy transition

Mr Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Gov. Seriake Dickson to begin to make plans for his exit by immediately constituting a transition committee.
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 arraigns lawyer for ‘N21 million fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Makurdi zonal office, on Thursday, arraigned one Benki Iortyom Womboh, a lawyer at Federal High Court, Makurdi, Plateau State.