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Naira bounces back after days of depreciation

The naira appreciated against the dollar on Friday after days of panic buying amid speculations that the Nigerian central bank may devalue the local currency.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari receives report on impacts of coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

CBN: Market unfavourable for Naira devaluation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says market fundamentals do not support Naira devaluation this time around.

CBN: Nigeria won’t devalue Naira

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Thursday night said it has enough foreign exchange reserves to maintain the current value of the naira and warned currency speculators to stop rumour mongering and causing panic in the market.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.
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 quizzes seven Edo council officials over alleged corruption

Seven officials of Esan North East local government area of Edo state have been quizzed been by the Benin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegation of corrupt practices as they were alleged to have connived with the council chairman, Augustine Okoibhole to defraud the council.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON seeks judiciary’s support on debtors’ BVN

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has approached the judicial arm of the country to enable it to access bank details of its debtors, after been given the power to do so under the AMCON (Amendment) Act 2019, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chieftain urges EFCC, NFIU to freeze Bayelsa government accounts

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has pleaded with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to immediately investigate and freeze Bayelsa State Government bank accounts over the alleged illegal withdrawal and diversion of N17.5 billion.

GIABA strengthens EFCC’s capacity to fight money laundering

In its determination to boost the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in West Africa, the Inter-Governmental Action against Money laundering in West Africa, GIABA, between Monday September 23 and Friday exposed officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to latest Anti-Money laundering and countering financing of terrorism trends.

Ibrahim Magu: North-East NGOs require EFCC clearance to move cash

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has called on the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, to ensure that humanitarian organisations moving cash in the North-East secure clearance from the commission in order to check terrorists financing.
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.
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.

PSC charges security agencies to investigate leakage of NFIU letter to banks

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) yesterday charged security agencies in the country to leave no stone unturned in investigating how a letter by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to commercial banks requesting the account details of principal government officers was leaked.

Federal government constitutes inter-agency taskforce on recovery N5 trillion AMCON debt

The Federal Government has inaugurated an inter-agency committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering over N5 trillion Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) debts.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

AMCON debt: VP Osinbajo constitutes inter-agency taskforce on recovery

The federal government has inaugurated an inter-agency committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering over N5 trillion Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) debts.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We’ll spare nobody in $9.6 billion P&ID failed deal

Malami told journalists in Abuja that although security agencies had interrogated many prominent personalities in connection with the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court, many more would soon be invited for questioning in order to get to the root of the matter.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

PDP governors back Atiku Abubakar’s decision to appeal tribunal verdict

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday threw their weight behind the decision of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) which upheld INEC’s declaration of Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential poll.
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.

NFIU denies requesting bank details of federal lawmakers, judges, others

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has stated that it did not write to banks demanding the bank accounts of leaders of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.
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.

NFIU: We have access to bank accounts of all public officers

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.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.