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Ibrahim Magu failed to account for interest on N550 billion recovered loot – panel

A prior presidential panel, which investigated the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, indicted him, a report has alleged.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

World Press Freedom Day: AGF commends journalists for defending Nigeria’s democracy

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Sunday commended the Nigerian media for its developmental role and sustenance of democracy through its numerous reportage.

Aggrieved shareholders write UK agency to stop sale of Nigerian bank subsidiary

Aggrieved Nigerian shareholders have approached the British Financial Conduct Authority to urgently stop the sale of Union Bank UK PLC, a subsidiary of Union Bank of Nigeria pending the conclusion of the investigation of how no fewer than 65,000 Nigerian shareholders of the bank were dispossessed of their shares.
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Amotekun: No room for regional army in Nigeria – AGF

Despite street protests and widespread outpouring of regional support for it, the Federal Government for the second time in less than two weeks, declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which had no license to operate in the country.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

AGF: Operation Amotekun remains an illegal entity

For the second time in about a week, the Federal Government has declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which can never be allowed to stand.

Colonel Dasuki makes first court appearance after his release

The immediate-past former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from detention.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

AGF: Operation Amotekun is illegal, unconstitutional

A statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media and Public Relations (Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice), Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu said: “The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.”

EFCC seizes Allen Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US.
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Nigeria becomes first West African country to use 5G technology

MTN Nigeria Plc yesterday announced that Nigeria has become the first country in West Africa to try 5G technology and applications.
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, ICPC stripped of powers to seize assets in corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other allied bodies have been stripped of the powers to seize assets of people being investigated and such powers transferred to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Court fixes date for AGF report on $9.5 million FIFA grant

Justice Peter Affen had earlier fixed October 22 for ruling on the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, to join the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

Sex for Grades: Federal government to collaborate with police, NUC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will begin collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Universities Commission to curb cases of sexual harassment in universities. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will begin collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Universities Commission to curb cases of sexual harassment in universities.
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#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore to be arraigned Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Ex-AGF: Why ex-President Jonathan refused to prosecute President Buhari over post elections violence, certificate...

Adoke said in the new book due for launch any moment from now, that the Jonathan administration was further restrained from arresting and prosecuting Buhari because of its strong belief that doing so would only create more trouble in the land.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko: I’m working to strengthen, rid judiciary of corruption

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, declared on Monday that the future of the Nigerian judiciary under his watch is bright.

Presidency: Why Obla was fired

Controversial Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, was fired by the Presidency over multiple factors, chief among them questions over his certificates and illegal actions taken by him, which seriously embarrassed the Federal Government, a top source said last night.
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: OAGF has constitutional power to takeover any criminal case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has constitutional power to takeover any criminal case at any stage of investigation.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

AGF: Previous acquittal can’t stop Senator Saraki from fresh trial

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, has validated the move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and any other law enforcement agency to investigate the Senate President, Dr Bukola...

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Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

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