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Ekiti : APC Aspirant Accuses Fayose of Cash Influx

An aspirant on the platform of the APC, Dr Bayo Orire, has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of pumping huge sums of money to prosecute the 2014 election that produced him. Fayose had decried alleged heavy influx of money into Ekiti by top APC aspirants, wondering why some …

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Frozen Accounts: Fayose Heads to Supreme Court

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has approached the Supreme Court, seeking to upturn the judgment of the Appeal Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, permitting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to freeze his personal accounts. He has also filed a stay of execution of the judgement of …

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Police Promote Ibrahim Magu And 17 Othersi

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday announced the promotion of 18 senior officers. Amongst them was Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He was promoted to the rank of a full commissioner from deputy commissioner. Mr Magu was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in …

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EFCC Recovers 6 Houses Worth N1.7bn Linked To Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered four houses in Lagos and two in Abuja allegedly owned by Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose. The Lagos houses, worth N1billion, and the two Abuja houses, worth N700 million, were alleged to have been bought from proceeds of N4.685 billion public …

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Appeal court freezes Fayose’s accounts

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday upturned the judgment of the Federal High Court which unfrozen Governor Ayo Fayose’s two accounts at Zenith Bank. The three-man panel led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh allowed the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Fayose’s victory …

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Planned Visit: Don’t Vome to Ekiti, Fayose Warns Kalu

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has urged former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, to take his advocacy for peace visit to other states where lives and properties are under threat. The APC chieftain, who has, since he left office, been having a perennial battle with the Economic and Financial …

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Ekiti Youths Take Protest to EFCC, Accuse FUOYE VC of Embezzlement

Scores of students from Ekiti State under the umbrella of Nigeria Youths Coalition (NYC) on Wednesday stormed the Ibadan regional Head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to protest what they described as “financial misappropriation” at Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State. The protesters, who were …

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EFCC Recovers N102m For Bank Of Agriculture

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna zonal office,has recovered N102 million diverted from the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) in Kebbi. A statement by the spokesman of the commission,Mr Wilson Uwujaren,said the funds were diverted by beneficiaries of the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers Programme,disbursed by BOA. Uwujaren …

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Ekiti Verdict: Clipping The Wings Of Impunity

Prior to the ascension of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Presidency in 1999, Nigeria was a pariah in the comity of nations due to her deplorable track records in human rights abuses as epitomized by the late Sani Abacha government and unassailable corruption index The fact that we are …

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Ekiti Set to Establish State EFCC

Stakeholders in Ekiti State on Tuesday made inputs in a bill seeking to establish the Ekiti State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and called for its speedy passage. The bill which is titled, Ekiti State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(Establishment) Bill 2018, seeks to provide for the creation of a …

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EFCC Can’t Probe Ekiti Finances – Court

The Federal High Court sitting in Ado –Ekiti said on Tuesday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot look into the books of state governments without a report of indictment from their legislatures. The court held that carrying out of such probe by the anti-graft agency violates Sections …

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Former Commissioner Urges EFCC to Probe Fayose’s Project

A former Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe some projects executed by Governor Ayo Fayose. Kolawole said the anti-graft agency should investigate the Ikere township road project, which he said was meant to be …

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9 ‘Whistleblowers’ Lay Claim To 5% Of Ikoyi Cash

At least nine individuals are currently laying claim to the commission entitled to the person responsible for the information which led to the recovery of N13 billion from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered the money in April, following a tip-off. Under the …

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Paying Whistleblowers Not Our Duty – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is not directly involved in the payment of whistleblowers. The Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said this in statement while reacting to reports that the informant of the seized N13bn Ikoyi cash had been neglected. The EFCC spokesman further stated …

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Ikoyigate: Whistleblower Rewarded, Turns Millionaire

THE whistleblower who blew the whistle of the recovered $43 million stashed at flat 7b of Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos is now a millionaire. Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reportedly stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, …

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EFCC Detains Idris Wada

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada. The anti-graft agency traced N500m to the former governor’s account on Monday. The money, it is understood, was said to be part of the N23bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of …

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EFCC alleges plot to frame Magu

EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to frame its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, with ownership of assets abroad. The spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that “shadowy interests at the …

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Stop Anointing Criminals – Obasanjo Warns Religious Leaders

Ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has advised some religious leaders to stop praying for criminals who acquired their wealth through Illegal means. OBJ said that if Nigerians stop celebrating crooks who enrich themselves from the commonwealth, corruption will disappear. Speaking at the 2017 Foundation day public lecture, titled: “Corruption and the …

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EFCC Releases Arrested Ekiti Commissioner

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti State Finance Commissioner and the Accountant-General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi. This was confirmed in a statement by Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose. “Today, God gave Ekiti State and its people another victory over the EFCC …

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“EFCC Forced Me To Admit Taking N30 Million From Diezani” – INEC Official (Photo)

Mr Christian Nwosu, a former official of the Independent national electoral commission(INEC) shocked a Lagos federal high court on Friday when he revealed that officials of the Economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, forced him to admit receiving N30 million from embattled former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison Madueke.PoliticsNGR learned that …

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Arrest of Ekiti Commissioner : Fayose and Adeyeye Trade Words

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The arrest of the two officials serving in the administration of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has created a rift between the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye. Toyin Ojo The EFCC on Thursday arrested …

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EFCC Arrests 8 Internet Fraudsters In Lagos (Photos)

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The EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters. The suspects are Samsonre: Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25.. Others are Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. …

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Fresh Move To Unseat Magu As EFCC Chairman Begins

Fresh move to unseat the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has begun before the Federal High Court in Abuja. An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Wale Balogun, has dragged the Federal Government before the court challenging the decision to retain Magu after he was …

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Former Jigawa Governor, Turaki, Released From Prison

Former governor of Jigawa State, Senator Simon Turaki fulfill the terms of bail great Abuja court’s notice on Thursday was released from prison. Earlier EFCC arrested earlier this month in Abuja before being presented in court. EFCC has rejected the bail offer allegations that the escape on bail on charges …

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100 People Join Whistle Blowers in Ekiti

Determined to expose corrupt civil servants and individuals, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) on Tuesday declared that it would start using volunteers as whistle blowers. Are your ready to blow the Whistle? ‎The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta said this in Ado Ekiti, …

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Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu

The Nigerian senate has given the Aso Rock Villa three conditions it must meet for peace to reign. Top of the conditions is the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the withdrawal of a statement credited to Acting President …

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Fayose Condemns EFCC Over Governor Yari’s Harassment, Says; “Anti-Graft Agency Blackmailing Governors With Paris Club Refunds”

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has decried the incessant harassment and malignment of serving governors in the country, especially the Chairman the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Zamfara State, Abudulazeez Yari by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, saying; “the EFCC …

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EFCC Arrests Ex-Jigawa Governor, Saminu Turaki

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A former governor of Jigawa State, Senator Saminu Turaki was on July 4, 2017 arrested by agents of EFCC. He was picked up at the venue of the public presentation of a book on Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari, the first regular combatant officer in the Nigerian Army, in Abuja. Before the …

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EFCC Declares Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Finance Director Wanted

The EFCC said that all efforts to get her to shed more lights on the allegations levelled against her has proved abortive. Ngozi Olojeme, the former deputy chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Olojeme allegedly diverted $48m …

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EFCC Launches Manhunt for Notorious Fraud Kingpin (Photo)

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on the trail of one Abayomi Fredrick Ebiesuwa, a suspected fraud kingpin popularly known as Chairman. Ebiesuwa, according to a petition submitted to the Commission by a complainant, (name withheld) allegedly masterminded the infamous dollar scheme to …

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