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How Badeh Used N800m NAF Fund for Shopping Mall -Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on March 23, 2017 told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF’s account. Badeh is standing trial along Iyalikam Nigeria Limited on a 10-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption to ...

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Metuh Seeks Suspension of N400m Fraud Trial

The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his "no-case submission" appeal. Metuh, who is standing trial along with Destra Investment Limited for an alleged N400 million fraud, filed ...

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Court Stops EFCC Case over Falsehood, Media Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) suffered a major setback in the trial of Colonel Nicholas Ashinze and three others in an alleged N3billion unlawful transfer as the Federal High Court in Abuja suspended the case over an alleged falsehood and media trial engaged by the anti-graft agency against the military officer. Ashinze was Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Colone ...

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Ex-NNPC boss, Yabuku Gets N300m Bail, Remanded in Prison

(EFCC Press release) Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 granted bail to Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, who is standing trial on charges of money laundering, non disclosure of assets and fraud. He was admitted to bail in the sum of N300million with two sureties in like sum. One ...

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Magu, DSS DG: Why Buhari Must Not Make Fresh Mistakes – Associates

The unfolding crisis over the non confirmation of acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has once again brought to the fore the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to tighten his "seat belt." Magu was not confirmed by the Senate largely on account of the report by the Department of State Service, DSS which accused him  of some unwholesome practices, which make th ...

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EFCC: Magu Not Rejected Because of DSS Indictment – Saraki

Senate President Buko Saraki has denied reports that acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu was  rejected by the Senate because of the Department of State, DSS report  which accused him of wrongdoing. The Senate has refused to confirm Magu as substantive Chairman of EFCC  for the second time after he was nominated by the President. Saraki spoke  in an   interview with TVC News   at a climate summit in Morocco. H ...

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Court knocks off EFCC Witness on Dasuki

  Abuja High Court has knocked off an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Michael Adariku who was billed to testify against the former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki Rtd in the charges brought against him by the Federal government. Dasuki through his counsel Mr. Joseph Daudu SAN had protested vehemently against the inclusion of the EFCC operative on the ...

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EFCC Secures Another Oil Subsidy Conviction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC,  on Thursday,  March 16, 2017, secured the conviction of Rowaye  Jubril,  Managing Director,  Brila  Energy Limited,  before Justice Lateefa Okunnu  of the State High Court,  sitting in Ikeja,  Lagos. The convict was arraigned alongside his company,  Brila Energy Limited,  sometime in November 2012 on a 13-count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining m ...

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NNPC Pledges To Intensify Anti-Corruption Drive

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has pledged to strengthen the anti-graft war across its value chain to ensure efficiency and optimization of resources. NNPC GMD, Dr. Baru, said as an anti-corruption minded entity, the NNPC had meted out appropriate sanctions against staff found to have flouted established process and procedures. Dr. Baru stated this Thursday in Abuja while receiving the ma ...

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Dasuki Loses Bid to Consolidate Charges

(EFCC Press Release) Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, March 16, dismissed the application by Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser, NSA, seeking to consolidate the two separate charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, SAN, had on March 2 while moving the motion ...

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SERAP ‘Queries’ Senate’s Refusal To Confirm Magu

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has questioned the “constitutional validity of the nomination and confirmation processes leading to the rejection for the second time of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).” In a statement  signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni the organization said that, “The rejection of Magu as Chairman of ...

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Magu and Daura as Signifiers that Presidential Authority Has Crumbled, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On the 19th of December last year, I published my column with the title: “The Magu Affair and the Crumbling of Presidential Authority”. I argued then that the issue was not the rejection of the nominee by the Senatebut the subversion of presidential authority by the Department of State Service (DSS) that would work with the opponents of the President and send in a letter questioning the integrity of the per ...

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