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Sure-P: Court orders forfeiture of Perm Sec’s N664m, $137,680

By Shola Shittu Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums of N664,...

How EFCC traced Diezani Alison-Madueke’s N47.2billion and $487.5million in cash and properties

By Tony Orilade & Aisha Gambari From time immemorial, precious metals – gold, silver and sparkling stones such as diamonds have delighted women. Relationships have...

Senate passes Financial Intelligence Bill in one week

The Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency Bill after considering the bill for only one week. The bill which was only read for...

Court Papers: How Aluko, Omokore laundered $1.7b stolen from NNPC

Court papers  in Lagos Nigeria have revealed in graphic details  how oil businessmen, Kolawole Akanni Aluko and Jide Omokore laundered  the $1.7 billion creamed off the questionable...

Ex-governors, deputies collect N40bn in double pay

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to institute legal action...

US moves to seize Aluko, Omokore’s assets

Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, two Nigerian oil businessmen that are facing several fraud charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are...

Man loses $2.5m to Nigeria for failure to declare money at airport

Justice Mohammad Garuba of the Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Friday upheld the judgment of Honourable Justice I.N. Buba of the...

Gov. Yari blows hot, dares EFCC on Paris Club refund deal

The governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has threatened a showdown with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for accusing him of diverting...

EFCC arrests DG of NABDA over N23m scam

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested  a serving Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency,  NABDA, Lucy Ogbadu, for...

Finally, Olisa Metuh’s fraud trial continues

Finally, the money laundering trial of Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will continue on Tuesday after...

Blow-by-blow reasons why CCT quashes 18-count charge against Saraki

By Ibrahim Sulaiman The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja has discharged and acquitted the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki in the 18-count charge of...

Reps open probe over $43m found in Ikoyi apartment

By Ibrahim Sulaiman The House Committee on National Security and Intelligence is scheduled to visit the Headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, as part of...

UK court mocks Ibori, awards him £1 as damage

A High Court in London has awarded former Delta state governor, James Ibori, a nominal £1 (about N500) as damages over his claim of unlawful...

For giving false information to EFCC, 2 whistle-blowers arraigned in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned the duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate one count charge...

Zamfara UBEC boss jailed for corruption

The executive chairman of Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board, Murtala Adamu, has been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Zainab Abubakar...

Nigerian government closes case against Saraki at CCT

The federal government on Thursday closed its case of false assets declaration against the Senate president, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal...

INEC staff jailed for receiving N70m Diezani bribe

By Sulaiman Shuaib/Press Release A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yisa Olanrewaju Adedoyin, has pleaded guilty to receiving over N70 million (N70,050,000)...

Babachir Lawal collected N507m bribe – Senate

By Abdulaziz Sani Contractors have paid over N500m in kickbacks to a company linked to the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir...

Babachir, Oke: Osinbajo panel submits report Wednesday

The presidential committee investigating suspended Secretary General of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, is expected...

Court remands INEC staff in prison for N112.4m scam

Justice O. Efreti Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has ordered that Fidelia Omoile, a serving Independent National Electoral...

Osinbajo fumes: No fear or favour in Babachir, Oke probe

The presidential committee ordered earlier this week by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe certain allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,...

Ghost dollars, grotesque state, by Louis Odion

Like a typical Shakespearean comedy, the great dollar find in Lagos penultimate Thursday following a whistleblower's tip-off seems to have inadvertently bequeathed to the...

Babachir’s suspension inevitable – Prof. Sagay

The controversial chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, has supported the suspension of secretary to the government of the federation,...

Nigerian Supreme Court justice faces false assets declaration charges

A Nigerian Supreme Court justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, has been arraigned on an eight-count charge of false declaration of asset at the Code of Conduct...

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