FG RENEGES ON AGREEMENT TO PAY WHISTELBLOWER WHO EXPOSES HIDDEN 80BILLION NNPC MONEY IN SKYE BANK

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation is currently enmeshed in a scandal after refusing to pay a whistle-blower (name withheld) his N1.8bn commission for exposing an account with $223m (N80.2bn). Several documents made available to The PUNCH by a source in the AGF’s office, showed that the whistle-blower approached the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in June 2018 and informed him of an account named, ‘NNPC Brass LNG INV. Fund’ with number 1750027157 domiciled in Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank). The bank was said to have…

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AGAIN, MALAMI ATTACKS EFCC, ICPC SAYS THEIR PROSECUTION OF CORRUPTION CASES IS POOR

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja In another critique of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), among other law enforcement agencies, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has described the prosecution of financial crimes, as well as the tracing and confiscation of assets as poor. He also stated that the lack of coordination among institutions championing the anti-corruption crusade has…

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AGF DENIES LEAKING HIGH PROFILE EFCC CASES TO THE MEDIA

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has condemned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for attributing the leakage of the anti-corruption agency’s list of high-profile cases to his office. The AGF, through a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, expressed what he termed his “displeasure over the unfortunate and unbecoming innuendo” by EFCC, attributing the leakage to his office. The PUNCH had exclusively reported that the list contained 106 high-profile cases and published some…

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EFCC BOWS TO MALAMI, RELEASES. FILES OF HIGH PROFILE CASES TO AGF

ADE ADESOMOJU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finally made the details of the high profile cases being handled by the anti-corruption agency available to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice based on request, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Sources at the commission told our correspondent that the list sent to the AGF’s office a fortnight ago, comprised 103 high-profile cases. Those on the list, it was learnt, include top-ranking judicial officers, including a justice of the Supreme Court, a judge of the Federal High Court,…

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MAGU REPLIES AGF MALAMI, SAYS CREATION OF STAND ALONE NFIU UNNECCESARY

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday insisted that the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was independent of its control. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said at an interactive session with editors on Wednesday in Abuja, that ongoing efforts to create a “stand-alone’’ NFIU was needless. It would be recalled that the NFIU, which is domiciled in the EFCC, was recently suspended by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units reportedly for not being independent. Egmont Group is a global financial intelligence gathering…

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PRESIDENCY INSISTS MAGU MUST REACT TO AGF’S DIRECTIVE ON FILES OF. CORRUPT OFFICIALS

idelis Soriwei and Olaleye Aluko The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has told the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, to act on the order given by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), warning that there will be “consequences for insubordination.” The AGF had ordered the EFCC boss to forward to him the case files of ex-governors, including Bukola Saraki (Kwara, now Senate President ); Ali Modu Sheriff (Borno); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Sule…

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EFCC DENIES CLASH WITH AGF OVER CASE FILES OF POLITICALLY EXPOSED PERSONS

By Soni Daniel Abuja – As media reports continue to suggest real and impending face-off between the agency and the Attorney General of the Federation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied any rift between the two, blaming corrupt officials of trying to stoke imaginary conflict. Malami and Magu It will be recalled that many reports have suggested that the EFCC is opposed to the request by the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, to forward all the case files of top corrupt politicians in its custody to him for prosecution…

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EFFCC VS AGF, NIGERIA IN A BIG GOVERNANCE MESS SAYS MIKE OZEKHOME

By: Kingsley Omonobi-Abuja. * **Says impunity in its naked form playing out. Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome has waded into the face-off between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Attorney General of the federation, saying the refusal of EFCC to submit investigations reports of corruption cases to the AGF as constitutionally required has thrown Nigeria into a big governance mess. Ozekhome said EFCC’s attitude is impunity in its form which is akin to the greatest form of corruption. By embarking on such action,…

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CONFUSION AS AGF MALAMI REQUESTS REPORTS ON SERIOUS CORRUPTION CASES HANDLED BY EFCC

There were fears yesterday over the future of the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption war, following a letter from the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). The AGF is demanding for the outcome of some investigations and recommendations on such cases  from the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu. The letter is suspected to be a booby trap for Magu to show whether or not he will disrespect the directive of the AGF. At the EFCC, officials are concerned…

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