DSS INVITES FORMER INFORMATION MINISTER, LABARAN MAKU

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Department of State Security Service, Nasarawa state command, on Wednesday summoned the National Secretary of  the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Mr. Labaran Maku, for undisclosed issues. Maku, who described his invitation by the DSS as “a good one” which, he said, has nothing to do with the speculations in the social media that he would be arrested, called on politicians to desist from shedding the blood of innocent Nigerians on account of the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The National Secretary of APGA made the call in Lafia,…

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FAYOSE FLOORS EFCC AGAIN , COURT ORDERS EFCC TO KEEP OFF EKITI FINANCES

The Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti has ruled that EFCC lacked power to investigate finances of a State. The court said, in federalism, the FG is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State. Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the State Govt. We will continue to fight for the sustenance of our hard earned democracy, using legal means.…

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TENSION AS FORMER DSS DG, FORMER NIA DG RESIST ARREST BY EFCC IN ASOKORO

An attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest the heads of the State Security Service (SSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has reportedly caused tension in Abuja. Premium Times reports that a combined team from the EFCC and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) attempted to arrest the former head of the NIA, Ayo Oke, as well as that of the SSS, Ita Ekpeyong, in their homes located at Mamman Nasir Street in the Asokoro district of Abuja.   They were however resisted by armed security agents…

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SEE HOW MUCH EFCC HAS RECOVERED IN TWO YEARS

By nan The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Austria said it recovered loots totalling N738.9 billion or $2.9 billion between May, 2015 and October 20, 2017. Its acting chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption holding in Vienna. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, gave account of Magu’s engagement in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. In a presentation titled: “International Cooperation in Relation to Tecnical Assistance: The…

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EFCC SUMMONS EX-NIA DG, WIFE OVER 43.5MIL DOLLARS OSBORNE TOWERS LOOT

Davidson Iriekpen In furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the law enforcement agencies to investigate the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday announced that it was inviting Oke and his wife, Folashade, for questioning. Oke was sacked as NIA chief by Buhari on Monday, six months after he was first suspended following the discovery of $43.45 million in an apartment in…

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EFCC: MAINA PAID 2MIL DOLLARS FOR ABUJA HOUSE

Wanted civil servant AbdulRasheed Maina bought a $2 million house in Abuja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed. The mansion was allegedly acquired by Maina when he was the chairman of the controversial Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reforms. Maina also has a 24-charge case pending before a Federal high Court. He has been reinstated as director, an action that has sparked a big row over the anti-graft war. Maina was declared wanted by the EFCC in November 2015 for alleged fraud. The EFCC reported him…

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SHOCK AS BUHARI GOVT RECALLS WANTED PENSIONS BOSS, ABDULRASHEED MAINA WHO FLED FROM EFCC PROSECUTION , SEE THOSE FINGERED

Abdulrasheed Maina [Photo Credit: Buzz Nigeria] The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has secretly reinstated fugitive former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service. Multiple sources confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Maina, who is wanted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, was secretly recalled and promoted to the position of director in charge of Human Resources in the Ministry of Interior. Before his appointment to chair the pension task force, Mr. Maina was an assistant director in the ministry. The news of the…

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KEBBI ACCOUNTANT GENERAL SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR FRAUD

Kebbi State Accountant-General, Mohammed Dakingari, has been sentenced to 70 years imprisonment for fraud. The Court of Appeal sitting in Kebbi on Friday found Dakingari guilty of N1.6bn fraud and overruled an earlier judgment of the state High Court which discharged and acquitted him on 20 counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence preferred against him and one other by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The court, therefore, sentenced him to seven years imprisonment each on 10 of the counts preferred against him. He, among other things, used his…

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SEE THE GIFTS FAYOSE GAVE EKITI GOVT OFFICIALS WHO WERE RECENTLY RELEASED FROM EFCC DETENTION

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State rewarded the two government officials recently released by the EFCC with exotic cars to compensate them for their arrest and detention by the anti-graft commission. The Commissioner for Finance , Toyin Ojo and Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi were picked up on September 28 by the EFCC for alleged misappropriation of Paris Club refund in the state and kept for two weeks but returned to the state last week to a heroic welcome reception by the people of the state. The governor presented the car…

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EKITI DECLARES HALF WORKDAY TO WELCOME OFFICIALS BY EFCC

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti As part of activities marking the release of the Accountant General of Ekiti State, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi, and the Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the state government has declared Thursday as half work day for civil servants. According to an announcement aired on the state television and radio, the government said the civil servants are to resume work by 8am and close by 12 noon. Governor Ayodele Fayose also urged the civil…

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