EFCC REACTS TO AGF MALAMI’S ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION , SAYS IT IS BLACKMAIL

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has stated that no amount of blackmail can deter him from fighting corruption in Nigeria. Magu, an award-winning anti-corruption Czar, on Thursday, disclosed that those stealing Nigeria’s money must be stopped. Addressing a delegation of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abuja, He said; “Those stealing, embezzling, hiding and carrying our wealth away are not our friends. We must stop them. We must stop looters. We must stop the industry of corruption by all means and we shall surely stop…

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MALAMI NAMES LIKELY SUCCESSORS TO MAGU

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami(SAN) has recommended three persons for President Muhammadu Buhari to pick a replacement for Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The three names Malami sent to Buhari in a memo, according to THEWILL, are Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Sani Usman (retd); the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bala Ciroma, who was EFCC Head of Operations, and a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, from Kebbi State. Before the new memo from…

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EFCC RAISES ALARM, SAYS CORRUPT POLITICIANS ARE AFTER MAGU

EFCC Operatives The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says “overseas-based, politically-exposed and disgraced elements” are responsible for promoting derogatory campaign against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency. In a statement on Wednesday, Dele Oyewale, EFCC head of media and publicity, said the culprits are being investigated for “unnerving acts of corruption.” “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been drawn to the antics of some few elements in the social media, employing desperate antics of blackmail, and smear campaigns against the successful war being fought…

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CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN WILL NOT AFFECT PATIENCE JONATHAN’S CASE AND EX-GOVERNORS’ SAYS MAGU

Patience Jonathan By Soni Daniel, Abuja Patience Jonathan: The lockdown arising from coronavirus appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six weeks. Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says there is no cause for alarm as it will ensure that none of its ongoing investigations and cases in court will be aborted. The Commission is certain that as the federal and state governments begin to reopen the economy, it will ramp up legal actions to bring the suspects of…

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FEW CORRUPT PEOPLE LEFT IN NIGERIA- MAGU

Ibrahim Magu Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday claimed that the commission has eliminated corrupt individuals in the country except for a few. This comes as President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Waba, said the high rate of corruption contributed significantly to youth unemployment in the country. Magu, who made the assertion in Abuja during a nationwide walk against corruption, said the commission was working to eliminate corrupt individuals totally from the county. The EFCC boss, who blamed mass…

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MAGU MEETS UK OFFICIALS, TO GET DEZIANI EXTRADITED BEFORE MARCH

ADELANI ADEPEGBA Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has met with United Kingdom Government officials in London, in an effort to expedite the extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to face trial in Nigeria. Diezani, who served in ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, is expected to face trial for graft and money laundering running into billions of naira. She had holed up in London for the past five years. The British authorities claimed she was under probe for financial crimes and graft,…

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THE OTHER SIDE TO MAGU COMES OUT AT 25 THISDAY ANNIVERSARY

By Olushola Victor As Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s name is synonymous with fighting crime. But beyond his uptight and no-nonsense looks, there is a soft side to the man that many people don’t know. At the 25th anniversary of ThisDay, this other side came to life. Former Governor of Cross River Governor, Mr. Donald Duke, was charged with responsibility of presenting the ‘Institution of the Decade’ award to EFCC, and he jokingly remarked that he was not one of the agency’s customers. On receiving…

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MAGU SPEAKS ON PROSECUTING THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY IN WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday breezed into the Ilorin Zonal office of the commission declaring that no high profile individuals involved in corrupt allegations would be shielded from prosecution. “All of them would be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.” Magu who arrived the zonal office at about 11.20am said ” I am here to see how my men are doing and to also see areas of improvement in the bid to ensure efficiency in the system.” He asserted that the campaign…

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UK HAS REFUSED TO EXTRADITE DEXIANI MADUEKE CLAIMS MAGU

Diezani Allison-Madueke and Magu The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom (UK), to extradite former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria. Magu stated this on Monday, January 20, 2020, while receiving the “Institution of the Decade” award on behalf of the EFCC at the awards ceremony organised by Thisday Newspaper to mark its 25th anniversary at the Eko Hotels and Suits , Victoria Island, Lagos. The EFCC…

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MORE PEOPLE JOIN RACE FOR MAGU’S JOB

By Yusuf Alli, Abuja   Two presidential aides have swelled the ranks of people bidding to replace Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu. Also, a governor in the North has withdrawn his support for Magu’s re-appointment following alleged refusal of the EFCC boss to halt ongoing investigation into some accounts of the state. It was also learnt that some lobbyists are pushing for what is now known as “Ribadu Treatment” for Magu. A former Chairman of EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, was sent on a…

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