RENEWED CALLS FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION OF MAGU IS DOUBLE STANDARD SAYS LAWYERS

Ibrahim Magu Months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) publicly declared that the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu does not require the confirmation of the Senate to be in office, his supporters have renewed prayers for his confirmation by the Senate. Professor of Law and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, Itse Sagay (SAN), who also toed Osinbajo and Falana’s line when Magu was rejected for a second time by the Senate in 2017, also made…

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MAGU AND MALAMI CLASH OVER ADOKE’S EXTRADITION

Godwin Tsa, Abuja  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, are allegedly at war over the extradition of former AGF, Mohammed Adoke, following his arrest in the United Arab Emirates by Interpol. A top official in the legal department of the Commission accused the office of the AGF of frustrating the process of Adoke’s extradition to face trial in the country. Adoke who is in self-exile since 2015 after leaving office was arrested…

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INTENSE LOBBYING TO TAKE MAGU’S JOB CONTINUES

Yusuf Alli, Abuja The intense lobbying for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has heightened since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his private time in London. Lobbyists seeking to get their nominee to replace acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu, have recommended two Commissioners of Police (CPs) for the position. Some governors are also said to be among those against Magu’s substantive appointment. President Buhari is, however, keeping his decision on Magu to his chest while his body language is giving sleepless nights to the…

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BUHARI WAYS OPTIONS ON MAGU, FOWLER’S TENURE EXTENSIONS

Yemi Ajayi, Chiemelie Ezeobi in Lagos and Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja As the tenure of Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, come to an end, their fate hang in the balance with President Muhammadu Buhari weighing his options on the leadership of the two prime agencies. Although there is lack of clarity on their effective dates of appointments, presidency sources told THISDAY wednesday that the president would definitely make a decision within weeks.…

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MAGU REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTION ON PETITION AGAINST TINUBU, REVEALS COMMISSION WILL MOVE AGAINST DOCTORS SOON

MAGU REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTION ON PETITION AGAINST TINUBU, REVEALS COMMISSION WILL SOON MOVE AGAINST DOCTORS WHO ISSUE FRIVOLOUS MEDICAL REPORTS TO FRAUDSTERS The EFCC has an average of five cases in court every week. The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu revealed this today at a media briefing where he itemised some of their major activities for the last quarter. Magu spoke on the need to call medical doctors to order for issuing spurious medical reports to top shots under trial. He revealed that the EFCC is ready…

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MOTHERS OF YAHOO BOYS HAVE FORMED AN ASSOCIATION- MAGU

Oladimeji Ramon The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, lamented on Thursday that mothers of cyber fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, are now organising themselves into an association. Magu, who addressed journalists at the Lagos office of the commission in Ikoyi said such parents always justify their children’s activities with the arguments that they were supporting their families in the place of irresponsible, runaway or dead fathers. Magu said the EFCC’s interest was not just to arrest the Yahoo boys but also to see…

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BATTLE TO REPLACE MAGU AT EFCC HOTS UP AS FIRST TERM ENDS

Forces seek termination of tenure Nov. 11 – Agency recovers N939b in four years By Yusuf Alli, Abuja HIGHLIGHTS OF RECOVERY Convictions in four years (1, 636 ) 2015 (103) 2016 (195) 2017 (190) 2018 (314); 2019 (834) as at September RECOVERIES IN NAIRA N33,180,830.790(2015) N170,276,862,880(2016) N473,065,195.970(2017) N216,455,497.764(2018) and N46,534,536.954 (as at August 2019). RECOVERIES IN USD ($) $42,917,205(2015); $69,142,551(2016); $142,505,121(2017); $47,290,174(2018); and $13,458,041. RECOVERIES IN POUNDS (£) £147,100(2015); £44,785(2016); £294,852(2017); £873, 278 (2018); and £4,644,493(So far in 2019). RECOVERIES IN EURO €832,237(2015); €56,470(2016); €7,247,364(2017); €298,055(2018); and €53,025(2019) An intense…

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EFCC TO REHABILITATE YAHOO BOYS- MAGU

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, says the agency is planning to rehabilitate young people who are engaged in Internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys. Magu stated this in Lagos on Thursday while delivering a paper titled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria,’ at the third All Administrators National Conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration According to him, Internet fraudsters could be useful to the agency in future. While speaking on collaboration between the Nigerian graft…

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BUHARI TO REPRESENT MAGU FOR CONFIRMATION AS EFCC CHAIRMAN

Confirmation Will Give Magu Greater Confidence — Sagay *9th Senate A Rubber Stamp, Not Surprised — OdumakinTemidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari may re-present Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency, Daily Independent has gathered. A presidency source who does not want his name in print disclosed this to our correspondent on Thursday. Efforts by President Buhari to get Magu confirmed by the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki, immediate past…

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MAGU MAY BE OSINBAJO’S STOOGE SAYS FORMER AGF

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has said the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, may be the puppet of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Adoke, in his book titled Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, stated that he might have drawn the anger of Osinbajo after alleging that the Vice-President benefited from a $16m legal fee that saw the Federal Government recover $65m from indicted companies many years ago. He said although he…

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