Magu’s FULL RESPONSE to Malami’s Allegations Against Him

The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) Ibrahim Magu, has denied that he fraudulently enriched himself by diverting and mismanaging proceeds of recovered assets. By Nicholas Ibekwe In his response to a presidential probe panel investigating allegations of gross misconduct against him by the Attorney general of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, Mr Magu described the allegations against him as false and … Continue reading Magu’s FULL RESPONSE to Malami’s Allegations Against Him

Magu: Panel Orders Transfer Of ‘Key’ EFCC Officers Back To Police

The presidential panel probing the suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, has ordered the withdrawal of several police officers working at the commission, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. By Kunle Sanni The EFCC, an agency that investigates financial crimes, usually writes to the Inspector General of Police requesting for officers for most of its operations. Many of them occupy senior positions at the commission while others serve as security … Continue reading Magu: Panel Orders Transfer Of ‘Key’ EFCC Officers Back To Police

INVESTIGATION: Why Soldier Shot Senior Officer In Borno

Private Uzonna Maduabuchi, the soldier who killed a recently married Army Lieutenant in Bama, was embittered because his allowances were withheld and account blocked, The Nation has learnt. By Precious Igbonwelundu Maduabuchi on Tuesday morning fired at least five shots at Lieutenant Babakaka Shehu Ngorgi, his superior at 202 Battalion of the 21 Special Armoured Brigade in Bama, Borno while the latter was on telephone … Continue reading INVESTIGATION: Why Soldier Shot Senior Officer In Borno

Wike Rascally Storms Joy Nunieh’s House, Takes The Ex-NDDC MD Away

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, who rushed into the residence of a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, following alleged police harassment, has taken her to the Government House. By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Wike was said to have arrived the house, which was surrounded by over 15 armed policemen, in the morning. He reportedly bulldozed his way into the … Continue reading Wike Rascally Storms Joy Nunieh’s House, Takes The Ex-NDDC MD Away

Magu: I’ve Not Faced The Panel For Days Or Seen Copy Of Allegations Against Me

Ibrahim Magu, suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has not appeared before by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) for days. He said he last appeared before the panel about a week ago. Wahab Shittu, counsel to Magu, disclosed the concern of his client in a letter written and submitted to the panel on Wednesday. Magu … Continue reading Magu: I’ve Not Faced The Panel For Days Or Seen Copy Of Allegations Against Me

Anxiety In The EFCC As 12 EFCC Directors Just Got Suspended

About 12 directors and top staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been suspended with immediate effect. By Yusuf Alli The notice of suspension was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday night by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. The action was said to be in connection with the ongoing investigation of the … Continue reading Anxiety In The EFCC As 12 EFCC Directors Just Got Suspended

Malami Risks 5 Years In Jail’ — Lawyer Speaks On Sale Of Seized Oil Assets

Kabir Akingbolu, a human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), risks five years in prison for “illegally” approving the auctioning of sea vessels holding crude oil and diesel seized by the federal government. By Bolanle Olabimtan Malami was reported to have given approval for the sale of the oil assets valued at millions of naira and seized by security agencies over … Continue reading Malami Risks 5 Years In Jail’ — Lawyer Speaks On Sale Of Seized Oil Assets

NDDC: Apkabio Should Step Down For Investigation – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Godswill Akpabio to step down and allow investigation into alleged fraudulent practices at the Commission. By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja In a statement on Monday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party premised its call on the revelation by the sacked interim Managing Director of … Continue reading NDDC: Apkabio Should Step Down For Investigation – PDP

Op-Ed | Malami, Magu And The Turmoil In EFCC

On the surface, the arrest, detention and grilling of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, should underscore President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the war against corruption and emboldened respect for the rule of law. Orchestrated almost wholly by the Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the detention and grilling of the EFCC boss represent his firmer … Continue reading Op-Ed | Malami, Magu And The Turmoil In EFCC

Malami Justifies Approval For Sale Of Seized Oil Vessels’ Content

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said on Sunday that he acted legally in approving the sale of the content some seized oil vessels.  Eric Ikhilae, Abuja Malami was reacting to media reports he granted approval to a firm (Omoh Jay Nig Ltd) purportedly standing trial in court for stealing crude oil, diesel to auction goods seized from … Continue reading Malami Justifies Approval For Sale Of Seized Oil Vessels’ Content