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Nigeria’s Mobile Policemen Protest Seven Months Without Pay, Calls Police Chief A Thief

Hundreds of mobile policeman on Monday disrupted social economic activities in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, while protesting against the non-payment of their allowances for seven months. According to the aggrieved corps, who blocked the Maiduguri-Kano Highway, Ibrahim idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP),...

SERAP to Buhari: Don’t Share $322m Abacha Loot among Households

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said the plan by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to share the $350million (around N115 billion) loot recovered from former military ruler, late Gen. Sani Abacha among estimated 300,000 households, with each getting around $14...

NASS Probes Misuse of $30bn NDPHC spendings

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House will not relent until all allegations of misuse of N10.08 trillion (about $30 billion) by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is unravelled.. The Speaker who stated this at...

Again Court says ICPC, EFCC can Investigate Person, Authority in Nigeria for Corruption

  A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto State, has affirmed that both the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are legally mandated to investigate and prosecute any person or authority over allegations of...

EFCC, FBI Partner to Fight Cyber Crime

"Trends in global security denote that cyber crimes is the latest form of terrorism and corruption and this is a growing concern affecting all nations in the 21st century".. Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, made this assertion on...

Shocker: After Olajumoke Refunded N650m PDP Campaign Fund, EFCC Insists on Fresh Charge

The ongoing trial of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, and two others continued today, Monday, June 25, 2018 before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, with a prosecution witness, Usman Zakari,...

Chief of Air Staff restates commitment to rid Benue of insecurity

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar has restated the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)'s commitment to rid Benue State and its environ of all forms of criminality for the betterment of the citizens. Abubakar made the remark on Saturday at the NAF...

Seychelles govt Begins Probe of Nigeria’s Senate President, Wife, for Alleged Money Laundering

By Samuel Ogundipe Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Bukola and Toyin Saraki are being...

MacArthur announces $6.5m funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, on Thursday, announced nearly $6.5 million in funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to reduce corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and...

Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

PORTLAND, Ore. A Nigerian man who masterminded a conspiracy to obtain millions in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison. Emmanuel Kazeem, 35, who also lived in Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday in Eugene. A jury...
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