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Buhari re-launches War Against Indiscipline Brigade in Abuja

Buhari re-launches War Against Indiscipline Brigade in Abuja [PHOTOS]By Seun Opejobi on August 8, 2016 The fight against corruption took a new twist on Monday with the re-introduction of the War Against Indiscipline, WAI, Brigade in Abuja by the federal government. Unveiling the brigade, the Buhari-led Federal Government explained that the body will aide civil

Why Babangida, Gusau removed me from power – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was removed from office 31 years ago because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption. Mr. Buhari, who has not spared the military even in his ongoing anti-corruption war, said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, removed

EFCC arrests ex-Customs boss, Dikko, for N40bn fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for allegedly diverting N40bn from the coffers of the NCS. Dikko, it was learnt, had been on the radar of the EFCC for several months but his whereabouts had remained unknown.

Money laundering: We’ll soon go after bank MDs- Magu, EFCC chair

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Abuja—Despite being vilified for selective graft war and facing possible removal by some influential presidential aides, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said that he is ready to prosecute the war to the end and give the nation a new lease of life. Magu has

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the prison remand of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and two others over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn.

Ramon Oladimeji A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the prison remand of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and two others over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn. Justice Suleiman Hassan gave the remand order shortly after Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman and Danjuma Yusuf were arraigned before him by the Economic and

How ex-Air Force Chief, Amosun, stole billions to acquire properties in Abuja, Lagos, London — EFCC

How ex-Air Force Chief, Amosun, stole billions to acquire properties in Abuja, Lagos, London — EFCC June 30, 2016Ben Ezeamalu RELATED NEWS Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Amosu, arraigned; granted N500 million bailJune 29, 2016 EFCC detains ex-Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, over N29billion arms dealJanuary 28, 2016 #Dasukigate: Buhari orders probe of Badeh, other

Okonjo-Iweala: I paid Dasuki $322m from Abacha fund

  By Hamisu Muhammad  Okonjo-Iweala Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala yesterday said she had paid former National Security Adviser to the President, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) $322m (about N63billion) from recovered Abacha funds to finance military operations. She was reacting to online media reports that accused her of illegally diverting the Abacha funds

Nigeria recovers 183 buildings, 5 vessels, assets worth N2 trn (about $10.2 billion) from looters

The Federal Government said on Saturday that it recovered 182 completed buildings, an uncompleted one, five maritime vessels, assets worth N2.034 trillion (about $10.2 billion) from treasury looters. This is contained in government interim report on financial and asset recoveries from May 29, 2015 to May 25, which was made available to newsmen by the

Panama Papers: $2.6m penthouses traced to ex-minister

Panama Papers: $2.6m penthouses traced to ex-minister May 2, 2016 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   Former Minister for National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi Eniola Akinkuotu A former Minister for National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi, bought two luxury penthouses worth $2.6m in Panama in 2008 while serving as the Chairman of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory

EFCC traces Diezani’s $115m bribe to stolen oil

Diezani-Alison-Madueke Ex-minister, others to face trial INEC chiefs’ accounts frozen WHO GOT WHAT? •Mrs Gesila Khan (for collecting  N185, 842,000 out of a N681m bribe) •Fidelia Omoile (Electoral Officer in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State) —N112,480,000 •Uluochi Obi Brown (INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Delta State) —N111,500,000 •Former Deputy Director  of INEC in Cross

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