Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Garba Baba Umar, has been elected Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) – INTERPOL. AIG Garba, who formerly heads INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Nigeria, was elected today in Turkey at 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Femi Fani-Kayode, one of Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, for alleged forgery and manipulation of documents. According to reports, the former minister was invited yesterday to answer allegations on possible forgery of hospital documents in a bid to deceive the court handling the case against him […]

A Federal High court in Abuja has today found former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina guilty of fraud and money laundering. The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang found him guilty of coercing fidelity bank staff to open bank accounts for him without going through the proper channels of due diligence. […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has today re-arraigned two British nationals, James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), before a federal High Court, Abuja. They were arraigned on a 32 count-charge bordering on money laundering for their alleged complicity in the controversial Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) gas processing contract, leading to […]

After the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had proved to the trial Judge at the Federal High in Abuja Justice Okon Abang has sentenced Faisal Maina, the son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina to 14 years imprisonment. While delivering his judgment today, Justice Abang found Faisal guilty […]

A Federal High Court Judge in Ibadan has stalled the trial of three Central Bank of Nigeria – CBN staff and others over an alleged 8 billion Naira fraud. The Judge, Justice Nathaniel Ayo had adjourned until tomorrow Thursday after hearing from the defense Counsel, Mr Olayinka Bolanle, who informed the court that he recently […]

The Nigerian senate has confirmed five nominations sent by the president for the positions of the Secretary and Board Members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Secretary confirmed is George Abang Ekunugu from Cross-River, the board members are Luqman Muhammed from Edo, Anumba Adaeze from Enugu, Kola Raheem Adesina from Kwara and […]

President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking to borrow $4.054bn, €710m, and $125m to service external loans has been forwarded to the Committee on Foreign and Local Debts by the senate president Senator Ahmed Lawan during Plenary today. Lawan while forwarding the request to the Committee led by Senator Clifford Ordia asked that the committee work […]

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA to destroy forfeited narcotics and psychotropic substances, weighing 15.660kg and valued at about N150million.   Justice Inyang Ekwo in a ruling granted an order for forfeiture and leave to destroy the drug sought by the NDLEA in an […]

The second prosecution witness, Abdulrahman Arabo, in the ongoing trial of Paul Usoro, SAN, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, for alleged N1.4bn fraud, on has told Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how the defendant received a sum of N1.1bn from the Akwa-Ibom State government. […]

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