Month: June 2019

Autonomy For State Legislature, Judiciary Should Not Be Compromised, Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said efforts to ensure autonomy for state legislatures and judiciary will further strengthen democracy and deepen inclusiveness of citizens by guaranteeing fairness for ordinary Nigerians. Receiving Report of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and Judiciary, President Buhari said the government will study the report… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Gov. Makinde Presents C of O for NNPC’s New Retail outlet in two days

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Monday, presented the certificate of Occupancy(C of O) for the construction of a new retail outlet of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) within two days of application. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa informed that the conglomerate’s application… Read More »

Month: June 2019

EFCC Witness told Court How N1.2bn was Handed Over To Obanikoro

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday June 24, 2019, presented a fresh witness who told Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, how the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was handed over the sum of NI.2 billion cash. At the last trial, Abiodun Agbele, an aide of the… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Money Laundering: EFCC Arraigns Senator Albert Bassey

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 24, 2019, arraigned Senator, Albert Bassey, popularly known as OBA, before Justice A. A. Okeke of the Federal High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering. The Senator appeared in court today, following a bench warrant issued on… Read More »

Month: June 2019

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Fraudster over $12,000 Romance Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office on Monday, June 24 , 2019 arraigned Aretuemhen Frank (a.k.a Williams Rodgers) before Justice M. L Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on four- count charge bordering on false pretences, impersonation, possession of scam documents and obtaining money… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Financial Crimes: EFCC to Strengthen Cooperation with Italy

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Monday, June 24, 2019 made known his desire to strengthen the Commission’s cooperation with relevant Italian authorities in the fight against corruption and cybercrime. Magu made this disclosure while receiving the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefano Pontesillio, who was on a… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Synergy Key in Anti-corruption Fight- Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday, June 24 stated that collaboration was key in the fight against corruption. He also urged all Nigerians to embrace the fight. “We need to appeal to all Nigerians to take ownership of the fight against corruption,” Magu said. The EFCC… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Firstbank Hits 27,000 Banking Agents, Deepens Financial Inclusion Across Nigeria

Nigeria’s premier bank and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that it now has over 27,000 Agents on its Firstmonie Agent Network. This feat reinforces the Bank’s steering role at promoting financial inclusion in the country. The over 27,000 Firstmonie Agents are present in almost all Local Government Areas across… Read More »

Month: June 2019

Rejection Of PDP Server Inspection Request Marks Triumph Of Justice Over Propaganda

In a landmark ruling by the Presidential Election Tribunal, a desperate attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to overreach judicial process was overwhelmingly rejected by a unanimous decision and the long standing principle of law has once again been re-enacted. An attempt to cause the determination of an issue that constitutes the fulcrum of… Read More »

Month: June 2019

EFCC Ibadan Office Secures 83 Convictions, Recovers N116m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has in the last six months secured 83 convictions and recovered N116,945,981.68 (One Hundred and Sixteen Million, Nine Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-One Kobo). The Zonal Head, Friday Ebelo, made the disclosure on Monday, June 24, 2019, during a press briefing held… Read More »