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EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa
Crime

EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa today disclosed that the Commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet-related fraud in the first three months of the year. He made the disclosure in his office while receiving a delegation from the University of Abuja led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na ‘Allah. According to the EFCC Chair, “From January 2021 to date, we have arrested more than 400 Nigerians suspected to be involved in various cybercrime or advanced fee fraud-related offences and that is to tell you how huge the problem is.” He added that “less than 48 hours ago we arrested 18 individuals in Abuja”. Among those arrested, he said, are students of tertiary institutions. While bemoaning the...
EFCC To Demand Bankers’ Asset Declaration Forms June 1
Business

EFCC To Demand Bankers’ Asset Declaration Forms June 1

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday said the commission will from June 1 be demanding the asset declaration forms of bankers. He said the decision was in line with the provisions of the Bank, Employees Declaration of Asset Act. Bawa disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The EFCC boss said he was working hard towards creating a new commission that will be different in the way it handles cases. He said he would do his job to ensure that Nigeria is free of financial crimes. He said, “We understood that at the tail end of every financial crime, it is for the criminal to have access to the funds that he or she has ...
Why I Recommended Bawa For EFCC Job – Malami
Politics

Why I Recommended Bawa For EFCC Job – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says he recommended Abdulrasheed Bawa for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of his high level of dedication and capacity. Malami, in an exclusive interview, said contrary to reports that he singlehandedly picked Bawa to be the chairman of the EFFC, four names were submitted to the president for consideration and Bawa was subsequently picked.Malami also denied being related to the EFCC boss.“I am happy that most of the comments made are not on his capacity, intelligence, competence and associated ability to deliver. His capacity to deliver was never questioned across the nation.“The question is whether justice has been served, whether public interest has been serve...
EFCC Boss, Bawa Testifies In ₦1.4 Billion Oil Subsidy Fraud Trial
Politics

EFCC Boss, Bawa Testifies In ₦1.4 Billion Oil Subsidy Fraud Trial

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja High Court to give evidence in a N1.4 billion fraud trial involving an oil company, Nadabo Energy. Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Saidu Ateh before Justice C. A. Align, the EFCC boss analysed the email correspondences of the defendant. He said investigation revealed that the defendants, contrary to their claims took about 6 million litres PMS from the mother vessel to their chartered vessel. He said the email further confirmed that the same quantity was discharged at Port-Harcourt. "In addition, the email also informed us that one Mr Jide Akpan was the agent of the vessel. "We invited the said Akpan and during the course of our interrogatio...
Fani-Kayode Shocked Over Magu’s Comment On Corruption, Coronavirus
Politics

Fani-Kayode Shocked Over Magu’s Comment On Corruption, Coronavirus

Fani-Kayode has expressed shock over the statement by Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that deadly Coronavirus is caused by corruption. The anti-graft agency boss made this statement at the passing out parade of cadets from the agency on Tuesday 18th of February 2020. The statement has led to the bashing of Magu on social media. Reacting to the statement, the former minister who expressed his shock at the statement said that he was at a loss for words. See his post below: "Corruption is the cause of coronavirus"- Magu, Chairman of EFCC. I am at a loss for words! pic.twitter.com/CuBVIwtHD2 — Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 19, 2020
Video: Coronarvirus Is Caused By Corruption – EFCC Boss, Magu Tells Buhari
Politics

Video: Coronarvirus Is Caused By Corruption – EFCC Boss, Magu Tells Buhari

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says he strongly believes coronavirus is caused by corruption. Mr Magu said this at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. He said “Corruption is the biggest strategy to human kind. Your excellency, corruption is worse than all the diseases now running about. “And I strongly believe, Your Excellency, that even the coronavirus is caused by corruption,” Mr Magu said. Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December last year. The disease has infected over 1716 medical workers in China alone and over 73,000 infected persons in 25 countries, causing not ...
We’ll Bring Alison-Madueke Back To Nigeria To Face Justice- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu, Vows
Politics

We’ll Bring Alison-Madueke Back To Nigeria To Face Justice- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu, Vows

Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed that the anti-graft agency would ensure that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is repatriated to Nigeria to face criminal charges against her. Magu made the vow in Ibadan, Oyo state today Wednesday, January 22nd 2020, while fielding questions from journalists during his working visit to the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office. He earlier told journalists when he was at the Ilorin Zonal Office on a working visit yesterday. He said the Commission had traced a number of criminal activities ranging from abuse of office, bribery, fraud, misuse of public funds and money-laundering to the former minister, who is currently at large to avoid questions on alleged criminal activities dotting her years as a minis...
More Join Race To Replace Magu As EFCC Boss
Politics

More Join Race To Replace Magu As EFCC Boss

Two presidential aides have swelled the ranks of people bidding to replace Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu. Also, a governor in the North has withdrawn his support for Magu’s re-appointment following alleged refusal of the EFCC boss to halt ongoing investigation into some accounts of the state. It was also learnt that some lobbyists are pushing for what is now known as “Ribadu Treatment” for Magu. A former Chairman of EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, was sent on a compulsory study leave at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS) in 2007, demoted in August 2008 to a Deputy Commissioner of Police and frustrated out of the Nigeria Police Force. He was reinstated by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan culminating in...
“Embrace Whistle-blowing Policy” – EFCC Boss, Magu Urges Nigerians
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“Embrace Whistle-blowing Policy” – EFCC Boss, Magu Urges Nigerians

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called on Nigerians to help in the fight against corruption by given useful information to boost the whistle-blowing policy of the government. He gave the charge on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at a Town Hall meeting, which held at the Banquet Hall, Arewa House, Kaduna State. The event, which was organized by Action Aid International, Nigeria, had as its theme, "Governance and Citizens Dialogue on Service Delivery". He reiterated that the whistle-blowing policy was still very much in effect, and remained one of the many ways in combating corruption, which has yielded significant results. Magu who was represented by Mailafia Yakubu, Head, EFCC Kaduna Zonal Office, however, urged them not to ...
Buhari To Re-present Magu To Senate For Confirmation
Politics

Buhari To Re-present Magu To Senate For Confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari may re-present Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency, Daily Independent has gathered. A presidency source who does not want his name in print disclosed this to our correspondent on Thursday. Efforts by President Buhari to get Magu confirmed by the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki, immediate past Senate President, were rebuffed by the lawmakers who rejected him twice, citing reports written against him by the Department of State Services (DSS). Magu took charge of the EFCC in an acting capacity following the expiration of the tenure of his former boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, in November 2015. He had presided over the affairs of...
Corruption Is Killing Nigeria’s Economy – EFCC Boss, Magu
Politics

Corruption Is Killing Nigeria’s Economy – EFCC Boss, Magu

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that corruption is killing the country’s growth. Magu said this at the weekend while addressing 328 EFCC detectives superintendent cadet-trainees at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State, Igbere TV reports. The acting EFCC chair was represented by the EFCC Training Academy Commandant, Prof. Ladi Hamalai. He urged the cadet-trainees to adopt discipline and patriotism as they join the fight against corruption. “Corruption is killing the country. The economy can’t grow and the infrastructure can’t be provided, not because of lack of funds but mainly due to corruption,” Magu began. “This is why I said you are a special force because you need to be mentally ready and pr...
EFCC Boss, Magu, Wants Inclusion Of Anti-graft Studies In School Curricula
Education

EFCC Boss, Magu, Wants Inclusion Of Anti-graft Studies In School Curricula

In a bid to stem the tide of cyber crime among youths, especially undergraduates, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has stressed the need to include anti-corruption studies in the curricula of institutions of higher learning in the country. Magu, who fielded questions in Hausa during a special programme on Bond 92.9FM, in Lagos, said the commission has opened talks with the National University Commission (NUC) on the possibility of introducing anti-corruption courses in the curricula of higher institutions in the country. “If we realise that corruption and economic and financial crimes can hinder a nation, then, it is not out of place to introduce this kind of course in our tertiary institutions, as an impetus to our drive to ch...
#BBNaija 2018 Finalists Tobi And Alex Tease Fans With These Lovely Photos
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#BBNaija 2018 Finalists Tobi And Alex Tease Fans With These Lovely Photos

BB Naija 2018 finalists Tobi and Alex will keep teasing fans how with how they fit and these latest photos of the pair just shows that. The pair with the rest of the finalists are on the day 2 of their media tour and from the latest photos, nothing has changed between them. They are still the playful duo they were in the house. What their fans are hoping for is for the two to just date not only because they look great together but they also bring out the best in each other. Wonder how their pre-wedding photo would look like?
Kidnappers Kill Nine, Abduct Seven Children In Adamawa
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Kidnappers Kill Nine, Abduct Seven Children In Adamawa

Gunmen have attacked an Adamawa village, Iware, along Fufore –Jada road, killing nine and kidnapping seven children, locals and police have said. A local vigilante said some gunmen suspected to be militants invaded the nearby village at night, killing a whole family of nine. The assailants went away with seven children and are now asking for ransom, he said. ‘’The incident occurred in a new Fulani settlement called Iware near Beti Verre between Fufore and Jada local government areas. They (kidnappers) are now on the prowl again. ‘’There have been pockets of kidnappings in our areas, mostly on the well to do or those with herd of cattles. They always ask for ransom. ‘’Local officials were informed about this incident and already we, the vigilantes and other hunters, have swun...
People In Govt Undermining Fight Against Corruption – Ribadu
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People In Govt Undermining Fight Against Corruption – Ribadu

Pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, says the Buhari government is not doing badly in the fight against corruption, pointing out that if those involved in corruption feel the bitting impacts of corruption, they would not be putting up resistance. Speaking at the fifth anniversary of Connected Development, CODE, in Abuja, he observed that those who should help the fight against corruption are using their high offices to collude with looters public funds to frustrate efforts of those genuinely committed to reversing the ugly trend. Ribadu lamented that people in government and highly-placed persons in the society have captured the state, such that they are now undermining government policies and serve their selfish interest. Acc...
EFCC Secures 113 Convictions In Six Months – Magu
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EFCC Secures 113 Convictions In Six Months – Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recorded 113 convictions nationwide between January and June, Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, said on Friday. Magu, according to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, told stakeholders at an interactive meeting that the convictions were made possible by their contributions and support. The EFCC boss reportedly vowed not to spare the corrupt despite the prevailing obstacles in the anti-graft war. “We will not fail to bring to book those who have corruptly stolen our commonwealth and thereafter organise to destabilise the anti-corruption initiatives,” he said. “I will not relent, I will fight for the interest of our citizens and our children’s future.” Magu reiterated his position that corruption ...
Magu: Senate Plans Fresh Showdown With Presidency
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Magu: Senate Plans Fresh Showdown With Presidency

The Senate has perfected plans to withhold the confirmation of nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of the lawmakers’ strategies for a showdown with the Presidency, The PUNCH has reliably learnt. This is notwithstanding the recent move by the Presidency to reconcile with the Senate. The upper chamber of the National Assembly is considering placing an “embargo” on approval of appointments by the President until the legislature and the executive resolved the lingering crisis between them. It was gathered on Sunday that the Senate would make the move based on the recent comment by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who said he agreed with human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), that Section 171 of the Constitution empowers the President to make some appointments without ...
EFCC Discovers Hidden Money In Ikoyi Lagos Home
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EFCC Discovers Hidden Money In Ikoyi Lagos Home

More than N15 billion was found in a house today in Ikoyi area of Lagos by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting on a tip off by yet another whistle blower. Newsmakersng exclusively learnt that the house belonging to an unnamed Abuja politician is on Gerard Road, Ikoyi, near the Lagos State deputy governor’s house. EFCC agents who stormed the house early today counted over $38million, N23million, and pounds sterling running into several thousands. When contacted, the EFCC spokesman in Lagos, Mr Samin Amaddin confirmed the discovery. He told Newsmakersng that the EFCC agents who went on the mission were yet to return to base as at 5pm. EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu The Federal Government recently spelled out the benefits awaiting whistle-blower...
Stephanie Hegarty Reacts To Magu’s Rejection By Nigerian Senate
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Stephanie Hegarty Reacts To Magu’s Rejection By Nigerian Senate

See What A BBC Reporter Said About Nigerian Senate Rejecting Magu As EFCC Boss BBC correspondent Stephanie Hegarty has indirectly taken a shot at Nigerian senate.According to her,senators being investigated for corruption are the ones to confirm Ibrahim Magu as EFCC boss. We don turn to laughing stock ba?See what she tweeted and how Nigerians reacted below
EFCC BOSS (ibrahim Magu) Calls For Discipline Among New Recruits
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EFCC BOSS (ibrahim Magu) Calls For Discipline Among New Recruits

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has identified courage, discipline, commitment and loyalty as crucial to success in the crusade against corruption. He made this assertion on Monday, January 30, 2017 while opening the second phase of the Detective Assistant course II program at the EFCC Academy, Karu. The EFCC boss reminded the new cadets that corruption is the mother of all crimes adding that every evil is rooted in corruption and admonished them to always shun acts capable of compromising their official duties. “We are passionately involved in fighting corruption, all of you must hate corruption and you should not be found to be involved in corrupt practices. The EFCC as an anti-graft agency has a high reputation in the world. It...
EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Visits Idps Camps In Abuja, Donate Food Items (Pictures)
Events

EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Visits Idps Camps In Abuja, Donate Food Items (Pictures)

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has told persons displaced by the insurgency in the North East not to be demoralized by their present predicament but to remain strong, adding that there will soon be an end to their travail. He gave the assurance Saturday, December 31, 2016 during a visit to two internally displaced persons’ camps in Abuja. “I am aware that most of you never expected that you will find yourselves in this predicament. There are things we as human beings cannot change. But whatever situation we find ourselves, we can make the most of it. That is the reason I am here today to tell you that I feel your pains and to celebrate this special season with you”, Magu said. He urged the IDPs to be disciplined and stay out ...

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