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Akpabio joins APC, says ‘EFCC found nothing on me’

Akpabio joins APC, says ‘EFCC found nothing on me’

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio joined the party at a rally which held at the Ikot Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday. He also dismissed the reports that he moved to the APC because of

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government. Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC

Adamu attacking me to save self from EFCC – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday attacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), describing the former governor of Nasarawa State as “a compulsive liar and an unreliable man who will do or say anything to suit his situation at any point in time.” Saraki was reacting to the claim by Adamu that

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and his top aides, TheCable can report. Others being investigated include Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state’s accountant general. Sources in

Tompolo’s lawyer, Adegboruwa, persecuted for criticism of Buhari-law firm

Lawyer and social critic, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa arrested on Monday by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is being persecuted for his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, his law firm has said. Adeboruwa, who is lawyer to former militant, Government Ekpemupolo, known more by the moniker, Tompolo, was picked up by the

Saraki declared ‘ghost’ property-witness

A detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Wetkas on Wednesday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), that Senate President Bukola Saraki declared a property that did not exist. He said Saraki declared a property he was yet to purchase in his asset declaration form. The witness alleged that Saraki declared

BREAKING: Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Tompolo’s lawyer, arrested by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested top Lawyer and Human Rights Activists, Ebun – Olu Adegboruwa over alleged fraudulent property deal. Nigerian Times findings show that the deal for which Adegboruwa was picked up yesterday, was settled two years ago. The arrest of the lawyer, who is one of Nigeria’s leading civil

Judge orders release of Dasuki’s Military Aide, warns EFCC, Army against Impunity

An Abuja High Court, sitting in Jabi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Nigerian Army (NA), to release Colonel Nicholas Ashinze who was Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Colonel Ashinze who is still a serving officer was detained before resuming his new posting as Defence Attaché

Metuh loses in court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a case of fundamental rights filed by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Metuh who is facing a seven-count charge of corruption and money laundering, for illegally receiving and spending N400 million, being part

Court orders EFCC, Nigeria Army to release Jonathan’s former ADC

Justice Yusuf Haliru of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Nigerian Army to release former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide-de-Camp, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe on liberal terms. Adegbe had in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Breaking: EFCC arrests PDP Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus

The Deputy National Chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Director, New Media, PDP Adeyanju Deji announced the development Wednesday through his twitter handle @adeyanjudeji. According to Adeyanju, the EFCC has asked Secondus to return some buses he received from an

EFCC declares ex-pension Chair Maina wanted

Based on a request from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has issued world-wide red alert on former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The EFCC had on November 18, 2015 written to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, seeking his assistance. Maina, is facing

Arms deal: EFCC arrests former Chief of Air Staff, Amosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested and detained the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu over the ongoing probe into arms procured under the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Amosu who voluntarily responded to a summon by the EFCC on Tuesday with another retired Air

Dasukigate: EFCC arraigns Metuh on fresh charges

The National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) , Olisa Metuh, was on Thursday, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) , on a fresh two-count charge bordering on destruction of document. He was arraigned before Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, for

Tompolo writes Buhari, says APC framing him up

Tompolo writes Buhari, says APC framing him up By Nats In the aftermath of a court order for his arrest and recent bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta by alleged militants, former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo known as Tompolo has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari distancing himself from all allegations.