EFCC: Towards effective financial crimes reporting

August 23, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

At a workshop organised in Ibadan for media practitioners, the EFCC tasked the pen pushers to help in the fight against corruption. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Not too long ago, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office moved a step further in the crusade against corruption in the country with a workshop on effective financial crimes reporting for Read More

Chukkol, setting new records for dynamic EFCC

August 14, 2023 Gerald Nlebem 0

With its strategic place in the annals of Nigeria, any tumult or even gentle wave in the workings of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is expected to leave a crack in its wall. But this is turning out to be a mere conjecture, especially with the dynamic handling of the commission by its acting chairman, Abdulkarim Chukkol, following Read More

Job racketeering: Ex-staffer says he only fronted for FCC chairman

August 7, 2023 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Former staff member of the Federal Character Commission(FCC), Haruna Kolo who was linked to alleged issuance of employment letters to some persons in exchange for huge bribes, has disclosed that he only fronted for Executive Chairman of the Commission, Farida Dankaka. Kolo, who for the first time appeared before the Ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives, investigating the Read More

Chukkol tasks 318 fresh EFCC cadets on professionalism

July 21, 2023 Content Editor 0

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, has tasked fresh cadets from the Commission’s Academy to steer clear of corrupt practices and adhere strictly to the code of integrity and accountable conduct. The commission’s boss gave the charge, on Friday, at the graduation ceremony of cadets at EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja. A press statement by EFCC Head, Read More

NWCF wants Bawa out of detention

July 18, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Following the detention of Abdurasheed Bawa, after his suspension as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Northwest Alliance for Citizens Freedom (NWCF) has urged the government to adhere to its human rights obligations and close all unauthorized places of detention. The President General of NWCF, Lawal Ibrahim Jamaare, said they have watched with stoical calm, events Read More

Rejig EFCC, Mr. President

June 22, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

I wish to report that a few days ago, I navigated my way through the labyrinth of the national archive, the graveyard of brilliant, practical, and pragmatic solutions put forward by Nigerians on Nigerian problems in judicial and administrative commissions of enquiry, committees and panels expressly set up to respond to particular issues and challenges. Take a breath. The archive Read More

Odumosu speaks on ‘appointment as EFCC chairman’

June 21, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (retd), Wednesday morning refuted the assertion that he had assumed the position of Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The reports, disseminated on multiple media platforms, except Blueprint, late Tuesday, indicated that President Bola Tinubu had appointed Odumosu to lead the anti-graft agency. But in a statement, AIG Odumosu dismissed Read More

Breaking: Ortom in EFCC custody

June 20, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Former Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, is presently with the official of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-corruption agency summoned the former governor for an inquiry into his tenure on Tuesday. Ortom arrived at the Makurdi zonal office of the agency, situated on Alor Gordon Street in the state capital, precisely at 10:08am. Details loading…

Breaking: Suspended EFCC chair Bawa in DSS custody

June 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The suspended chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa is now in the custody of Department of State Services (DSS). This was disclosed in a press statement by DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunanya. The statement titled “DSS invites MR Abdulrashed Bawa, suspended EFCC Chairman” reads, “The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, Read More

Meet new acting EFCC chairman

June 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A new acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar Abba, has emerged. His emergence is sequel to President Bola Tinubu’s directive that suspended substantive chairman of the Commission should handover affairs to Abba as the director, operations, pending outcome of ongoing investigation. Here are some fact about the new EFCC boss… Mohammed Umar Abba was born Read More

AGITAD condemns corruption allegation against Fayemi, defends ex-Ekiti governor

June 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of former students of the University of Lagos, under the platform of Akokites Graduates’ Initiative for Transparency and Development (AGITAD) has defended former governor of Ekiti state against corruption allegation by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), saying their colleague has “long standing profile of integrity.” The anti-graft agency had reportedly invited Fayemi to its zonal command Read More

‘Financial Fraud’: EFCC grills Buhari’s former minister

June 3, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Former minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen, was quizzed by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), over alleged N2 billion fraud till late Friday night, according to report by the Nigerian News Agency (NAN). Though details of the allegations against the former minister were sketchy, a source familiar with the case informed that it bordered on alleged corrupt Read More

Breaking: Tinubu meets EFCC chairman

May 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

After preventing the Department of State Security (DSS) from obstructing the activities of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting the anti-graft boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although, the purpose of the meeting is yet unknown but it is believed to be in connection to the reported fracas Read More

Tinubu directs DSS to vacate EFCC office

May 30, 2023 Admin III 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued a directive to the Department of State Service (DSS) to evacuate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Ikoyi, Lagos. This was disclosed in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. The statement reads, “President Bola Tinubu has directed the Department of State Security Service to Read More

DSS bars EFCC staff from office

May 30, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) operatives are reportedly obstructing officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from entering their office in Ikoyi, Lagos state. Blueprint gathered that the DSS operatives arrived at the office premises on Tuesday May 30, 2023 at around 7:00 am. Despite attempts at negotiation between the operatives of both agencies, the DSS counterparts Read More

‘Libel’: Diezani drags Malami, EFCC to court

May 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has taken legal action against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), alleging libel. In suit CV/6273/2023, Alison-Madueke claims that both the EFCC and the AGF disseminated false and defamatory reports about her on various news platforms, accusing her of corruption, dishonesty, and Read More

Alleged $2m bribe: Probe EFCC boss, NDYC tells Senate

May 21, 2023 Admin III 0

The Niger Delta Youth Congress (NDYC) has urged the Senate to carry out comprehensive inquiries into an alleged bribe amounting to $2 million that Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle accused the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa of. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NDYC’s National Coordinator, Comrade Israel Uwejeyan, on Sunday. Read More

Again, EFCC hits Matawalle

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it won’t brandy words with the Governor of Zamafara state,  Muhammed Bello Matawalle, over bribery allegations against thr Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa. Governor Matawalle, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by Blueprint, accused the EFCC Chairman of demanding $2million bribe from him. Matawalle also said he Read More

You asked me for $2m bribe, Matawalle hits back at Bawa

May 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The Zamfara state, governor Bello Matawalle, has alleged that he is experiencing persecution from the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) AbdulRasheed Bawa for refusing to offer a bribe of $2 million. Matawalle disclosed this while speaking with BBC Hausa on Friday. This is coming after the EFCC disclosed on Thursday, May 18, 2023, that they are Read More

‘N70bn fraud’: EFCC exposes, probes Matawalle

May 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche,Abuja 0

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, disclosed that it was investigating the Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle, for alleged N70 billion fraud. Matawalle had on Wednesday accused the EFCC of bias in its investigation of political office holders, even as he urged the commission to extend its probe to the Presidency and members of the Federal Executive Council Read More

EFCC staff confirmed dead after ‘exchange’ with colleagues

May 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended two of its personnel, Apata Odunayo and Ogbuji Tochukwu, for an alleged involvement in a quarrel that resulted in the demise of a cadet, Abel Isah, at the Sokoto Zonal Command of the anti-graft organization. This was disclosed by the spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday during a press Read More

‘Money laundering’: Popular social media celebrity, Mompha, back to EFCC net

May 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested the social media personality Ismaila Mustapha (also known as Mompha), who is currently facing charges of money laundering amounting to N6 billion. This was revealed by anti-graft agency’s counsel, Suleiman Suleiman, on Monday. He told Justice Mojisola Dada of Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos that the prosecution in collaboration with Read More

EFCC speaks on fire outbreak at Enugu office

May 8, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assured that Friday fire incident at the Enugu Zonal Command will not affect its operations. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, disclosed that the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu, gave the assurance, Sunday, during an inspection visit to the Command. He said Ekpungu, Read More

Breaking: EFCC building on fire

May 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Fire has engulfed Enugu state office of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC). This was revealed in a statement by the EFCC head of media, Wilson Uwujaren, Friday May 5, 2023. He said, “The incident which occurred at about 12.30am Friday, was triggered by a surge in public power supply. “The ensuing inferno was later put out through the combined Read More