EFCC disowns police for filing criminal charges against Oduah

July 19, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday disowned a police lawyer, Ibrahim Mohammed who filed a criminal charge against a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah. The anti-graft agency on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that Mohammed, a Superntendent of Police was not mandated or authorised to file any criminal charge against Mrs Oduah Read More

Nigeria can fight corruption to standstill — Ribadu, EFCC

July 12, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Notwithstanding the increase in corruption cases in the country, anti-graft agencies and development partners, Tuesday, renewed their commitment to combating the menace. The bodies expressed their optimism in Abuja during the 2023 African Union Anti-Corruption Day, organised by the Inter-Agency Task Team in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, MacArthur Foundation and the Centre for Democracy Read More

No files implicating Tinubu, close aides in our office – ICPC

July 8, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has described as spurious report by online medium ( not Blueprint) DSS carts away files implicating President Tinubu and his close aides from ICPC and Code of Conduct Bureau.This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by ICPC spokesperson Mrs Azuka Ogugua“The Commission hereby refute the report by Read More

EFCC trains journalists in Kwara, vows to tackle illegal mining

July 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarin Chukkol, has deployed the activities of illegal manning operators in Kwara state and vowed to check the menace. A press statement by EFCC Spokespeson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Friday in Abuja, said the commission’s boss made the vow at a workshop organised by the EFCC for print, electronic, online reporters Read More

EFCC docks 2 for $268,000 fraud

July 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Precious Ojo, and Joseph Uduaghan, before Justice F. A. Olubanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, on Friday in Abuja, said Ojo and Uduaghan were arraigned on 10 and three Read More

Fake certificate: ICPC arraigns road safety officer, others

July 7, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Achigili Raph Ogili and two others, Sunday Okpara and Rasaq Abdulrahaman Dabiri, over allegations of conspiracy and falsification of documents. According to a statement by ICPC spokesperson Mrs. Azuka Ogugua , the trio were arraigned before Honourable Justice J. Read More

CSO accuses AMCON MD of infractions, urges Tinubu to end alleged rot

July 7, 2023 Agi Onda 0

…Blackmailing obligors won’t stop us from recovering our debts – MD A civil society organisation, Empowerment for Unemployed Initiative, has expressed worry over what it called “the disturbing complaints against Mr. Ahmed Kuru, current Managing Director of Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), urging President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take action and restore public confidence in the organisation. Its national Read More

ICPC arraigns assistant director, other over employment scam

July 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

An Assistant Director in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Yildiyel Musa Takat, and an Administration Officer at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Mr. Nankpat Dukbong have been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over allegations of fraud, employment scam and conspiracy.This was contained in a statement Read More

Fight corruption, prioritise recovery of stolen assets, UK based investigator charges Tinubu 

June 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A United Kingdom based International Investigator and a former Special Investigator to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Asset (SPIPP), Evangelist Victor Uwajeh, has called on President Bola Tinubu to strengthen the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Uwajeh who was also an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) consultant wants the Bola Tinubu administration to focus on Read More

Emefiele, Bawa’s suspension: Tinubu on the right track

June 23, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, were recently suspended by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to enable unhindered investigations into allegations of abuse of office levelled against them. PAUL OKAH in this report seeks citizens ’views on the president’s action. The fight against Read More

Taming corruption: What President Tinubu must do

June 16, 2023 Gidado Ibrahim 0

It was the famous Indian nationalist and father of non-violence resistance, Mahatma Gandhi, who identified the seven deadly sins that is destroying humans: “Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.” Ghandi brings us to the baseline, reminding us that nothing is without its proper balance. Wealth Read More

Court orders DSS to allow Emefiele access to lawyers, family

June 16, 2023 Content Editor 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to consult his lawyers and have access to his family. The presiding judge, Hamza Muazu, gave the order on Friday after an application by Emefiele’s Counsel, Joseph Daudu. Reacting, the Read More

Corruption: Nobody should be spared, Ohanaeze tells Tinubu

June 16, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to continue in his ongoing efforts to cleanse the system. The also asked the President to sustain the tempo and ensure that nobody is spared. The national president of the group, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in a press release issued on Friday said the President’s action was heartwarming. He said Read More

Bawa: Arewa groups urges Tinubu to overhaul EFCC

June 16, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Arewa Civil Society Organisation and Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) have commended President Bola Tinubu for suspending Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, while urging complete overhaul of the Commission for efficiency. Chairman, Arewa Civil Society Organisation, Adamu Aminu Musa told journalists in Kaduna that the suspension and subsequent arrest of Bawa for alleged fraud and Read More

CMPA seeks to bridge gap between anti-corruption reality, perception

June 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Centre for Media for Media, Policy and Accountability (CMPA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has expressed worry over the gap between the reality of anti-corruption war in the country and perception by Nigerians and the international community. Speaking at a Stakeholders Inception Meeting (SIM) on the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Performance Public Reporting (NAPPR) CMPA Executive Director, Dr. Suleiman Amu Suleiman, noted that Read More

EFCC nabs 26 internet fraud suspects in Abuja

May 19, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja Zonal Command, Thursday, arrested 26 suspected internet fraudsters. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, listed the suspects to include: Favour Obinna, Chinaza Onuigbo, Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Suleiman Daude, Ali Daude, Godwin Ifeanyi, Victor Ageme and Enoch Alfa. Others are Wisdom Ndubuisi, Matthew Gideon, Stanly Kosi, Japhet Akogun, Read More

Centre for Media partners foundation on anti-corruption reporting

May 19, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Centre for Media, Policy and Accountability (CMPA) is to partner with CLEEN Foundation in implementing the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Performance Public Reporting (NAPPR) project funded by MacArthur Foundation. A press statement by the Director Communications, Outreach and Advocacy, Ibrahim Uba Yusuf, Thursday in Abuja, disclosed the two organisations also agreed to work on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) Read More

EFCC chair advocates more international collaboration in asset recovery efforts

May 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, Wednesday, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, called for enhanced international collaboration in asset recovery efforts. EFCC spokespwrson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said the agency boss made the plea while signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) of Read More

Senate probes NDDC over N1.4trn un-appropriated spending

May 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, constituted a seven-man ad – hoc committee for thorough investigation of N1.4 trillion spent by the management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) without appropriation. Senate’s resolution to this effect followed a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP, Kebbi Central) during consideration of a report by the Committee on Niger Delta on NDDC’s 2021, 2022 and 2023 Read More

Osun college bursar reveals success in anti-corruption fight 

May 8, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state College of Education, Ila-Orangun, has  said over N100 million loot was recovered from various individuals in the college. The bursar of the college, Mr. Oyedeji Olarewaju, stated this in a chat with Blueprint. When asked the reason for the abandonment of the amphitheater where over N400 million had been incurred, Olarewaju stated that the matter is before the Read More

Group wants EFCC operative rewarded for rejecting N50m bribe

May 2, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Anti-Corruption Crusaders Network has urged the Nigerian Police to reward former Sokoto state zonal head of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdullahi Lawal, for rejecting a N50 million bribe from two Chinese officials. Leader of the Kaduna based anti-corruption group, Comrade Shehu Abubakar, who made the appeal in an interview with journalists in Kaduna after the Court of Read More

Yearly audit reports and ineffectiveness on the war against corruption

April 10, 2023 TAIYE ODEWALE 0

Senators last week during consideration of audit reports, lamented over perceived incapacitation of the National Assembly and the office of Auditor – General for the Federation, in the war against corruption. TAIYE ODEWALE reports Meaning of corruption As simply defined in the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, corruption is dishonest behaviour. It is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offence Read More