FG to begin trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram terrorist

The Federal Government says it will soon begin the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members who are in various detention facilities across the country. The Director General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri.Abubakar identified Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Kainji Correctional facilities, among the locations were the suspects are being … Continue reading FG to begin trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram terrorist

Bawa Scales Senate Hurdle, States Vision for the EFCC

The Senate today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 confirmed the appointment of Abdurasheed Bawa as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The confirmation was the climax of a screening session that lasted for over two hours in which the new EFCC boss, took several questions as well as valuable pieces of advice from the distinguished senators. The members of the red … Continue reading Bawa Scales Senate Hurdle, States Vision for the EFCC

Attack on Abayi Police Station: IGP Adamu warns on attack as 8 people are arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and … Continue reading Attack on Abayi Police Station: IGP Adamu warns on attack as 8 people are arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

EFCC urges court not to vacate order against Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja not to set aside its order of Nov. 18, 2020 against Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task force Team (PRTT). Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang to reject Maina’s request on the ground that it was made to delay justice in his trial. The … Continue reading EFCC urges court not to vacate order against Maina

EFCC has powers to probe unexplained wealth – Bawa

The just confirmed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Wednesday said that the Commission has powers to investigate “unexplained wealth.” Bawa gave this indication while answering questions from Senators during his screening by the Senate in a Committee of the Whole during plenary presided over by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. This happened even as the Senate confirmed the nomination of … Continue reading EFCC has powers to probe unexplained wealth – Bawa

Bauchi Governor Now Begs Fulani Herdsmen, Says Don’t Carry AK-47

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has recanted on his earlier statement and is now begging Fulani herdsmen not to carry AK-47 rifles. Mohammed said this on Wednesday. He was speaking at the launch of the 2020/2021 annual livestock vaccination campaign held at the Galambi Cattle Ranch, Bauchi. The Bauchi governor said, “What I will do, I will not say it here, but I will … Continue reading Bauchi Governor Now Begs Fulani Herdsmen, Says Don’t Carry AK-47

Court Adjourns Air Marshal Dikko’s Trial Till April 28

…strikes of six of the charges filed against him Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today adjourned the trail of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar Dikko (retd) till April 28 and 29, 2021 when the defendant is expected to open his defense on one of seven counts of money laundering preferred against him by the … Continue reading Court Adjourns Air Marshal Dikko’s Trial Till April 28

How Akingbola Bypassed Protocols to Transfer Fund Offshore – Witness

The ongoing trial of Erastus Akingbola, a former Group Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank, continued on February 19, 2021 before Justice A.O. Faji of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos with a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Babatunde Aro, narrating how the defendant allegedly bypassed banking protocols to transfer $11.8million and £8.54million offshore without recourse to the bank’s standard … Continue reading How Akingbola Bypassed Protocols to Transfer Fund Offshore – Witness

N700m Loot: EFCC Tenders Evidence against Former Kaduna Gov., Yero

The trial of a former governor of Kaduna State, Muktar Ramalan Yero, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna continued on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with the tendering of evidence by the first prosecution witness (PW1), Jonah Abimaje. Yero is being prosecuted by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged involvement … Continue reading N700m Loot: EFCC Tenders Evidence against Former Kaduna Gov., Yero

Explosion, Gunshots As Scores Feared Dead In Boko Haram’s Attacks On Maiduguri

Heavy explosions and the sound of gunshots that engulfed some parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have claimed many lives with others injured. This has forced many residents in the affected areas to scamper for safety. The explosion and firing of Rocket Propelled grenades which started at about 5:45 pm up to the time of filing in this report were heard around Kaleri behind … Continue reading Explosion, Gunshots As Scores Feared Dead In Boko Haram’s Attacks On Maiduguri