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We’ll Fight Corruption with Rule of Law – Bawa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa over the weekend reiterated the Commission’s commitment to fighting corruption within the ambits of the law. The anti-graft boss, who spoke in Kano, during his maiden visit to the Kano Zonal Office of the EFCC, recalled that, what distinguished the Commission at…

Supreme Court Upholds Ex- Plateau Gov Dariye’s 10-year Sentence

The Supreme Court on Friday, March 12, 2021, upheld the 10 years prison term imposed on former Plateau Governor, who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for fraud. It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on November 16, 2018 affirmed the ruling of the Federal Capital Territory…

Bawa Assumes Office, Says Fight against Corruption Will be Intelligence-Driven

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Friday March 5, 2021 officially assumed duties with a pledge to steer the organization towards proactive and intelligence-led investigation. He said he would create a full-fledged directorate of intelligence that would spearhead intelligence gathering, which will ensure proactive response in the…

Nigerians React as Oba Of Lagos Claims Hoodlum Stole $2m, N17m In His Palace

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is currently trending on social media as Nigerians have requested for him to be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering. Oba Akiolu had claimed that hoodlums stole $2 million and N17 million during an invasion of his palace on October 21, 2020 in the…

Senate Confirms Bawa As EFCC Chairman

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The confirmation was done after a screening exercise that lasted for over two hours and presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Bawa ushered into the hallowed Chamber at 11.45am by the Senior Special Assistant…

N700m Loot: EFCC Tenders Evidence against Yero, Former Kaduna Governor

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…

Ogun Socialite, Mary Akerele Docked for N35m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Monday, February 22, 2021, arraigned one Mary Maisirat Akerele on a five count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of  Thirty Five Million Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (N35,520,000:00) before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta. Trouble…

Alleged N1.4billion fraud: EFCC Closes Case Against ex-NBA President, Usoro

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on February 18, 2021 closed its case against a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro, SAN who is standing trial before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos for an alleged N1.4billion fraud. The EFCC charged Usoro with a 10-count charge…

Abdulrasheed Bawa: Setting The Pace In Fight Against Corruption

By Wole Arisekola The appointment of 40 year old Abdulrasheed Bawa by President Muhammadu Buhari as the head of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), no doubt ushers in a new dawn at the anti-graft agency that has over the years been riddled with leadership crisis since its establishment many years ago during the…