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Photos: Magu addresses Officers & Men of the EFCC as they celebrate 14 years of existence

Photos: Magu addresses Officers & Men of the EFCC as they celebrate 14 years of existence

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, today addressed officers and men of the commission as they celebrate 14 years of existence. While admonishing staff not to relent in the fight against economic and financial crimes, Magu said  “We are not going to disappoint Nigerians and the International Communities. We cannot afford to dash the ...

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‘I’m not the owner of $50m found by EFCC’ – Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi Ogbue

'I’m not the owner of $50m found by EFCC' - Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi Ogbue

Sacked Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has denied ownership of the $50m found by EFCC in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi. In a statement released through her lawyer, Emeka Etiaba SAN, she denied ownership of the large sum of money and commended the EFCC for their continuous fight in curbing corruption ...

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Court hands cash EFCC discovered in Lagos to Federal Govt

Court hands cash EFCC discovered in Lagos to Federal Govt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that the $38million, N23million and £27,000, recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi be temporarily forfeited to the Nigerian government. In a ruling presided by Justice Muslim Hassan this afternoon, he ordered that the funds be handed over to the Federal ...

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Graphic Photos: Dangote truck crushes scores to death in Ihiala, Anambra

Graphic Photos: Dangote truck crushes scores to death in Ihiala, Anambra

A truck belonging to Dangote Group Plc on Wednesday crushed scores of people to death in Ihiala, Anambra State. It was gathered that the speeding truck loaded with cement, lost control near Total Filling station, veered off  and rammed into people before plunging into the gutter. According to media reports the dead includes children, women, Okada riders and passengers. See graphic photos ...

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Graduate nabbed in Lagos for stealing mobile phone inside a church

Graduate nabbed in Lagos for stealing mobile phone inside a church

The Lagos State police command have arrested and charged an ex-convict for allegedly stealing a Huawei G73 phone valued at N70,000 inside a church. The suspect, Williams Okonoboh Eromosele who claimed to be a graduate of accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, stole the phone from one Mrs. Ehindinibu Omowunmi at the Church of Resurrection Anglican located at 1004 ...

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Despite senates rejection, VP Yemi Osinbajo declares his support for EFCC acting chairman Ibrahim Magu

Despite senates rejection, VP Yemi Osinbajo declares his support for EFCC acting chairman Ibrahim Magu

Despite the senate rejecting his nomination twice, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday stated that he and President Buhari are fully in support of the acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.Osinbajo said this when he spoke with some journalists at the state house in Abuja yesterday. According to Osinbajo, President Buhari has not called for Magu’s replacement because he doesn’t find ...

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President Buhari absent at Federal Executive Council meeting, Osinbajo presides

President Buhari absent at Federal Executive Council meeting, Osinbajo presides

President Buhari is currently absent at the Federal Executive Council meeting holding at the state house Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the meeting. This will be the first time President Buhari will be absent at the meeting since his return from his medical trip to the UK. President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, to ...

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DSS foil planned attacks on US,UK embassies in Abuja by five ISIS linked Boko Haram members

DSS foil planned attacks on US,UK embassies in Abuja by five ISIS linked Boko Haram members

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested five ISIS linked Boko Haram members alleged to have perfected plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja.In a statement released by a DSS official, Tony Opuiyo today, the suspects were arrested in Benue State and the FCT. “The group had perfected plans to attack the UK and ...

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I never collected $200m bribe in Malabu oil deal – Goodluck Jonathan

I never collected $200m bribe in Malabu oil deal - Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan has debunked reports that he received the sum of $200m bribe from the Malabu oil deal. Jonathan’s denial comes after American news website, Buzzfeed, claimed in a report that he got $200m in the 2011 controversial sale of the oil block OPL 245 from indigenous oil company Malabu to Shell and ENI. In a statement released yesterday ...

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Boko Haram have used 117 children, mostly girl in suicide attacks since 2014 – UNICEF

Boko Haram have used 117 children, mostly girl in suicide attacks since 2014 - UNICEF

At least 117 children, most of them girls, have been used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram since 2014, according to UNICEF. In the countries fighting Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region – Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – 27 children have been used in suicide attacks by the armed group in the first three months of 2017, UNICEF ...

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Court sentence Olu Falae’s kidnappers to life imprisonment

Court sentence Olu Falae's kidnappers to life imprisonment

Justice Williams Olamide of the Ondo state High Court in Akure, the state capital, has sentenced to life imprisonment, seven men found guilty of kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae. Falae was abducted on September 21st  2015 by suspected Fulani herdsmen at his farm in Ilado village in the state.  The kidnappers held ...

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Suicide bomber killed in University of Maiduguri

Suicide bomber killed in University of Maiduguri

Troops  in Borno state have killed a suicide bomber that attempted to attack the University of Maiduguri yesterday night at about 11pm. The sucide bomber who entered the institution through its back gate, was killed at the Works department within the school’s premises. Military officers have cordoned off the area

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Photos: Young woman gives birth to quadruplets in Bauchi State

Photos: Young woman gives birth to quadruplets in Bauchi State

A young woman simply identified as Huzaifatu gave birth to a set of quadruplets in Azare, Bauchi State on March 31. Th children are still in incubators at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, as they were born prematurely. More photos after the cut.

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Security man who returned $10k he found at a UBA Bank branch gets over N15million reward

Security man who returned $10k he found at a UBA Bank branch gets over N15million reward

A UBA security man who returned $10,000 he found at his place of work, got tremendously rewarded last night at the 2017 UBA CEO Awards. For his honesty, he got $5,000 from Bauchi State governor, $10,000 from Adamawa State governor and N5million from the Nigerian senate. Other people rewarded him too but did it privately. So last night, he probably ...

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Alleged chat between Stephanie Otobo and Apostle Suleman as released by Sahara Reporters | Releases bank statements

Alleged chat between Stephanie Otobo and Apostle Suleman as released by Sahara Reporters | Releases bank statements

Sahara Reporters yesterday released what they alleged was a chat between Apostle Suleman and accused blackmailer, Stephanie Otobo, though nothing in the chat shows it was written by Apostle Suleman. It’s a chat between someone called Apple and Queen Elena, which really is Mr and Mrs Nobody.  See photos below: SaharaReporters has obtained new evidence that Apostle Johnson Suleman, the ...

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Man beheads his 83-year-old mother in Edo

Man beheads his 83-year-old mother in Edo

The man who hacked his mother to death in Uzzeba, Owan West LGA of Edo State on Friday, April 8th, has been identified as 36-year-old Segun Odihiri.According to Daily Trust, the suspect beheaded his 83-year-old mother, Maria Odihiri, for alerting the public while he was trying to rape his own daughter. It was gathered that the deceased raised an alarm ...

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I don’t belong in the mud, you cannot drag me there- Fayemi tells Fayose

I don't belong in the mud, you cannot drag me there- Fayemi tells Fayose

Fayose in the statement, alleged that Fayemi was plotting to ”return as the State Governor through the back-door”. According to him, Fayemi is planning to arm-twist the Supreme Court to review its judgement of April 14, 2015, which validated his election in June 21, 2014. Reacting to Fayose’s claim, Fayemi who addressed journalist in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital today, said ...

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Suspected militants kill 5 police officers, 2 soldiers in Ikorodu

Suspected militants kill 5 police officers, 2 soldiers in Ikorodu

Suspected Niger Delta militants have killed five police officers and two soldiers in the Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state. According to residents of the area, the attacks happened in the early hours of today April 9th. The militants most of whom are kidnappers and pipeline vandals, engaged the security agents in a fierce gun battle that started as early ...

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Photos: EFCC Discovers About N.5bn Hidden in a Plaza Shop

Photos: EFCC Discovers About N.5bn Hidden in a Plaza Shop

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zone, yesterday evening, uncovered yet another large sum of suspected laundered money to the tune of N448,850,000 (Four hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) hidden in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.The money stashed in several Ghana Must Go bags were in ...

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Two female suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers have been killed in a failed suicide attack in Maiduguri, Borno state. Confirming the attack, the state police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku said the suicide bombers were killed while attempting to forcefully gain entrance into a mosque this morning. “At about 0520hrs today (Saturday), two female suicide bombers with improvised explosives device strapped to their ...

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