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Bello Matawallen Maradun

INEC declares PDP’s Mutawalle Zamfara governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Bello Mutawalle of the Peoples Democratic party as the governor-elect of Zamfara State. The chairman of the commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, made the announcement Saturday. Mr Mutawalle came second in the March governorship election in the state, behind the candidate of the All…

Lagos High court

Court arraigns civil servant for allegedly defrauding job-seeker of N1 million

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday arraigned a civil servant, Elvis Okorenyi, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a job-seeker of N1 million. In a statement by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC said Mr Okorenyi was…

NYSC Corps members

Corps member, graduate, two others jailed for Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters. According to a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the convicts were re-arraigned on a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation, It said the offence is contrary to Section 22 (2)(b) (iv) of the…

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Theresa May resigns as British Prime Minister

Theresa May has announced her decision to resign as the British Prime Minister. Ms May announced on Friday that she will quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party and Prime Minister on June 7. She has been battling hard to get the British parliament to agree to her…

Mass Burial for Victims of Benue Killings

Herders, farmers clashes claimed 7,000 lives in Benue, Nasarawa in five years — U.S. Report

An estimated 7,000 Nigerians died between 2015 and 2019 in the persistent violence between farmers and pastoralists in the middle belt states of Benue and Nasarawa, a report funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said. Titled ''Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria (ECPN)," the report…

EFCC

Malaysian remanded in Nigerian prison for alleged €250 million fraud

A Special Offences Court in Lagos has remanded a Malaysian immigrant, Tan Richard, at the Ikoyi Prisons for an alleged €250 million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it charged Mr Richard before Justice Mojisola Dada on a five-count charge bordering on forgery, and use of a…

EFCC

Ex-Customs chief arraigned over alleged N3bn fraud

A federal high court in Abuja has arraigned a former Assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bridget Okafor, over an alleged N3 billion fraud and mismanagement of office. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said Mrs Okafor was charged before…

EFCC operatives

Court remands businessman in prison for alleged N7 million fraud

A Kano State High Court has remanded a businessman, Jamilu Sule, in prison for alleged N7 Million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it charged Mr Sule before Justice Dije Aboki on a four-count charge of obtaining by false pretence. According to a statement by its spokesperson,…

EFCC

EFCC arrests eight suspected internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested eight suspected fraudsters in Lagos for alleged involvement in internet crime. In a statement signed by the commission spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested at Magboro area of Lagos State The suspects are Adesanmi Abiodun,…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigerian govt attacks Obasanjo over comments on Boko Haram

The Nigerian government has criticised a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over the latter's recent comment on the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr Obasanjo reportedly said the Boko Haram insurgency was "no longer an issue of lack of education and lack of employment for our youth in Nigeria which it began as." "It is…

UK police [Photo: Evening Standard]

Three Nigerians jailed for drugs smuggling, firearms offences in UK

Three Nigerians have been handed 40-year imprisonment by a United Kingdom court for attempting to supply firearms and illicit drugs, officials have said. In a statement published on the UK Metropolitan Police website on Monday, it said, the trio, Kennedy Udo, 29; Michael Mgbedike, 22 and Emmanuel Okubote, 27, were…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police confirm abduction of pastor, 14 others in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of a pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), and 14 others. The police spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday said the worshippers were accosted by the armed men on their way from service…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

We are investigating Okorocha — EFCC

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has confirmed the commission is investigating the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. Mr Magu disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television on Sunday. Asked if an investigation is being carried out regarding the outgoing state…

Nigerians on the street going about their daily business. [Photo credit: Quartz]

Four Nigerians arrested for drug trafficking in India

Four Nigerians residing in India have been arrested by the Indian police after illicit drugs were allegedly found on them in Mumbai Suburban district. According to a report published by The Times of India on Monday, The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police arrested the Nigerians with cocaine…

The Google Doodle for Samuel Okwaraji. [PHOTO CREDIT: Google]

Nigerians, Google honour Samuel Okwaraji

Nigerians and technology giant, Google, on Sunday honoured late football legend, Samuel Okwaraji, who died while on international duty for the country on August 12, 1989. Okwaraji would have been 55 today, May 19, 2019. The footballer slumped and died while playing for the Super Eagles against Angola at the…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

Minimum Wage: Corps members to receive N30,000 monthly stipend

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will earn the new minimum wage of N30,000 as allowance. According to a report on Friday by The Nation newspaper, Mrs Ahmed disclosed this while speaking to journalists on Thursday in Abuja. According to the minister,…

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Andrew Yakubu

Alleged $9.8m Fraud: Court dismisses ex-NNPC GMD’s no-case submission

A Federal High Court, in Abuja has instructed a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, to open his defence in the $9.8 million fraud charge leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The accused had earlier filed a no-case…

EFCC operatives

EFCC interrogates National Assembly clerk, seizes his international passport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday interrogated the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, over financial transactions of the National Assembly, Sahara Reporters has reported. According to the report, the EFCC also seized Mr Sani-Omolori's international passport. He was said to have “duly cooperated with EFCC…

Dele Belgore (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Alleged N450m Fraud: EFCC presents more evidence against Belgore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, presented more evidence against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, in a N450 million money laundering charge filed against him in a Federal High Court in Lagos. The spokesperson of the commission, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said the anti-graft agency…

Trump in the Oval Office

29,723 Nigerian immigrants in the U.S. ‘overstayed’ in 2018- Report

An estimated 29,723 Nigerian immigrants living in the United States overstayed their U.S. non-immigrant tourism/business (B1/B2) visas between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security has said. In its new report, titled: “The fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report” it said these immigrants, who…

President Muhammadu Buhari leaving for Saudi Arabia (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Buhari off to Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Saudi Arabia Thursday. A statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Mr Buhari is travelling at the request of the Saudi king to perform an Islamic function called Umrah. "President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Why EFCC is investigating Saraki — Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said the investigation of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not based on personal motive. He said the commission only invites people it suspects of corruption-related crimes. Mr Magu spoke on Tuesday with journalists after receiving an…

Dan Etete

Malabu Scandal: Court adjourns hearing on arrest warrant for Etete, Adoke

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi, has adjourned hearing of an application seeking a warrant of arrest against Nigerian officials implicated in the controversial Malabu Oil scandal. The application was brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and seeks the arrest of Dan Etete, a former…

Nigeria Prisons used to illustrate the story.

Court remands businessman in prison for alleged N10m fraud

A federal high court in Abuja has remanded a businessman, David Umoh, in Kuje Prison for alleged N10 million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said Mr Umoh was charged before Justice Salisu Garba of the Federal High Court…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Request to search officers before they search you, police advise Nigerians

The Nigeria Police have once again given tips to Nigerians on what to do when encountering police officers on duty. The police gave the tips via their verified Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, on Monday. According to the tips, Nigerians should politely request to search an officer who wants to search their…