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I never told EFCC to stop Akpabio probe, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop the probe of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after the latter joined the All Progressives Congress last year. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV …

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PDP alleges plot to arrest lawmakers for booing Buhari


The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has said it uncovered plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to arrest the National Assembly members who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2019 proposed budget presentation last Wednesday. The PPCO spokesman, Buba Galadima, who addressed newsmen Sunday …

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2019: INEC urges ICPC to monitor political parties’ finances

INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to monitor finances of political parties. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, gave the advice on Thursday when he and his management team paid a courtesy visit to the ICPC …

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ICPC kicks off nationwide campaign against vote-buying in 2019 polls


Ahead of the 2019 elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a nationwide campaign against vote-buying in the country. The commission stated that Section 6(a) of the ICPC Act 2000 empowered it to prosecute vote-buyers which it described as another form of corruption. Addressing …

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EFCC raids Atiku’s sons’ home in Maitama


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has raided an apartment belonging to sons of the PDP presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the weekend. The building also houses an apartment occupied by two sons of Atiku Abubakar and Chiemeka Orji, son of ex-Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji. Reports indicate that …

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Ex-Ogun Rep arraigned for alleged contract fraud


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arraigned a former member of the House of Representatives from Ogun State, Onadeko Onamusi, over alleged involvement in the award and execution of contracts worth N68.7m. In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, the ICPC said …

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Alleged N16.4m fraud: ICPC re-arraigns former IG, CP

The Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Wednesday, re-arraigned a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, and a former Commissioner of Police, John Obaniyi, over alleged N16.4 million fraud. The accused were again arraigned on 10 amended charges before a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Apo. The charge …

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Court denies OAU lecturer bail over Sex-for-marks scandal

Richard Akindele,

A Federal High Court in Osogbo on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, charged with demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. Justice Maureen Onyetenu in her ruling ordered Akindele to be remanded in Ilesa Prison until Dec. 17. …

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N10m donation from Ganduje not true – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied receiving donation from any governor ahead of the Anti-corruption Marathon project. The anti-corruption body in a post on its verified Twitter handle,@officialEFCC, said that it has not received any amount of money from individual or group to carry out the project. …

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It is not my business to probe Fayose – Fayemi

Fayemi and Fayose

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has clarified his stance on the fate of the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi who spoke with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja explained that there was never …

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