Category: Corruption

Abia State Governor, Otti Alleges N10 Billion Transferred to 32 Individual Company Accounts by Past Administration

Abia State Governor Alex Otti has accused the previous administration of Okezie Ikpeazu of misappropriating N10 billion in airport funds. Otti alleges that the money was...

121-Year Sentence Slammed on Bank Manager for Stealing N112m from Customer

A once-prominent bank manager, Nwachukwu Placidus, has had his world turned upside down after he was sentenced to a staggering 121 years in prison for a crime of pure...

American School in Abuja Writes EFCC, Seek to Refund Yayah Bello’s $760,000 Advanced Children’s School Fees

The American International School of Abuja has officially contacted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, requesting “authentic banking details” to...

Sowore Calls for American School to Face Consequences in Nigerian Money Laundering Scandal: Ex-Kogi Governor Yayah Bello, Aides Must Face Justice, Activist Stresses

Nigerian human rights advocate Omoyele Sowore has demanded that the American International School in Abuja face prosecution for its alleged complicity in a money...

EFCC Declares Margaret Emefiele, Wife of Former CBN Governor, and Three Others Wanted for Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared Margaret Emefiele, wife of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and three others,...

EFCC Chairman Decries Instances of Bribery among Investigative Officers

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that some investigators in the anti-graft agency receive bribes and compromise the fight...

Student Leader Calls for Arrest of Reporter Who Exposed Degree Certificate Fraud in Benin Republic

The National Association of Nigerian Students President for Benin Republic, Ugochukwu Favour has called for the immediate arrest of an investigative reporter, Umar Audu,...

Corruption and Collusion: How Fake Degree Schemes Thrive in Cotonou and Nigeria

The story of obtaining questionable degree certificates from universities in Benin Republic and Togo is not new. What is new, however, is how these certificates can be...

Vessel With 800,000 litres Of Stolen Crude Oil Intercepted

THE NNPC Limited, yesterday, said has intercepted a vessel with 800,000 litres of stolen crude oil. This was made known in a statement obtained by Vanguard. The vessel...

EFCC Deploy Officers To 36 States, FCT To Monitor 2023 General Elections

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has deployed its officers to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, to monitor the polls on Saturday, Feb....

US return $954,000 former Bayelsa gov, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, loot

The United States Government has returned $954,000 stolen by the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to the state government through the Federal...

Bank manager arrested over wrapped new naira notes in ATM vault in Osogbo

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested the manager of a bank in Osogbo, Osun State, for loading the bank’s automated...

Maritime Former Employee Sentenced To 110-years In Prison For N22m Fraud

A former employee of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Charles Afaha, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for fraud by the Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State....

News Update,Tuesday,24/01/2023

** Buhari commissions $1.5bn Lekki Deep Sea Port ** Buhari joins Tinubu’s campaign in Bauchi ** FG releases new Covid-19 restrictions for international travelers...

DSS Arrests Doyin Okupe, Hands Him Over To EFCC

The Department of Security Services (DSS) has arrested politician, Doyin Okupe. Confirming his arrest to Oriental Times, the spokesperson of the security agency, Peter...

News Update,Friday,06/01/2023

** PDP G-5 Governors meet in ibadan, reveal preferred Presidential candidate ahead of elections ** Vote all Senatorial, Reps, Guber, Assembly candidates but Makinde will...

Exclusive: How Top Govt Officials Looted N70Trillion Hidden In 29 Bank Accounts

Report fingers top CBN, Zenith Bank, First Bank officials Court adjourns case till 6th of March 2023 Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice grows...

Labour Party Director General, Doyin Okupe Pays N13m Conviction Fine For N240m Fraud

Mr. Doyin Okupe, the former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday evening made a payment of N13 million to satisfy the...

Court Sentence Labour Party Director General, Doyin Okupe To 2years Imprisonment For Money Laundering

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was given a two-year prison sentence on Monday by the Federal...

Governor Abiodun was paying fraudster Bidemi Rufai $50,000 per transaction in Ogun — U.S. Court

Governor Dapo Abidoun of Ogun was paying convicted fraudster Bidemi Rufai “$50,000” per deal as a state appointee, U.S. court documents have revealed. Prior to his...

News Update, Monday, 14/11/2022

** Arrest INEC office attackers, SERAP tells Buhari ** Buhari returns from London medical trip ** Atiku’s attempt to reconcile with Wike -G5-Masquerade belated:VON DG...

EFCC Receive Order To Seize 40 Properties Linked To Embattled Ike Ekweremadu, 10 in Enugu, 3 in USA, 2 in UK, 1 in Lagos, 9 in Dubai, 15 in Abuja

According to a source from Vanguard media limited, it is revealed that EFCC told the Court that the landed Properties, 10 of which are situated at Enugu, three in the...

EFCC Arrest Kogi Assembly Candidate, Others, Recovers N326million, $140,500 Cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday revealed that it had arrested a Kogi State House of Assembly candidate, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with wads of cash...

NNPC Discovers Another Illegal Pipeline Site

Officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited led by the General Manager, Joint Venture Operations of National Petroleum Investment Management Services,...

News Update, Thursday, 06/10/2022

** Appeal court challenges FG, ASUU to resolve strike dispute out of court ** FG promises to provide enabling environment, attract investments to seaports ** Increase...

News Update, Monday, 03/10/2022

** Nigeria @ 62: We’re in war situation – Pastor Adeboye ** Ohuabunwa writes Buhari, raises concern over nation’s gradual collapse ** Declare your assets before...

News Update, Thursday, 22/09/2022

** Buhari addresses United Nations General Assembly ** ASUU: NANS rejects court ruling, says lecturers can’t be forced back to work ** FG to order vice-chancellors to...

News Update, Wednesday, 14/09/2022

**Buhari visits Imo, commissions projects **How I intend to address insecurity, crawling economy if elected – Atiku **Boko Haram members are “fraudulent oeople”,-...

News Update, Sunday, 11/09/2022

** Senate President, Lawan meets Abdulsalami, IBB in Minna ** Islamic court orders arrest of Nigerian celebrities over immoral conduct ** FG set to drag ASUU to court as...

News Update, Tuesday, 06/09/2022

** FG suspends proposed telecoms tax ** PDP Crisis: We will show Ayu what ‘Boys’ can do — Wike ** APC has no hand in PDP crisis, says VON DG ** 2023: Atiku will...

News Update, Thursday, 01/09/2022

** Muslim/Muslim ticket: Focus should be on need for good governance – Obasa, others ** Atiku, Tambuwal, PDP fault suit by Wike, Ekamon against party’s primary **...

Stolen Crude Oil Found In Churches, Mosques – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has accused religious leaders, security agencies, and even some NNPC staff of the theft of the nation’s crude...

News update, Tuesday, 23/08/2022

**Lawyer sues Buhari, AGF, others over alleged unlawful interference with NDDC **Atiku, Obi, Shettima attend NBA conference **Tinubu, I will replicate Lagos achievements...

Nigerian Policemen Caught In Another Video Extorting Money From Citizens Through Bank Transfer

Some policemen have been caught again on camera extorting money from Nigerian motorists.The officers were said to have arrested and bundled the young men into their...

TERMITES HAVE EATEN #17.BILLION VOUCHERS – NSITF TELLS SENATE

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has told the Senate that termites have eaten most of the vouchers containing details of how N17.158 billion yet to be...

Former Governors Who Diverted Public Funds Leaves Prison In Style

Former Governors of Plateau and Taraba states, Joshua Dariye, and Jolly Nyame, released from Kuje correctional facility in Abuja. This is coming three months after the...

News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill ** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if… ** I’m playing my...

News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill ** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if… ** I’m playing my...

News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill ** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if… ** I’m playing my...

News Update, Friday, 15/07/2022

** Osun Guber: Wike absent as Atiku, Okowa, PDP Governors storm Osogbo for Adeleke ** APC postpones Tinubu’s running mate unveiling ceremony indefinitely **...

News Update, Tuesday, 05/07/2022

** 2023 Elections: APC finally settles for El-Rufai as Tinubu’s running mate ** 2023: I’ll unite all aggrieved PDP members – Atiku ** 2023 Census: NPC...

Photonews: Safe With Foreign Currencies, Posh Vehicles Recovered From Ex-Army Chief, Buratai

Safe With Foreign Currencies, Posh Vehicles Recovered From Ex-Army Chief, Buratai.

ICPC Recovers Billions Of Naira, Expensive Cars From Buratai’s Abuja Home

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered N1.85 billion from a house and office said to belong to former Chief of Army...

News Update, Thursday, 23/06/2022

** We’ll decentralise national grid, invest $550m to boost power supply – Buhari ** Buhari presides over FEC meeting, nominates Mohammed Shehu as RMAFC chairman **...

News Update, Friday, 17/06/2022

** 2023: Atiku announces Okowa as running mate ** We’ll rescue Nigeria, Okowa says after nomination ** Okowa suitable for president after me, says Atiku ** Nigeria...

News Update, Thursday, 16/06/2022

**Professor Wole Soyinka Losses Brother ** Electoral Act: Reps to override Buhari’s veto on statutory delegates ** APC Presidential primary: COSEG congratulates...

News update, Wednesday, 15/06/2022

**Ekiti Guber: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, 13 governors drum support for APC candidate **INEC assures Nigerians: Ekiti guber election will be historic **Buhari holds talks with...

Electricity: Osun community protests 12 years total blackout

Residents of Garage Olode in Ife South Local Government Area of Osun State, on Saturday, protested the total blackout the town had been subjected to in the past 12...

News Update, Friday, 10/06/2022

** APC Governors pay congratulatory visit to Tinubu ** Tinubu, Adamu, 11 APC governors meet over running mate ** Buhari to address Nigerians on June 12 ** Sanwo-Olu to...

News Update, Sunday, 05/06/2022

** 11 APC Govs tell Buhari to cede power to South, as APC Northern governors back southern presidential candidate ** Meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari concluded,...

News Update, Tuesday, 31/05/2022

** Methodist Prelate, Uche, others regain freedom ** Labour Party Convention: Peter Obi emerges Presidential candidate ** Pat Utomi steps down for Peter Obi at Labour...

News Update, Friday, 27/05/2022

** 2023 elections’ll be fair, Buhari insists ** Tinubu set Ondo on path of prosperity, says Akeredolu ** Gbajabiamila cleared to contest sixth consecutive term **...

News Update, Monday, 09/05/2023

** SERAP sues Buhari, wants court to declare pardon for ex-govs Dariye, Nyame illegal ** House of Reps cancels Monday’s emergency plenary session as Speaker, others...

News Updates, Sunday, 01/05/2022

** Eid-el-Fitr holds Monday in Nigeria – Sultan ** ASUU strike: Activist slams education, labour ministers over 2023 presidential bids ** iger Delta militants...

News Update, Wednesday, 20/04/2022

** 2023: God told us to support Tinubu – South South Pastors ** Dariye, Nyame: You squashed putrid egg against Nigerians’ faces, Soyinka hits Buhari **...

Kano Governor Approves N110million To Non-existent Company For Road Project

A report by Economic Confidential has revealed how the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, awarded a road contract in 2019 to a non-existent construction company....

News Update, Wednesday, 13/04/2022

** APC National Chairman, Deputy resign from Senate ** 2023 presidency: Osinbajo meets APC Senators, House of Reps on Tuesday ** 2023: Osinbajo’s declaration unsettles...

News Update, Thursday, 07/04/2022

** Buhari elevates Mohammed Abdullahi from minister of state to minister of environment ** PDP consensus: Why I won’t step down for Atiku, Saraki – Fayose ** Court...

News Update, Saturday, 19/03/2022

** Medical Check-up: Buhari returns to Abuja ** 2023: Group obtains PDP Presidential form for Atiku ** Nigeria effects court judgement allowing appointees contest...

News Update, Wednesday, 16/03/2022

** Reps to investigate Lagos-Ibadan train fuel saga ** Court refuses to vacate order stopping APC’s convention ** Buni’s camp re-take APC secretariat as party crisis...

Audit Report: 107 million barrels of crude oil missing — AUGF

The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation has said the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, now Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, has...

News update, Tuesday, 15/03/2022

**ASUU extends strike for 2 months **Why we extended strike by eight weeks – ASUU **ASUU strikes: Nigerians tired, youths frustrated, loosing interest in education —...

News Update, Tuesday, 08/03/2022

** APC sacks Buni as Caretaker Chairman, replaces him with Gov. Sani Bello ** Why I replaced Buni, Sani Bello makes shocking revelation ** Fresh crisis rocks APC as...

Abba Kyari’s Co-defendants plead guilty to Drug Trafficking

Two co-defendants of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, on Monday pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges levelled against them by the National Drug Law...

Photonews: DCP Abba Kyari and others arrive court for arraignment over alleged drug trafficking

DCP Abba Kyari and others arrive court for arraignment over alleged drug trafficking.

News Update, Wednesday, 02/03/2022

** National Assembly passes bills for devolution of powers ** ASUU Strike: Ngige updates Buhari, says FG paid N92bn to ASUU ** Buhari leaves Abuja for Nairobi, London...

News Update, Tuesday, 01/03/2022

** Electoral Act: Buhari, NASS to agree on disputed clause soon – Presidency ** Ukraine: It’s time to show govt cares for Nigerians, Anyim tells Buhari ** Electoral...

News Update, Monday, 28/02/2022

** Act fast on ASUU strike, fuel crisis, Kaigama tells Buhari ** Nigeria’s political parties are one and the same – Senator Shekarau ** 2023 Presidency: Don’t...

News Update, Wednesday, 23/02/2022

** Senate to vote on report of 1999 constitution review committee March 1 ** Implement agreement signed with ASUU, Reps tell FG ** APC governors meet Buhari, support...

News Update, Tuesday, 22/02/2022

** APC slates national convention for March 26 ** Buni, Bello, two other govs thwarting APC national convention – Lukman ** Strike: FG meets ASUU Tuesday ** I will...

Cocaine Deal: Court declines Abba Kyari’s bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, declined a bail request by Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team...

News Update, Sunday 20/02/2022

** APC may postpone National Convention by two weeks ** Presidency: Tinubu will use ‘magic’ to fix Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu ** N165b Prison Fund: Tinubu Didn’t Send...

News Update, Wednesday 16/02/2022

** Buhari sends 2022 supplementary budget to National Assembly ** NNPC distributes one billion litres of fuel nationwide ** 2023 Election: I’m focused on my job...

News Update, Sunday 13/02/2022

** 2023: I told Buhari I want to step in his shoes, not on his toes —Tinubu ** Strike: ASUU begins two-day meeting, takes final decision on Sunday ** Shake up in Aso...

News Update, Friday 11/02/2022

** 2023 Presidency: Sanwo-Olu urges APC leaders to unite for Tinubu ** Don’t interfere with Nigerian politics, Buhari warns new diplomats ** Be a reference point to...

News Update, Monday 07/02/2022

** Discourage coups across Africa, Buhari urges AU leaders, as he receives briefing on situation in Guinea-Bissau after coup attempt ** ASUU begins preparation for...

News Update, Sunday 06/02/2022

** 2023: Tinubu is the next Nigeria’s President, no controversy, Igbokwe assures Nigerians ** EndSARS: Implement panels’ reports to prevent another protest,...

News Update, Monday, 24/01/2022

** AFCON: Super Eagles booted out by Tunisia 0- 1 ** SERAP drags Buhari govt to ECOWAS Court over ‘secrecy in spending of loans, debt crisis’ ** Osinbajo eulogizes...

News Update, Saturday, 22/01/2022

** 2023: Every candidate must declare bank asset, says INEC ** COVID-19: Osinbajo seeks waiver for local vaccine production ** Buhari commends El-Rufai on leadership...

News Update, Friday, 14/01/2022

**FG should pay youth entrepreneurs every kobo lost to Twitter ban –Lawyer *Buhari visits Ogun, commissions landmark projects **Akeredolu leads Southwest govs to...

News Update, Thursday, 13/01/2022

** Perish your dream to become Nigeria’s President, HURIWA tells Umahi ** Oil ownership: Adebanjo backs Clark, says Obasanjo’s statement ‘catalyst for Nigeria’s...

News Update, Wednesday, 12/01/2022

** Former Nigerian Interim Leader, Ernest Shonekan dies at 85 ** Shonekan’s death: FG orders National Flag to fly at half-mast ** Nigeria owes a great debt to...

News Update, Tuesday, 11/01/2022

** Buhari meets Tinubu at Aso Villa, declares ambition ** Mali: It’s clear ECOWAS will no longer accept coups, says Osinbajo ** N14.7bn realised from PHCN sale...

EFCC Arrests 22 Suspected Oil Thieves in PortHarcourt

Twenty two suspected oil thieves and a vessel: MT. TIS IV handed over to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of theEFCC by the Nigeria Navy are being quizzed in connection...

Human Rights Activists, Kunle Ajayi Wizeman And Proficience Arrested By Nigerian Police After Confronting Them Over Extortion

Former Ondo state Governorship aspirant, Kunle Ajayi Wizeman have been arrested by the Nigerian Police in Lagos along with his colleague, Proficience, after they both...

News Update, Friday, 07/01/2022

** Buhari deploys Osinbajo to meet NLC as countdown for fuel price hike begins ** Govt says no going back on full deregulation as Osinbajo-led panel gets mandate to...

News Update, Wednesday, 05/01/2022

** Buhari appoints Chief Economic Adviser after 7 years in office ** Shakeup in Nigeria Air Force as Branch Chiefs are redeployed ** FG to lift ban as Twitter meets...

News Update, Tuesday, 04/01/2022

** 2022 budget: No crisis between Buhari, legislature —Presidency ** NDDC audit: Stop rhetoric, prosecute offenders, Ijaw congress tells Buhari ** Our target for...

88,000 Ak-47 Rifles, Other Firearms Missing From Nigerian Police Custody – Audit Report

Areport by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) has revealed that over 88,000 AK-47 rifles and other firearms and ammunition in the custody of the...

Nigerian Army only strong on paper, filled with corrupt generals, says London magazine

The Economist has described Nigerian Army as a useless organisation filled with corrupt generals for their inability to protect the country from mutating violence. The...

National Assembly Members Fail To Provide Documents Of How N2.5billion Running Cost In Six Months Were Spent

The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the National Assembly, has failed to produce documents to prove how its members spent N2.5billion running costs paid...

News Update, Wednesday, 29/12/2021

** Insecurity: Buhari will end insurgency in next 17months – Presidency ** Buhari to sign 2022 Budget on Friday ** Open letter: Oil belongs to Nigeria, not Niger...

News Update, Tuesday, 28/12/21

** Why Buhari will not sign proposed electoral law – Malami ** Desmond Tutu made me contest 1999 election – Obasanjo ** AGF Abubakar Malami blasts Nigerian...

News Update, Wednesday, 15/12/2021

** 2023: I won’t turn down your calls, Tinubu tells Nigerians ** Buhari nominates new minister, seeks Senate’s confirmation ** Buhari nominates 12 National...

News Update, Saturday, 11/12/2021

** Insecurity: Buhari sends NSA, IGP, DSS DG, others to Sokoto, Katsina ** Report bullies to school authorities, Sanwo-Olu advises students ** Ayu promises to return PDP...

ISWAP Moves N18billion Annual Revenue Through Nigeria’s Financial System – ECOWAS Body

The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, established by the EconomicCommunity of West African States, says Boko Haram splinter group,...

EFCC Re-Arrests Femi Fani-Kayode Over N4.6bn Fraud

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, was on Tuesday re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) within the premises of the Federal...

News Update, Sunday, 28/11/2021

** COVID-19: Nigerian government directs all workers to resume, get vaccinated ** Beware, Be Prepared, COVID-19 fighting back – Buhari ** Declaration of bandits as...

News Update, Saturday, 27/11/2021

** ‘God told me there’ll be no elections in 2023’ – Prophet warns IGP, AGF, Defence Minister ** Fix refineries before removing subsidy, Catholic knights tell FG...

News Update, Thursday, 25/11/2021

**NLC rejects proposed N5,000 stipend to replace petrol subsidy **Reps order probe of FG’s abandoned N97bn cancer centre **Sanwo-Olu Presents N1.388tr 2022...