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Police Arrest FreshNEWS Publisher, Desmond Utomwen in Abuja

*Increasing incessant assault of journalists decried by CABSAJ *MACPS takes case against Faru to Customs, EFCC For the second time in a week, the overzealous Nigeria Police, has gone after journalists for performing their constitutional roles and responsibilities, with the arrest and release of FreshNEWS publisher, Desmond Utomwen on Friday …

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NNPC fund: Court orders Alison-Madueke to forfeit $153m to FG

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has provided details of its claim that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, siphoned $153.3m from the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC). In a nine-paragraph affidavit filed in support of the anti-graft agency’s ex parte application for the forfeiture of the funds, …

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Malabu Oil deal: Etete to face Italian prosecution

Italian authorities have indicated their intention to file criminal charges against a former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum, Chief Dan Etete, for his involvement in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal. The prosecutors filed the notice in a Milan court last week. This is coming about a week after he was …

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Return our money to us, FIFA demands from NFF

Gianni Infantino FIFA President...Oh my God!

*N280,675,150 to be returned to FIFA *To still face EFCC or ICPC in new year *It is in the Treasury Single Account By Olajide Fashikun, Oluwole Francis Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is under immense pressure over how to account for the $1.1m development grant given to the soccer body by …

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EFCC to finally take over NFF Audit fraud in January 2017

*FG gives approval for full investigation, prosecution *Entire NFF Board to face prosecution? By Oluwole Francis If feelers from the corridor of power is anything to go by, the advent of the new year is going to be very rough for the members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as …

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$1.1bn Malabu Oil deal : EFCC files charges against Etete, Adoke, 6 companies

Five years after the Federal Government lost a whopping $1.6 billion to some of its influential citizens through the sale and revocation of a controversial oil block, known as OPL 245, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, filed charges against the suspects. The suspects, according to papers filed …

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Politics, poli-tricks behind Magu’s non confirmation

Ibrahim Magu Acting Chairman EFCC...storm

*Stories behind the table not told Senate’s refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was a rancorous power-play involving the Senate, the State Security Service and the Presidency. At a hurriedly arranged press conference Thursday, the spokesperson for the senate, Abdullahi Sabi, …

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N244m NFLL scandal: Pinnick’s secret support of fraud exposed

Kano Pillars...Gold Cup

*Zenith Bank in complicity From Ayo Balogun Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick may want Nigerians to buy its story that paucity of funds is responsible for its inability to meet its financial obligations to the national teams. The unfolding financial scandal in one of the …

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Judgesgate scandal: Five more jurists face trial over allegations

Nigerian judges...Lagos starts new legal year

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will about this week arraign five more judges on the massive corruption Judgesgate scandal. Sources disclosed to www.gongnews.net that the anti-graft agency has concluded her investigation of the five judges and are set for trial. The five justices under the radar here include the following: …

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