Binance executive Gambaryan accuses NSA

 Detained Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, has accused the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating his fundamental human rights. In an originating motion, Gambaryan sought a declaration that his detention and seizure of his travel document, was unconstitutional, as he urged the court to order the defendants […]

EFCC has intercepts 21 food trucks heading to neighbouring countries

Announcing the seizure made by operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command, in a statement on its X handle on Tuesday, the anti-graft agency said the items were heading towards N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central African Republic, and Cameroon. The commission stated that the arrest of the trucks is expected to stem the tide of food insecurity […]

EFCC declares former CBN Governor’s wife wanted for alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Mrs Margaret Emefiele, wife of the former governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele wanted for alleged money laundering. EFCC’s spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale, stated in Abuja that three other persons: Mr Eric Odoh, Mrs Anita Omoile, and Mr Jonathan Omoile, had been declared wanted alongside […]

EFCC raises special taskforce against dollarisation of economy

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has raised a Special Task Force in all its Zonal Commands to enforce extant laws against currency mutilation and dollarization of the economy. Its Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, in a statement yesterday said the Task Force, inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ola Olukoyede, is to protect […]

EFCC freezes the account of a brother to former Aviation Minister

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen an account belonging to Abubakar Ahmad Sirika, brother of immediate-past minister Hadi Sirika, over an alleged N8.06 billion contract fraud in the Federal Ministry of Aviation. According to a report in The Nation, the anti-graft agency made this known after the arrest of Abubakar Sirika over […]

EFCC Uncovers Religious Sect Laundering Money For Terrorists

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has revealed that the anti-graft agency uncovered how a religious sect in Nigeria is “laundering money for terrorists.” This was as he also revealed that another religious body was found to be protecting a money launderer after some money suspected to have been […]

EFCC demands for the death certificate of Grace Taiga

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has demanded to see the death certificate of the former Director of Legal, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Grace Taiga. Counsel to Taiga,  Daniel Alumun, had on November 4, 2023, informed the Federal Capital Territory High Court that his client, who was standing trial before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi on allegations […]

Court Grants Godwin Emefiele’s Travel Request with Restriction to Remain in Nigeria

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has approved the request of Godwin Emefiele, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank, to travel outside the FCT. However, the court has mandated that Emefiele must remain within the country during his travel. Emefiele, who was on bail terms restricted to the FCT, […]

President Tinubu Suspends Betta Edu, Directs EFCC To Probe Humanitarian Ministry

President Tinubu has ordered the immediate suspension of Dr. Betta Edu as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. A press statement issued yesterday, by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the President further directed the Executive Chairman of the EFCC to conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects […]