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 Ganduje Flees  Edo State In Private Jet As APC Agent Refuses To Sign Result Sheet, after Obaseki’s victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,.who scored 223,619 votes. Total votes cast was 550,242 out of which 12,835 was rejected. Obaseki was elected on the APC platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being…

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EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Alleged Internet Fraud In Kwara

Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa: Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola and twenty-eight others over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud. The twenty-eight other suspects are: Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar. Others are: Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf…

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EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters, around the Alagbado axis of Lagos State. The suspects are Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan; Gbenga Ade; Nwokeso Innocent; Obodoukwu Godstime; Mba Emmanuel; Oluwadare Ibisiola, Damilola Ogunsemire and Christopher Ubong The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by operatives of the Commission at Plot 109 Obas Street off AIT Estate, Lagos State, and some other areas within the axis, following credible intelligence received from…

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9 suspected Yahoo boys arrested in Port Harcourt (photos)

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem, Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu. Others are: Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah. According to the statement, the suspects were apprehended in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in…

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“It’s ridiculous to think I was acting” – NDDC boss, Pondei breaks silence on fainting incident

The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Daniel Pondei has finally spoken on him fainting at the National Assembly few weeks back. Pondei fainted while Fielding questions from a Senate committee on the misappropriation of the budget of the NDDC, leading to mixed reactions on social media. He was however revived after scores of NDDC officials including Dr Cairo Ojuogboh seated close to him promptly came his rescue. Pondei was however ferried out of the venue of the investigative hearing chaired by the chairman of the…

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INEC Reacts To Removal Of Diri As Governor Of Bayelsa State

INED The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it may respond to some of the issues raised by the Election Tribunal following the nullification of the Bayelsa State governorship election. Recall that we reported yesterday that the Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal sacked Bayelsa Governor, Duoye Diri and ordered a fresh poll. His election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating in the election. According to NAN, while reacting, the INEC National Commissioner…

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The List Of Contractors Are Authentic And Was Not Compiled By Akpabio – NDDC

Godswill Akpabio The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed that the list of contract beneficiaries released by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, is authentic and was not compiled by him. Prominent names on the list compiled in 2018 are former Governors, Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), James Ibori (Delta}, Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. While some of these politicians have denied benefitting from NDDC contracts, the commission however enjoined those whose names appeared in the list not to panic as it has been uncovered that some…

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“Pay stranded scholarship students now” – President Buhari orders NDDC

President Buhari has ordered that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. The students have recently to social media to claim that the NDDC abandoned them, forcing them to take on menial jobs to survive. resident Buhari has now intervened in the situation asking that the student be paid what they were promised. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday. Odili said the students…

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I won’t fold my arms any longer, I’ll reply every attack point to point – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he will respond to every allegation against him now ”point to point”. Magu who denied misappropriating funds recovered for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a statement released by his lawyer Wahab Shittu, averred that the allegations he is currently facing were never brought before the panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the activities of the EFCC under him. The statement read; ”Take notice that, our client can no longer fold his…

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Court orders EFCC to return Mompha’s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release everything seized from Instagram big boy, Mompha. Justice Liman who ruled on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses. They are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19, in Abuja. The federal high court judge who noted that the…

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EFCC: Magu opens up on alleged N4b, N28m to Osinbajo, Falana

Embattled Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has opened up on the allegations that he gave N4 billion to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Magu described the claim as false and a calculated attempt to tarnish Osinbajo’s hard-earned reputation The suspended EFCC boss, who was freed from detention on Wednesday, equally denied giving the sum of N28 million to Femi Falana SAN, a human rights lawyer. Magu spoke in a petition signed by his lawyer, Wahab Kunle Shittu and addressed to the Chairman of the…

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EFCC Arraigns Alleged Oil Thief, Notorious Hacker In Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Ahweyevu Ese, a suspected oil thief, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Ese was arraigned before Justice I.M. Sani of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on one count charge bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products without the appropriate license. The charge reads, “That you Ahweyevu Ese, on or about the 19th of August, 2019, at Okrika, Rivers State, within the jurisdiction of this court did deal in petroleum product to wit: loading…

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Reps issue warrant of arrest for NDDC boss, Pondei

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC have issued a warrant of arrest against NDDC boss, Professor Pondei. This is coming after the acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee(IMC) of the NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, walked out on them earlier today. Professor Pondei and his team were at the House to appear before the panel investigating activities of the commission. It can be recalled that earlier this week the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Professor Pondei,…

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Magu released after 10 days in detention

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody after 10 days in detention. The embattled anti-corruption agency boss was was arrested on July 6, 2020 over corruption charges and brought before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. Magu was accused of being unable to account for the interest accrued to recovered funds of about N550billion. He was at the same accused of insubordination and purchase of property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Magu was also accused of…

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