Author: Ogochukwu Isioma

EFCC dismisses alleged raid of Governor Kashim Shettima’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has dismissed news and photos being circulated on social media alleging that the commission had raid a residence of Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima and recovered a huge sum of money. EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren told journalists on Sunday that the commission was neither aware of any raid nor recovery of funds in the residence of the Governor. “We are not aware of anything like that” the EFCC spokesman said in clear terms. A top official of the EFCC who responded to media enquiry, explained the the way the information was being circulated...

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Aluu 4 killings: Court sentences three people to death

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt has sentenced to death a Police Sergeant, Mr. Lucky Orji, David Chinasa Ogbada and Ikechukwu Louis Amadi, (aka Kapoon) for their active involvement in the murder of four students of the University of Port-Harcourt. The court also discharged and acquitted four other suspects in the trial, Saviour Johnny, Abiodun Yusuf, Joshua Ekpe and Cyril Abang. Four students of UNIPORT, Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Tekena Elkannah and Chiadika Biringa were murdered in a mob action at Aluu community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state on 5th Oct 2012. Twelve suspects were arraigned before...

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EFCC Twitter handler: Reason why he left – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed reasons behind Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi’s exit from the commission. According to the commission on Twitter, Mr. Olufemi harboured personal dreams even before assuming duties at the commission and he has now decided to fulfill those dreams. “Adeyemi harboured personal dreams even before assuming duties at the Commission and he has now decided to fulfill those dreams. “Like a parent that finds joy in seeing a child grow, we are happy for Adeyemi because the Eagle must be allowed to soar. “And, like the Eagle that always maintains its nest, Adeyemi’s...

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Dr. Joe Abah departs as DG, BPSR, August 31st

After four years as the Director General of Bureau of Public Servants Reform (BPSR) in Nigeria, Dr. Joe Abah’s tenure will come to an end, and as a result, he will be steeping down from his position at the end of August 2017. He has been recognised by thousands of Nigerians on Twitter as a rare Nigerian Public Servant. Many are sad to see him go. Twitter recognised his Twitter handle with its famous blue tick verification status, one of a few Nigerian public servants to thus be honoured. Dr. Joe Abah has been able to break the negative stigma of Nigerian public servants on social media with his professional, bold and joyous style of engagement. He has gone beyond what Nigerians have come to expect from its leaders. He is being recognised with award and speaking engagements around the world. Would you like to to wish him well before he goes? Join millions of Nigerians on Twitter & send your send-forth goodwill messages to Dr. Joe Abah. Tweet @DrJoeAbah, @bpsr_ng using #NigeriathanksDrJoeAbah...

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EFCC Chair gets Global Endorsement as Nigeria Makes Progress in TI Corruption Index

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has received the endorsement of 25 countries around the world, applauding his work in fighting corruption in Nigeria. This unique validation is the outcome of an opinion poll conducted by United Kingdom based Global Peace Movement International. The poll result is coming a week after Transparency International released its latest transparency index in which Nigeria, for the first time in over a decade, moved up in the global anti corruption and transparency ranking, a move analysts said is directly related to the efforts of the...

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