“Kaduna Assembly yet to report ₦423bn misappropriation on el-Rufa’i” — EFCC, ICPC

EFCC, ICPC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), have confirmed that they have not received any formal report or petition regarding the alleged ₦423 billion misappropriation by the administration of former Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i. Recall that the Kaduna State House of Assembly had previously established a 13-man panel chaired by Deputy Speaker, Henry Ɗanjuma, to investigate el-Rufa’i’s tenure. This followed claims by the current Governor, Uba Sani, about inheriting a significant debt burden that he detailed during a…

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“​Invite EFCC, ICPC to probe el-Rufa’i” – PDP urges Gov. San

PDP on el Rufa'i

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP), has urged Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC), to further investigate former governor Nasir el-Rufa’i over his indictment by the State’s House of Assembly. This was contained in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Catoh, on Friday. Catoh added that el Rufa’i’s indictments by the legislative arm have vindicated the party. “The reports of the Kaduna State House of Assembly investigations on financial expenditure of the immediate…

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ICPC traces ₦219.8bn allocation across 176 MDAs over five years

ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC), says it has uncovered a startling revelation over the allocation and management of public funds in Nigeria. At a press conference held in Lagos yesterday, the ICPC Chairman, Musa Adamu Aliyu, disclosed that the Commission, through its Constituency and Executive projects Tracking Group, (CEPTG), has meticulously tracked a total sum of ₦219.844 billion disbursed to 176 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) since 2019. Aliyu emphasised the importance of directing government funds towards impactful projects that serve the most vulnerable segments of the population. According…

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ICPC grills OAGF, CBN officials over ‘missing’ $3.4bn IMF loan

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has questioned two officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and one from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, (OAGF), over $3.4 billion loan allegedly granted to Nigeria by the International Monetary Fund, (IMF). Reports confirmed that the anti-graft agency has also invited another set of officials from the Federal Ministry of Finance for interrogation. Recall that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has approached the court over what it alleged as “the failure to probe…

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‘Over 40% of high-ranking political positions in 3 Arms of Govt. tainted by corruption’— ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has raised alarm over the prevalence of corruption, asserting that 42% of high-ranking positions within the three arms of government and the private sector have been plagued by corruption between 2022 and 2023. Speaking at the validation meeting of the Nigeria Corruption Index (NCI) Survey in Abuja, the Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Prof. Tunde Babawale, highlighted that the findings revealed a disturbingly high level of corruption across the Legislature, Judiciary, Executive arms of government, and the private…

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EFCC Chair, CBN Gov. Incarceration without Trail: Ex-Minister writes AGF on Gestapo manner of removal

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has penned an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, concerning what he described as “violation” of the country’s laws by President Bola Tinubu’s administration. Chidoka referenced the manner of recent removal of the leadership of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). He wondered if President Tinubu seeks the Attorney-General’s opinion in exercising his presidential powers. “The growing lawlessness and Gestapo tactics the government is deploying to…

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“Appointing EFCC, ICPC chairmen from same geo-political zone unlawful” – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN), has declared that the appointment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission chairmen from the same geo-political zone is unlawful and against the Federal Character Principle. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria made the declaration during a live appearance on a television programme yesterday. According to him, if the chairman of the EFCC is from the northern region, then the chairman of the ICPC should be appointed from the southern region. The recently appointed chairman of EFCC,…

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Kaduna Light Rail Metro: Stakeholders petition DSS, Anti-corruption agencies on alleged looting of foreign loans for projects

The Kaduna State Concerned Stakeholders (KSCS) have petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS), Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Independent Corrupt and other related Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate a former aide of Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, Jimi Lawal, as well as ex-Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, Thomas Gyang, Jitender Sachdeva Co and others on the Indian Xing Bank Loan of $6m loan and €110m for the Kaduna Light Rail from Rigachikun to Maraban Rido in Kaduna State. The Concerned Stakeholders specifically called on the Director-General, Department of Security Service…

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Ex-Army Chief, Buratai secures court order to recover funds, posh vehicles, other properties seized by ICPC

A former Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd.) has secured a court order through his proxy to recover funds and other items seized from him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC). Recall that in June 2022, there were reports on how the ICPC recovered funds (including foreign currencies) from a house registered to someone fronting for Buratai, (who was Nigeria’s COAS between 2015 and 2021), a military contractor and Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Kabiru Sallau. The suit was filed by…

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Alleged corruption: ICPC begins probe of former AGF, Malami over abuse of office

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has stated that it is investigating allegations of corruption and abuse of office against former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over allegations of corruption and abuse of office. The ICPC, which stated this in a memo dated July 19, 2023, signed by H.S. Folaranmi, for the chairman, stated that it is investigating allegations of corruption and abuse of office against former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), over allegations…

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