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Why I Withdrew Cash From My Account – Former First Lady

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan yesterday explained that she withdrew $100,000 from her unblocked Skye Bank account for medical treatment. Speaking through her solicitor, Barrister Charles Ogboli, the former first lady, said she never wanted to withdraw all the money, but just to ensure compliance to the order of court. …

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Whistleblower exposes N4b in GTB accounts

A tip-off by a whistle blower on Tuesday, 11 April has led to the discovery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of N4 billion kept in two separate accounts at the GTB Plc. The money was suspected to be proceeds of crime. Investigations as to the owner of …

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Corruption: No gang up in judiciary, says Onnoghen

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday dismissed speculations that there is a judicial gang-up against the anti-corruption campaign by the Buhari Government. Onnoghen, said this after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa. He described the accusation as mere speculation. The CJN …

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Seized $9.2m could build 774 clinics – Minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has given a profound illustration of the cost of corruption in Nigeria, saying that the $9.2 million seized from a former boss of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC could build 774 health centres. The money, found in a bungalow in Sabon …

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EFCC blocks Patience Jonathan at Skye Bank

Former Nigerian First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday visited the Maitama branch of the Skyebank in Abuja to withdraw part of her $5.9million recently unfrozen by a Lagos High Court. But she met a brickwall. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had procured a stay-of-execution of the judgement and also …

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Court orders EFCC to unblock Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m account

A Federal High court in Lagos has unfrozen the domiciliary account of Patience Jonathan containing $5,842,316.66 at Skye bank Plc. The order of the court was sequel to an application argued by her lawyer Mr. Adedayo Adedipe SAN, leading seven other lawyers. Adedipe urged the court to unfreeze the account …

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EFCC arraigns fake Femi Adesina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today docked one Christian Efe Oyovweyho alias Femi Adesina before Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano on a two count charge of Obtaining by False Pretence. The defendant allegedly impersonated the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammad Buhari, …

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N49m recovery not a stunt – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has condemned a report which appeared on page 10 of Thisday Newspaper of Thursday March 16, 2017 claiming that the N49million recovered by operatives of the Commission at the Kaduna international Airport on Monday March 13, 2017 was a stunt purportedly intended to …

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