Nigeria Crime

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari assents to police bill 2020

Nigerian President President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020.The President in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National...

Lawan denies receiving COVID-19 palliatives from NDCC

The Senate has challenged the Executive Director (Projects) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojuogboh, to provide evidence to back up his claim that members of the National Assembly were beneficiaries of COVID-19 palliatives...

Nine ‘internet prince charming’ Nigerians arrested over love scams

Nigeria has arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in Minna, Niger State, the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) said on Friday.The suspected scammers were arrested following...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after...

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after a night in police custody.Mr....

Confusion over identities of security agents who arrested Ibrahim Magu, Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar accused of financial fraud

The Nigerian secret service has denied arresting Ibrahim Magu, the powerful acting chairman of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and a local newspaper reported that the security agents who arrested him on Monday...

Nigerian senate calls for probe over herdsmen attack on Benue communities

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday urged the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies in the country to carry out a comprehensive investigation into attacks by herdsmen on Echori and Itakpa communities in Benue state, with...

Nigerian court orders fresh trial of Blue Dolphin Limited over illegal oil bunkering

Justice Philomena Ekpe of the Court of Appeal, Calabar division, Cross Rivers State,   on Tuesday, May 19, 2020  set aside the decision of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which acquitted Edward...

Angola: Why is it called corruption when it is in Africa and lobbying when it is happening in Washington DC?

In June 2019, Washington Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) was awarded the $4.1 million contract by the government of Angola.Officially, the goal was to promote Angola's national interest. But in fact SPB was...

Lagos lawmakers say embattled Speaker Obasa bought them SUVs because they begged him

A statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA by the office of the Speaker read:Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday dispelled claims in some quarters that the purchase of...

How ‘Mama Boko Haram’, Others Diverted N111m Contract Funds -Witness

A prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il on March 16, 2020 told a Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri presided over by Justice Aisha Kumaliya that Aisha Alkali Wakil (aka Mama Boko Haram) connived with two others...

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