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Was it Goodluck for him with $523m in the Malabu oil deal?

The Nigerian law enforcement agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has charged the former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (2010-2015) and former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete (1995-1998) with money laundering. The case centres on the 2011 sale of the Nigerian oil license OPL 245, after years of investigation by NGOs Global Witness, Re:Common and Corner House into …

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The EFCC confirms they are not proactive in combating corruption

A Nigerian on Twitter, who tweets under the handle Mr Aye Dee, tweeted yesterday: “How long b4 @officialEFCC swoops down on APC Governors who are illegally using state funds 2 back Oke’s campaign via AD? Asking for a friend.” His tweet drew a sharp retort from the official EFCC Twitter account: “Ok. When your friend is less busy, please have …

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Journalists must be free to do their jobs – US Embassy spokesman

Russell Brooks, the spokesman for the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, has sent a thinly-veiled warning to Nigerian authorities on the issue of press freedom. Brooks was speaking yesterday at an event in the Nigerian capital to mark the International Day to End Impunity, Crimes against Journalists organised by the Campaign Against Brutality and for Safety of Journalists in Africa …

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Magu Magu justice – Guilty until proven innocent

Ibrahim Magu, the boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) claimed on Monday at a National Open Government Partnership retreat that: “Whoever we arrested for corruption must be guilty of it”. Magu is also a police officer, but seems oblivious of the basic principle of the criminal justice system – that of the presumption of innocence until proven …

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Nigeria: Crackdown on journalists and assault on protests

The continuing spate of arrests and detentions of journalists and bloggers amid the security forces’ violent disruption of peaceful protests underscores how the Nigerian government appears determined to crush dissent and suffocate freedom of expression, said Amnesty International today. The organization is calling for the authorities to ensure the rights of Nigerians to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of …

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Nigeria, we hail thee: Tompolo tomfoolery

Government Ekpemupolo — more commonly known as Tompolo – the former Niger Delta “militant” who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of theft and money laundering totaling 34bn naira ($171m), arrived at his father’s funeral in Kurutie, Delta State yesterday, not looking anything like a man on the run from the law. He was …

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