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12 Jun 2018
The Chief Executive of Kurecion Foundation, Abikure Tega, has called for the use of block chain technology to address fraud in the country´s taxation system. He made the call at the weekend, in Abuja at a training session organised by the foundation for some members of the public on the technology and how they could…
6 Jun 2018
The Presidential Amnesty Office has uncovered irregularities in previous deployment of delegates for educational programmes at some universities in the country. This followed a verification exercise ordered by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, when he assumed office. He constituted a committee headed by…
1 Jun 2018
Justice Chizoba Oji of FCT High Court, Apo, on Friday granted N50million bail to Victor Onofiok, ex-Commissioner of Police, docked on a 21-count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N1.9billion. Oji also ordered the defendant to provide two sureties with landed property and resident in the FCT. She adjourned the case until Oct.…
18 May 2018
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered, Erastus Akingbola, to return to the Federal High Court, Lagos, to answer his alleged five billion Naira fraud charge. Akingbola is a former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc. Justice Tanko Muhammad, leading a five-man panel, affirmed the Feb. 20, 2015 judgment of the Court of Appeal…
11 May 2018
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Friday closed its case against a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu and two others charged with N3.2 billion fraud. The EFCC Prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), announced closure of the prosecution’s case at the Federal High Court, Lagos. He, however, informed the court that the prosecution…
10 May 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, at a Federal High Court, Abuja. He was re-arraigned before Justice John Tsoho, on a seven-count charge bordering on alleged N2.1 billion payments from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki, in 2015.…
10 Apr 2018
Bayelsa State government yesterday pledged to reform the public sector in the state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kamela Okara, disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Lagos. He said the state was also committed to flushing out culprits of payroll fraud, truancy, and multiple employments in the civil service. The government…
23 Mar 2018
Benue State Government has confirmed the deployment of a new payroll system into the state Civil service in the bid to check fraudulence practices on its payroll. Mr David Olofu, State commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, who confirmed this, revealed that the state has engage SystemSpecs’ Remita in managing the state’s salary payment and…
21 Mar 2018
The police have arrested Terhemba Tsuum, suspected to have impersonated the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to defraud the public of N38 million. The Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Cosmas Uzodinma, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Tsuum, 39, was paraded yesterday at the FCT Police Command. The Police Public Relations Officer,…
19 Mar 2018
An accountant in Abia Government House, Akpan Udoh, who is scheduled to testify in the ongoing trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, is now on the run, the prosecution told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. Udoh is listed as a witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The…
14 Mar 2018
U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday charged the chief executive of the blood-testing company Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, and a former president at the onetime soaring Silicon Valley startup with an "elaborate, years-long fraud." Holmes and Theranos have made a deal to settle the case against them, with the penalty including her surrendering majority voting control of…
6 Mar 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, and two others in a high court sitting in Ibadan over alleged N11.5 billion fraud. According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, the other defendants are a former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Senator Hosea…

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