28 Oct 2020

LAGOS, Nigeria – Authorities in Nigeria have arrested two suspects who are believed to be behind a huge fraud scheme which nearly saw German health authorities pay EUR 2.4 million for masks they never received. In March 2020, as a number of countries were going into lockdown due to COVID-19, health authorities were desperate to purchase protective equipment for medical staff. They con...

19 Aug 2020

Despite intervention by regional heads led by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, Mali’s history of a military takeovers has played again as all mediation failed to resolve the crisis-torn nation. In the early hours of Wednesday, President Ibrahim Keita bowed to pressure and announced his resignation from office after pressure from rebellious s...

12 Aug 2020

The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was yesterday released after 10 days in detention. He had been arrested and hauled before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel to answer the fraud charges preferred against him by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Magu was...

06 Jul 2020

An Instagram influencer who attracted millions of followers with pictures of a glamorous jet-setting lifestyle has been arrested by Dubai police amid claims of a £350m cyberscam. Raymond Abbas – a Nigerian known to his 2.4 million Instagram followers as “Hushpuppi” – was detained on Thursday night as part of an investigation into money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking and scamming. ...

08 May 2020

Twenty four hours after the Senate ordered a thorough investigation into an alleged N40 billion fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), leaders from the Niger Delta have accused the National Assembly of frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. The leaders, who are members of Niger Delta Forum for Equity and Justice, in a statement made available to...

11 Mar 2020

A 500-LEVEL student of the University of Port Harcourt, Sunday Deele Noble has been dragged to the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for allegedly engaging in internet fraud. The 25-year-old Deele was arrested and arraigned before Justice E. A Obile by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretense. ...

27 Feb 2020

Lagos state commissioner for finance, Rabiu Olowo has called for a reappraisal of the policy of financial incentives on whistleblowing, insisting that preventing theft is better than recovery efforts and  chasing thieves! Olowo stated this in a keynote address he delivered at the ongoing Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN Malaysia District) conference ongoing at Kuchi...

27 Feb 2020

The Kano State Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Speaker and now Minority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Isiyaku Ali Danja for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of N1.5b constituency projects fund. EFCC Spokesman, Tony Orilade disclosed yesterday in Abuja that Danja was arrested following a petition that fun...

14 Feb 2020

The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria, CIFIPN, said yesterday Nigeria has lost about N5.5 trillion to fraud, corruption and cyber crimes in the last 10 years. Pro-tem President, CIFIPN, Dr. Victoria Ayishetu Enape, who disclosed this while declaring open the training/induction of new members in Abuja, described the situation as worrisome. Sh...
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