Posts Tagged ‘NFIU’

‘Viral letter’ demanding bank details of Senate President, Speaker, others was ‘leaked’ ~ NFIU

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 17, 2019
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has said the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Chief Justice of the Federation, Tanko Muhammad, and other top public office holders are not under any form of investigation by its operatives. The agency said a letter that surfaced on the internet weekend, […]

NFIU reassures FBI to Reverse Financial Transactions of Nigerians Charged in US

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 28, 2019
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has started reversing some of the financial transactions of some Nigerians arrested by the United States government for internet fraud. The Director of NFIU, Mr. Modibbo Hamman-Tukur, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the 2019 Sub-regional Conference on Illicit Financial Flow and Assets Recovery with the theme, ‘Increasing […]

We dare you to release names of governors diverting LG funds – PDP Governors confront Buhari

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 7, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has declared that none of its members is involved in the alleged diversion of funds meant for local government administration in their states. While condemning the suppression of local government through funds diversion, the governors challenged the Federal Government to publish names of state governors found culpable. This […]

LG Funds: Call NFIU to Order, Governors caution Buhari

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 20, 2019
The 36 states governors in the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to order over its decision to prevent them from overseeing local government funds. The governors in a letter addressed to Buhari, urged him to warn […]

Joint accounts: NFIU moves against states, releases new guidelines to LGs, banks on withdrawals

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 6, 2019
The Nigerian government has moved to block the illegal withdrawal of monies belonging to local councils by state governments. The information was contained in a statement signed by Ahmed Dikko, NFIU acting Chief Media Analyst, and made available to newsmen. On Monday, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), directed all financial institutions, public servants and […]

FG freezes bank accounts of CJN Walter Onnoghen

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 17, 2019
The Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to freeze all bank accounts belonging to Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. A letter to that effect through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami was dated January 14. It was signed by one Abiodun Aikomo and […]