CCFA NIGERIA AT THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE (TAI) DATA AND ANTI-CORRUPTION CONVENING ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1ST 2018

CCFA Nigeria was shortlisted as one of the recommended of several organizations with whom TAI are consulting on the issues of harnessing data to fight corruption in Nigeria.

TAI collaborative of international funders the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) seek to learn from grantees and other experts in Nigeria on how to ensure greater uptake of available data.  To that end, TAI organized a one one-day convening in Abuja. Read More

CCFA SENSITIZATION TEAM ACCOMPANIED BY DR. NELSON ALUYA SENSITIZED STUDENTS AT CHAR-RAH PRIME ACADEMY KUCHIKAU MASAKA, NASARAWA STATE

As part of our objectives on promoting awareness on fraud and other related matters, the Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) on Thursday 25th January 2018 visited Char-rah Prime Academy Kuchikau Masaka, Nasarawa State, to sensitize students on crime and other related matters.

The program which started at about 11:00 am had in attendance Glorious Crown Academy Kuchikau Masaka, Nasarawa State another secondary school within that axis, the principal of both schools, the entire staff of CCFA and Dr. Nelson Aluya a Medical Director at the New York Extended Care Facility New Jersey United States of America and Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Rutgers University Medical School New Jersey. Read More

Press Release: NAPTIP’s Most Wanted Human Trafficker – Perebi Nicole Otubo

NAPTIP

This woman Perebi Nicole Otubo whose pictures are displayed is wanted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for human trafficking. She has been linked to an International Human Trafficking ring that specializes in trafficking young girls to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sexual exploitation (prostitution). Read More

CCFA Sensitization Team Sensitizing Students at Government Secondary School Nyanya, Abuja

As part of our objectives on promoting awareness on fraud and other related matters, the Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) on Tuesday 26th September 2017 visited Government Secondary School Nyanya, Abuja to sensitize students on crime and other related matters.
The program which started at about 12:30 pm, had in attendance Mrs M. Okhilua and Pastor Kennedy of the monitoring unit of Secondary Education Board (SEB), the school VP Academics, teachers and students of the school and the Advocacy Team of CCFA headed by Mr Jonah Uket. Read More

Executive Director of Center for Counter Fraud Awareness sensitizes Local and State Government officials on crime.

The Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) were invited to make presentations at the National Workshop/Training on Economic and Financial Crime, Anti-Corruption, Fiscal Responsibility and Good Governance for State and Local Government Officials organized by the House Committee on Financial Crimes in Collaboration with Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Read More

CCFA Awareness Team Sensitizing Students at Government Day Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja

As part of our objectives on promoting awareness on fraud and other related matters, the Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) on Wednesday 20th September 2017 visited Government Day Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja to sensitize students on crime and other related matters.

The program which started at about 12:30 pm, had in attendance Mrs Binta and Pastor Kennedy of the monitoring unit of Secondary Education Board (SEB), the school VP Academics, teachers and students of the school and the Advocacy Team of CCFA headed by Mr Jonah Uket. Read More

CCFA Sensitization Team Educates Students at Government Secondary School Kubwa, Abuja

As part of our objectives on promoting awareness on fraud and other related matters, the Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) on Wednesday 20th September 2017 visited Government Secondary School Kubwa, Abuja to sensitize students on crime and other related matters.

The program which started at about 12:30 pm, had in attendance Mrs M. Okhilua and Mr Kennedy of the monitoring unit of Secondary Education Board (SEB), the school VP Academics, teachers and students of the school and the Advocacy Team of CCFA headed by Mr Jonah Uket. Read More

CCFA Advocacy Team visits Government Secondary School Bwari, Abuja

As part of our objectives on promoting awareness on fraud and other related matters, the Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) on Wednesday 20th September 2017 visited Government Secondary School Bwari, Abuja to sensitize students on crime and other related matters.

The program which started at about 12:30 pm, had in attendance Mrs Binta and Mr D. Bako of the monitoring unit of Secondary Education Board (SEB), the school VP Academics, teachers and students of the school and the Advocacy Team of CCFA headed by Mr Jonah Uket. Read More

2017 Basel AML Index

International Centre for Asset Recovery
The Basel AML Index is an annual ranking assessing country risk regarding money laundering/terrorism financing. It focuses on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) frameworks and other related factors such as financial/public transparency and judicial strength. Read More

Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon Host the Highest Number of Refugees

Bloomberg
The global refugee population continues to climb. In 2016 there were 17.2 million refugees, an increase of 7 percent over 2015, according to UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees. For the third straight year, Turkey hosted the most refugees, at 2.9 million, followed by Pakistan, with 1.4 million, and Lebanon with 1 million people. Turkey and Germany are the only Group of 20 nations among the top 10 host countries. More than half of the world’s refugees originated from Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan. In South Sudan, a growing humanitarian crisis led to an increase of 64 percent during the second half of the year to 1.4 million people. Read More

Stakeholders Seminar on Whistleblowing and Legal Protection in Nigeria

Whistleblowing or the commitment of officials and employees to make public interest disclosures about alleged wrongdoing within their organisations, is crucially important to ensuring accountability and integrity in the public sector. The process will not work adequately unless there is a sound legislative framework to facilitate and protect public interest disclosures and adequate protection for witnesses. Read More

CCFA NIGERIA SENSITIZATION TEAM STORMS KING OF KINGS SECONDARY SCHOOL

As part of its objectives which is creating awareness on fraud and other related matters, Center for Counter Fraud Awareness on Friday 26th May, 2017 visited King of Kings Secondary School, Lugbe, Abuja to sensitize them on crime and other related matters.

The program which started at about 12:30pm had in attendance teachers and students of the school and the awareness team of CCFA headed by Lynda Nzenwa
The presentation was divided in two parts, namely, introduction of CCFA as a non-profit organization to the students and a lecture on crime and its consequences. The students were made to understand crime, its types and categories, punishment melted out on criminals, effects of criminal acts on them as individuals and on the society.
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PREMIUM TIMES Centre partners CCFA to check fraud, corruption in Nigeria

Premium Times…

In a bid to enhance effective public service journalism and anti-graft reporting, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has signed a partnership agreement with the Centre for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA).

CCFA is a Nigerian non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, which promotes awareness in fraud and fraud-related matters such as corruption, money laundering, human and drug trafficking, abuse of office as well as cyber crimes. Read More

CCFA – THE NGO COMMITTED TO TACKLING FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

VENTURES
“Spread knowledge on fraud and fraud related matters. Provide awareness through media, training, and workshops. And serve as a centre for collation of information related to fraud and fraud related matters.” These are some of the objectives of CCFA – Centre for Counter Fraud Awareness. CCFA is a non-profit organisation committed to protecting people and businesses by educating the public on fraud and fraud related issues including human trafficking and all forms of economic and financial crimes. Read More

Three million Nigerians lost N18 billion to MMM

Premium Times

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has said that an ‎estimated three million Nigerians lost N18 billion in the MavrodiMundial Movement, MMM, ponzi scheme.

While speaking at the NDIC day at the ongoing 38th KadunaInternational Trade Fair on Thursday,the Managing Director of thecorporation, Umaru Ibrahim, decried the development. Read More

Money from Nigeria laundered in UK ‘should go to helping starving children’

theguardian
Save the Children say £950m is needed by those affected by Boko Haram, with tens of thousands of children at risk of death in areas held by the group

Money looted from Nigeria in corrupt practices and laundered through the UK should be used to help save the lives of thousands of children at risk of starvation in the conflict-hit north-east of the country, a leading aid organisation says. Read More

Banking fraud is costing the Nigerian economy dearly

The World Post
Pervasive electronic banking fraud is affecting Nigeria’s banking system and costing the Nigerian economy dearly. It is also holding back the adoption of cashless technologies and has become an obstacle to financial inclusion in Africa’s second largest economy.

Recent data shows that last year electronic fraud in the banking sector accounts for about 16% of total fraud in the industry. Read More

Stopping Boko Haram by Curtailing Illicit Finance

Global Financial Integrity
Boko Haram developed from social unrest, poverty, and a strong disillusionment with the corruption of the Nigerian government. Today, the same factors make Boko Haram lethal.
Nigeria’s rampant corruption has left the nation unequipped to deal with security concerns, especially along porous borders through which Boko Haram receives immense support. A look at one of their videos reveals an immense amount of weaponry that is not only costly but very difficult to obtain. Read More

What SMBs and Enterprises Need to Know About Encrypted Hacks

Inc.
Hackers now use HTTPS encryption to cover their tracks; billions of dollars worth of security technologies rendered useless against such cloaked attacks.

In the ever daunting crusade to secure the Internet, it’s often two steps forward, one step back. Each time the good guys achieve a notable advance, the bad guys uncannily find flaws in the maneuver and strike swiftly to take advantage. Read More

ECOWAS region loses $268b to illicit financial flows in 10 years – GFI

Ghana Business News

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) loses some $268 billion to illicit financial flows (IFFs) within a 10 year period from 2004 to 2014, computation of figures published by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI) shows.

The region with a population of about 335 million people, which is about one-third of the population of sub-Saharan Africa, has an estimated GDP of around $345 billion. The loss is therefore, approximately a colossal 78 per cent. Read More

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