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N4.6billion Money Laundering Trial: Fanikayode Seeks Judge’s Recuse


At the resumed trial of the Former Minister of Aviation,Chief Femi Fani-Kayode today there was a mild controversy as the former Aviation minister raised objection against his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court over alleged money laundering of N4.6 billion,contending that the appropriate division of the court for ...

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How Badeh Contracted Me To Build Churches, Mosques – Witness

Former Chief of Defense Staff Alex Badeh arriving to court

The trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (rtd), continued on January 12, 2017 with a prosecution witness, Joseph Okpetu, giving insight into how his company, Havco Nigeria Limited was paid the sum of N100million to build churches, a mosque and a civic centre in Badeh’s village in Adamawa State. Okpetu, who ...

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Court Restrains Emeka Offor, Three Others From Operating Bank Account Over Unpaid Debt

Emeka Offor

A Federal high court sitting in Ikoyi,Lagos Nigeria has restrained Nigerian business Mongol,Sir Emeka Offor, rand three others who are directors of a limited liability company KAZTEC ENGINEERING LIMITED from withdrawing or dealing with any part of the sum of United States Dollar 8,450,000 or any monies whatsoever, standing to the credit of the company account domiciled with any of ...

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Malabu Oil Deal: I Did Not Ask Anybody to Receive Bribe On My Behalf – Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the allegation that he received gratification to approve the controversial Malabu Oil transaction during his tenure. In a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr. Jonathan said he did not send businessman Abubakar Aliyu or any other person to receive bribe on his behalf during or after the negotiation. ...

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How I Paid Money Into Ajumogobia’s Accounts – Witness

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in court

The trial of Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, continued today, 9 January, 2017 before Justice O.H Oshodi of Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja with the accused seeking adjournment. In separate applications, counsel to the first defendant, O. Akoni, SAN, and counsel to the second defendant, Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN, asked the ...

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Malabu $1.1b Scandal: Ex-Nigerian Oil Minister, 12 Others Set For Trial In Italy


A week after he was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja, Italian authorities have indicated their intention to file criminal charges against a former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete, for his involvement in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal. The prosecutors filed the notice in a Milan court last week, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The EFCC slammed ...

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N5 Trillion Projects Abandoned In Nigeria

The Nigerian National Assembly

The Nigerian National Assembly Dr Abbas Tajuddeen, member of House of Representatives, has said more than N5 trillion government projects were abandoned across Nigeria. Tajuddeen, representing Zaria Federal Constituency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, that the situation had caused huge losses. He said that the Bill for the amendment to the Public Procurement Act which he ...

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N500m Chibok School Funds Scandal: Invite Okonjo-Iweala For Questioning -SERAP Urges EFCC

Okonjo Iweala

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) requesting him to probe the N500m allocated to rebuild the Government Girls School in Chibok, Borno State. SERAP in its petition wants the EFCC to “urgently begin a thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegation that N500 million Safe School funds for ...

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Patience Jonathan’s Multiple Accounts’ Freezes By Court

Patience Jonathan

Federal High Court Lagos has freezed all the bank accounts of former First Lady Patience Jonathan suspected to be proceeds from crime. One of the account, domiciled with Skye Bank plc, has a balance of $5,316.66. The presiding judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, while granting the order freezing the accounts ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to file an ...

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