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AGF: How We Found $1.30m At Ex-Panel Member’s Home

Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has disclosed how over $1.30million cash was recovered from the Abuja home of a member of the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (retd). A lawyer representing the office, Shuaibu Labaran, said upon receiving ...

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Alleged Bribery Scandal, MTN Sacked Amina Oyagbola

Amina Oyagbola

South African telecom giant, MTN, has fired one of its top and most valuable staffers in order to avoid scrutiny by the United States government over bribes offered to Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Shortly after helping to resolve a hefty fine imposed by the Nigerian government, Amina Oyagbola was so important to MTN that the ...

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OPL 245: Former Minister Adoke Dismisses EFCC Suit Against Him

Mohammed Bello

Nigeria’s immediate past Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has dismissed his forthcoming prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, saying he is unable to rationalize the charge of aiding the money laundering offences preferred against him. The former frontliner in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, who is reported to be hiding away from the long arms ...

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Buhari Orders Investigation of Magu, Babachir, Other Aides

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to commence investigation of all government officials allegedly accused of wrong-doing. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this known in his facebook page on Sunday. He said that the president, who expressed concern over the increasing media ...

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Police to Investigate Gov. Wike Over Alleged Audio Comments

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

INEC The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has set up a panel to investigate and analyse an alleged audio comments by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on the legislative re-run elections in Rivers. Sahara Reporters, an online medium recently released an audio report purportedly to be the voice of Wike pertaining to the Rivers elections. In a statement issued ...

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PMB at 74: Peace Shuttle In Birthday Week -FEMI ADESINA

adesina

What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting many hours, then flew to Freetown, again to Monrovia, and then returned to Abuja by 3.20 a.m. In the afternoon of ...

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Justice Ademola, Wife Arraigned For Corruption

Justice Ademola

Alleged corrupt judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Olubowale, were on Tuesday arraigned before the Federal High Court Abuja for corruption by the Federal Government. They were accused of collecting huge sums of money as gratification to impede the cause of justice by the Department of State Service (DSS). They are facing a 15-count charge of alleged fraud and ...

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Farida Replies Ribadu, Says He Should Be Grateful To Me

Mrs Farida Waziri

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, has reacted to the allegation by her predecessor, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, that she was one of those that frustrated the war against corruption, describing it as a reckless and irresponsible statement and an attempt by Ribadu to remain relevant. She said Ribadu should rather explain to ...

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Yes! There Is Corruption In EFCC -Magu

EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Friday said there is corruption in every institution, including the EFCC. Speaking in Abuja when he paid a visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, he called for inter-agency collaboration to make the fight against corruption in the country succeed. According to Magu, “there is ...

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Reps Divulge Many Corrupt Practices of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

nigeriahouseofreps

For describing the National Assembly as being peopled by a gang of unarmed robbers, the House of Representatives has lashed out at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, calling him the grandfather of corruption. The Reps described Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian that ever held a public office, adding that he, however, saw himself as the only clean human being. Specifically, the ...

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