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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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EFCC Gathers Fresh Evidence Against Patience Jonathan’s Cousin

Ex First Lady Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered new evidence against Esther Oba, a cousin of former First Lady Patience Jonathan. The anti-graft agency began investigating Ms. Oba after revealing that she was the one of the owners of Mrs. Jonathan’s N9b bank accounts. “After we froze Patience Jonathan’s accounts a few months ago, we continued to investigate the ...

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Pastor Ashimolowo Loses $5million To Ponzi scheme

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Kingsway International Christian Centre, a 12,000-member megachurch in Britain headed by Nigeria’s Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, lost $4.8 million to a Ponzi scheme after trustees carelessly invested money in it. The scam was the brainchild of former Premier League soccer player, Richard Rufus, who used to be a defender for Charlton Athletic. He promised investors along with the church a return ...

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Update: MTN CEO’s Memo Confirms Amina Oyagbola’s Role In Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Bribe Saga


An internal memo by the CEO of telecoms giant, MTN, appears to confirm a report to the effect that the company sacked Ms. Amina Oyagbola from her post as the company’s head of corporate services and human resources in order to avoid coming under scrutiny by the United States government over bribes to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba ...

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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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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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Corporate Affairs Commission Official Murdered Over $1.092b Malabu Oil Deal


The probe into the controversial $1.092 billion Malabu oil deal led to the murder of an official of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), it emerged yesterday. The agency’s head of Compliance, Justin Ndia, said Abubakar Umar, who was in charge of the Malabu brief, was “brutally murdered.” Ndia spoke when he appeared before the Hon. Razak Atunwa-headed House of Representatives ...

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