CORRUPTION

James Ibori set to return to Nigeria “in a matter of days”, signals political comeback

Former Delta state governor James Ibori, says he will return  to Nigeria in a matter of days, as he signalled a possible political comeback in the country. He told Reuters he would return within days to Nigeria. Recall that Ibori was released from ...

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You must be courageous, disciplined and hate corruption, Magu tells new EFCC staff

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has told the cadets who just joined the commission that they must hate corruption, as it is the mother of all crimes. Maintaining that every evil is rooted ...

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Oil Subsidy Scam: Guilty parties jailed 10 years, as judge orders restitution

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced Mrs Ada Ugo-Ngali, the Managing Director of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, to jail for 10 years for defrauding the Federal Government of N754 million in oil subsidy transactions. ...

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Senate stands by report indicting SGF, rejects Buhari’s clearance

The Senate says it stands by the report which indicted Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). An ad hoc committee of the senate investigating the humanitarian crisis in the north-east had accused Lawal of receiving N200 ...

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Court reaffirms Dasuki’s bail, orders FG to release him

An Abuja High Court has again reaffirmed the bail granted former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and five others in the arm deal trial involving $2.1 billion. Justice Baba Yusuf reaffirmed the bail on Mr. Dasuki on the ground that ...

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Diezani explains every allegation: says she made mistakes, but did not steal from Nigeria

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, says every human being makes mistakes, but that she has not stolen from Nigeria. The former minister accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of taking advantage of her silence, noting that ...

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EFCC finds N632m in judge’s account

The EFCC says it has made a startling discovery about former Enugu State Chief Judge Innocent Azubuike Umezulike’s; as detectives found N632.2 million in his bank account, reinforcing the reason for his involuntary retirement. The agency also found that the ...

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How Jonathan, Diezani collected $466m bribe in Malabu oil deal

Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan and Diezani Alison-Madueke, immediate past petroleum minister, were allegedly given bribes in the $1.3 billion deal involving ENI and Royal Dutch Shell. Jonathan, Alison-Madueke, and other government officials benefitted from a sum of $466m which ...

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Alison-Madueke temporarily forfeits $153.3 million to Nigeria

Sequel to an order by a Federal High Court in Lagos, former Nigerian minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, temporarily forfeited $153.3 million to the Nigerian government on Friday. The seized money, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ...

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Budget Padding: Jibrin’s days of freedom are numbered

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says the days of Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the committee on approbations, are numbered. The lower chamber of the national assembly suspended Jibrin after he leveled ...

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