CORRUPTION

Buhari’s lawyer explains why he gave embattled Justice Ademola N500m

Kola Awodein, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who represented President Muhammadu Buhari in his “missing certificate” suite before Justice Adeniyi Ademola, on Wednesday, admitted to giving the latter, N500,000, but he said it was a gift for the wedding of ...

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Whistleblower leads Nigeria to account with N8.4b and no signatory

A whistleblower has led the Nigerian government to a suspicious bank account, with no signatories, but where N8.4 billion was secretly kept. A report today said some of the money has been converted into dollars and wired abroad but the ...

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$1m cash found in Badeh’s wardrobe – witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Alex Badeh, ex-chief of defence staff, on Tuesday told the federal high court, Abuja, that his team recovered one million dollar cash from Badeh’s house. Goji Mohammed, the 15th witness to testify ...

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Diezani’s N16m election bribe: EFCC set to try Deputy Director of INEC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday said it will prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State, over the N23.29b poll  bribery cash giving out by former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. ...

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Niger governor probes N4.4bn bailout to LGAs

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State has inaugurated a seven-man committee to ascertain how the 12 local governments used N4.4 billion bailout fund meant for the payment of salary arrears. The committee, headed by Mr Daniel Clifford, a former Permanent ...

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Andrew Yakubu engages EFCC in legal battle, seeks to regain seized $9.7million and £74,000

Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, whose $9.7million and  £74,000 was hidden in a nondescript house in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna city, has launched a move to have the  seized money returned to ...

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Diezani forfeits N34 billion to Nigeria

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Muslim Hassan issued the order while delivering judgment ...

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Court orders Andrew Yakubu to forfeit $9.7m to FG

Mr Andrew Yakubu has forfeited the huge money found in his secret safe in Sabon Tasha, in Kaduna town. Justice Zainab B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano today ordered the forfeiture to the Federal Government of $9,772,000 ...

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FG sacks Justice Ngwuta’s prosecutor for “unprofessional conduct”

The National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) sacked Mr. Charles Adeogun-Philips, the lead prosecutor in the suit against Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta for unprofessional conduct. Mr Salisu Isah, Special Adviser on Media to the Attorney-General of the Federation and ...

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We lose $80bn to militant attacks on oil installations every year

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, says every year, Nigeria loses at least $80 billion to vandalism of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region. Militants are responsible for attacks on oil assets. Kachikwu made this known at the ...

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