P&ID Scandal: Adoke Drags Malami Before London Court

By Oladeinde Olawoyin A former Nigerian Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has dragged his successor, Abubakar Malami, before a London court over alleged false evidence presented against him in the P&ID case. In a court filing seen by this newspaper, Mr Adoke is seeking an order for the redaction of certain witness statements attributed to Mr Malami in the P&ID … Continue reading P&ID Scandal: Adoke Drags Malami Before London Court

EXPOSED: How Malami Stopped Prosecution Of Dino Melaye, and Other Corruption Cases

Fresh facts has been gathered on how the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, used his office to stop the prosecution of corruption cases in the country. In the fresh case, it was discovered that Malami squashed a corruption case involving Senator Dino Melaye. SaharaReporters had, in December 2015, published a report detailing how Melaye illegally operated bank accounts in the United States of America. Melaye … Continue reading EXPOSED: How Malami Stopped Prosecution Of Dino Melaye, and Other Corruption Cases

Again, Magu Writes Salami’s Panel, Criticises Secret Proceedings, Faults Processes

The suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has again written to the Ayo Salami-led investigative panel, faulting its manner of proceedings. By Kunle Sanni Mr Magu, who wrote through his counsel, Wahab Shittu, also decried the presidential panel’s interpretation of its role as a Judicial Commission of Enquiry under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (Cap T21, LFN, 2004). President Buhari had … Continue reading Again, Magu Writes Salami’s Panel, Criticises Secret Proceedings, Faults Processes

Malami, In A Letter To Buhari, Says, “I’m Not Corrupt”

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, refuting claims that he is corrupt and has embezzled public funds. Vanguard newspaper reported that Mr Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, listed in the letter the sources of his income before he became a minister and how he came about them, claiming that he is not corrupt and … Continue reading Malami, In A Letter To Buhari, Says, “I’m Not Corrupt”

EFCC: Presidency Widens Salami Panel’s Mandate

The Presidential Investigative Committee on activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been granted judicial powers, it was learnt at the weekend.  By Yusuf Alli, Abuja Highlights The Committee has just been granted judicial powers… …and To hold public sittings Chairman of the panel Justice Isa Ayo Salami, a former president of the Court of Appeal, and his members will operate in … Continue reading EFCC: Presidency Widens Salami Panel’s Mandate

Ex- Petroleum Minister, Diezani, Says ‘Yahoo Boys’ Have Become Role Models

Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has said that Internet scammers widely referred to as ‘Yahoo boys’ in Nigeria were now role models in the country due to drop in moral values.  She made the remarks while delivering a lecture at a virtual, event which was also attended by her former boss, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, a report by PUNCH said. Related News: Speaking … Continue reading Ex- Petroleum Minister, Diezani, Says ‘Yahoo Boys’ Have Become Role Models

Reps Invite Adeosun, Ahmed, Farouq Over ₦1.7tr NSIP Funds

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, her successor, Zainab Ahmed, and the Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, over the spending of N1.7 trillion on the implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) between 2016 – 2019. By Kunle Sanni Also invited are the current and former permanent secretaries including desk officers at the National Social Investment Office … Continue reading Reps Invite Adeosun, Ahmed, Farouq Over ₦1.7tr NSIP Funds

Troubled NDDC Asks Senator To Refund About ₦2.6 Billion

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has demanded a refund of N2.5 billion from Delta senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, being the amount the agency said it paid for contracts to companies allegedly linked to him. By QueenEsther Iroanusi This was contained in a letter seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Related News: The letter dated July 5 was signed by the Director, Legal Services of the NDDC, Peter Okoro. The … Continue reading Troubled NDDC Asks Senator To Refund About ₦2.6 Billion

Global Groups Write Justice Salami, Want Public Access To Magu’s Trial

The exit of former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) will affect the anti-corruption profile of Nigeria in the international community, notable transparency groups said on Thursday. The groups, Re:common, The Corner House and Global Witness based in Italy and the United Kingdom, said in a letter to the Chairman, Presidential Panel of Inquiry on allegations against Mr Magu, Ayo Salami, that Nigerian partners abroad are … Continue reading Global Groups Write Justice Salami, Want Public Access To Magu’s Trial

We Are More Determined Than Ever To Fight Corruption — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration remains committed to the fight against corruption. Agency Report The president spoke at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 on Thursday in Abuja. Related News: Represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, he said there is still work to be done in terms of the economic impact on the citizens such as employment generation, poverty … Continue reading We Are More Determined Than Ever To Fight Corruption — Buhari