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Bukola Saraki

GTBank official denies seeing documents on Saraki’s foreign accounts

The second witness in the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday said he never saw the documents relating to foreign accounts allegedly maintained by Mr. Saraki with the Guaranteed Trust Bank, GTB, while he was governor of Kwara State. He said the…

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How we recovered millions in local, foreign currencies in Justice Ademola’s residence – Witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court Judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has stated that various amounts of foreign and local currencies were found in the defendant's residence during a midnight raid by operatives of the State Security Service in October last year. The witness, Ike Onuoha, an…

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How Saraki transferred millions of dollars to own foreign accounts while serving as Kwara Governor – GTBank Official

A witness in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Mr. Saraki made foreign funds transfer of over $3 million while he was governor of Kwara State. The Nigerian code of conduct bars public officials including state governors from operating foreign…

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How senior Nigerian lawyer bought N8 million car for judge accused of corruption – Sales Rep

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has explained how a BMW luxury car was purchased for the defendant by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi. The witness, Ifeoma Ofornagolu, the first of 14 witnesses to testify in the matter, said she…

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Car salesman, Court registrar, 12 others to testify against ‘corrupt’ Nigerian judge

Fourteen witnesses are scheduled to testify against a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, who is facing a 16-count charge of fraud, the prosecution has said. Mr. Ademola and his wife, Olubowale, a former head of service in Lagos State, were charged alongside a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi.…

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Police release suspects in Abuja pastor’s killing

Suspects reportedly arrested over the killing last year of an Abuja-based pastor, Eunice Elisha, have been released, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The suspects, whose identities were not revealed by the Abuja police command, were released because police investigation “could not link them to the murder,” said spokesperson of the command,…

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Nnamdi Kanu says Buhari worse offender, cites 1983 coup

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the offences for which he is being tried, do not compare to the 1983 coup d’état which led to the enthronement of Muhammadu Buhari as military head of state. Mr. Kanu, who spoke through his lawyer in…

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Biafra: Security operatives prevent journalists from witnessing Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Security operatives at the Federal High Court on Thursday prevented journalists from entering the courtroom to witness the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Mr. Kanu's trial had on December 13 been suspended abruptly following a rowdy session created by him and other defendants.…

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Dasukigate: Ex-PDP spokesperson Metuh wants Dasuki as witness

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has indicated his desire to present a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki,  as a defence witness in court. Mr. Metuh’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, made this known on Wednesday when he drew the attention of the trial judge,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, docked by the Code of Conduct Bureau

Saraki: CCT chairman retracts, says trial will no longer proceed daily

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, has retracted his earlier stance that the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki will be held daily. At the resumed hearing of the matter on Wednesday, Mr. Umar told counsel that the tribunal had other matters to attend to. He…

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Senior lawyer charged with bribing Nigerian judge with N30 million, BMW

Nigeria's government on Wednesday arraigned a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, alongside a judge of the Federal High Court, Adeniyi Ademola, and his wife, Olubowale. Mr. Ademola and his wife, a former Head of Service in Lagos State, were arraigned on an 11-count charge in December for alleged fraud.…

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Lawyer accuses SSS of killing Nnamdi Kanu’s guests

The counsel of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Namdi Kanu, said nine persons have been missing since last year after they visited his client in detention. The counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, alleged the State Security Service, SSS, arrested and killed the persons. He made the allegation at the…

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Nnamdi Kanu’s trial resumes as Court deploys screen-guard for witnesses, others

There is a heavy security presence at the Federal High Court, venue of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu's trial was abruptly suspended on December 13 after he and other defendants angrily challenged the court's decision to allow the use of…

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Nigerian judge, charged with fraud, seeks accelerated hearing

A Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, accused of corruption, has asked for an accelerated hearing into his ongoing trial earlier scheduled to continue January 18. Mr. Ademola and his wife Olubowale, who was retired as Lagos State Head of Service for her role in the scandal, were arraigned on…

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El-Zakzaky, Saraki, Nnamdi Kanu, other high profile cases before Nigerian courts in 2017

As Nigerians await full resumption of Nigerian courts on January 9, a number of cases top the wish list. These cases, because of the personalities involved, previous judgements given, and controversies trailing them can be considered the most high profile cases. IBRAHIM EL-ZAKZAKY The Federal High Court is expected to…

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Buhari, like Jonathan, has failed Chibok girls – BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls group, BBOG, on Sunday described the inability of government to ensure the return of abducted Chibok girls as a monumental failure on the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Speaking during a protest organised to mark the 1000th day since the abduction of over 200 girls from their…

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Over 100 police officers gather at Bring Back Our Girls Abuja rally

Scores of police officers have gathered at the Unity Fountain, venue of the rally organised by the Bring Back Our Girls group, BBOG, to mark 1000 days since the abduction of over 200 girls by the Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. At least 195 of the girls are still…

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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1000 days after kidnap, 195 girls still with Boko Haram

A thousand days after they were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, 195 girls remain with their Boko Haram abductors. Over 200 girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram on April 14, 2014 as the insurgents went on rampage, killing thousands and claiming territory in Adamawa,…

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#PanamaPapers: Group seeks details of investigation of Saraki, Mark, others

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has sent a Freedom of Information, FOI, request to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, for an update on the bureau's investigations of allegations of corruption against some public office holders in Nigeria. In a statement signed by its chairman, Olanrewaju Suraj, CSNAC…

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Bring Back Our Girls group confirms identity of rescued Chibok girl

The Bring Back Our Girls group has confirmed the identity of Rakiya Gali, one of the kidnapped Chibok girls who was rescued by the military on Thursday. In a statement by the #BBOG spokesperson, Sesuh Akume, the group said Ms. Gali is the 24th girl to be found of 219…

FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.

BringBackOurGirls group to commence fresh round of protests 

The Bring Back Our Girls Group has said it will commence another round of protests to demand the release of the remaining 196 girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists in April 2014. In a statement on Tuesday evening, the #BBOG group said its protest will begin on January 8, 1000…

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Group writes Attorney General, lists allegations against Buhari administration officials

A group, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has submitted to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, an outline of the allegations of corruption against some top officials of President Muhammadu Buhari. CSNAC, in a statement on Sunday, said its action was to help…

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INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

When Sandra David, a 29-year-old staff of the Bank of Agriculture, was in March diagnosed with gall bladder complications requiring surgical correction, she asked for only a few days off work and headed for the Federal Staff Hospital, FSH, Abuja. The facility was established by the federal government primarily for…

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EXCLUSIVE: Top Nigerian businessman wanted for “international corruption” in Italy

He may be the owner of Abuja's most luxurious building and a friend to several Nigerian government officials, past and present, but the noose is tightening on Aliyu Abubakar in Nigeria and in Europe. [caption id="attachment_219312" align="alignright" width="248"] Aliyu Abubakar[/caption] About a week after Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC, filed money…

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Kaduna killings: CAN declares day of mourning, blames Buhari’s ‘prolonged silence’

The Christian association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on Christians to observe a national day of mourning for victims of the crisis in southern Kaduna State, and other parts of Nigeria. The day of mourning, which is to be observed on January 8, 2017, will serve as a fervent day…