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Drama As DSS Bars EFCC From Arresting Ex DG, Ita Ekpenyong

There was drama at the Abuja residence of the former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Ekpenyong Ita, as men of the DSS prevented operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting him. EFCC operatives had arrived at the scene with an arrest warrant but the DSS officials blocked the arrest citing “orders from above” as reason for their action. It was learnt that the EFCC officials and armed policemen who came to arrest the former DSS boss were over 50. Ita has been under…

Metuh’s Trial: Jonathan To Testify Wednesday

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of Chief Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Metuh is currently facing trial for receiving a payment of N400 million from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki in November 2014. His lead counsel, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), told the court on Monday that he would seek to subpoena Jonathan as a witness, after…

$2.1bn Arms Probe: Dasuki Kicks As Bafarawa, Son Beg For Separate Trial From Ex-NSA

Embattled ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has rebuffed moves by former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his son Sagir Attahiru, to get separate trial in the alleged $2.1 billion arms fund diversion charges against them. Bafarawa, his son, and their family company, Dalhatu Investment Ltd, had approached the court to seek a separate trial from Dasuki in the $2.1bn arms fund diversion instituted against them by the Federal government in 2015. But the former NSA said except the current…

Buhari Thanks Jordan For Donating Military Equipment To Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for donating military equipment to Nigeria, as it continues to combat the scourge of terrorism, the Presidency says. Speaking during a bilateral meeting with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah II shortly after addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York, President Buhari commended the Arab nation for the very expensive donation. The donation is said to be about 200 Armoured Fighting Vehicles. President Buhari…

The Diezanis And Dasukis Within Buhari’s Government, By Fisayo Soyombo

Diezani Alison-Madueke is currently the poster girl for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption. Throughout this year, no name has been more associated with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) than the former petroleum minister’s. The allegations against her are numerous and the figures being mentioned humongous. From Lagos, to Abuja, Port Harcourt, United States and the United Kingdom, the EFCC alleged that Diezani possessed properties and cash that were proceeds of corruption. The scale of it…

Osinbajo Inaugurates Panel To Investigate Military Compliance With Human Rights Obligation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inaugurated a presidential investigation panel to investigate alleged human rights abuse by the Nigerian military. The panel inaugurated on Friday was set-up to “review compliance of Nigerian Military with Human Rights obligations,” according to the Presidency. AgP @ProfOsinbajo today inaugurated Presidential Investigation Panel to review compliance of Nigerian Military with Human Rights obligations — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 11, 2017 This comes days after…

Presidency Replies Dasuki: Buhari’ll Ensure You Don’t Get Away With $2.1bn Arms Deal

The Presidency has reacted to claims by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, that the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration deserved unreserved credit for the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists. In a statement on Monday by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the Presidency rebuffed the NSA’s attribution of victory against Boko Haram to the previous administration. Sambo had said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration only took the glory for a job already completed by Jonathan’s government.…