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Court Adjourns Trial Of Maina’s Son, Faisal

The Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja has adjourned the trial of Faisal to March 17,18,19 and 30. Faisal is the son of Abdurasheed Maina, a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). The trial Judge, Justice Okon Abang, postponed the trial on Thursday due to the absence of the prosecution counsel. Faisal is being prosecuted (alongside his father) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) over an alleged diversion of public funds. EFCC also accused his father of diverting over 2 billion

Court Reduces Maina’s Bail Sum From N1bn To N500m

A Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Okon Abang on Tuesday varied the bail conditions given to the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 12 counts of money laundering on October 25, 2019. However, he was granted bail in the sum of N1billion on November 25, 2019. Maina had been asked in the previous bail conditions by the judge to provide two sureties with properties worth N500m naira each.

BREAKING: Court Grants Maina N1bn Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the Chairman of the defunct pension reform task team Abdulrashid Maina in the sum of one billion naira with two sureties in like sum. The court ruling said both sureties must be serving Nigerian Senators with no criminal cases before the court. Also, both sureties must have fully developed landed property in Maitama or Asokoro district of Abuja. According to the court ruling on Monday, the sureties must also submit 3-years tax clearance certificates and must

Why Buhari Dropped Ex-Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Indications have emerged on why President Muhammadu Buhari did not reappoint the immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd). Dambazau was among the eighteen former ministers that were dropped when President Buhari recently sent 43 names to the Senate for confirmation as new ministers. THE WHISTLER learnt from a source close to Dambazau that the former minister was dropped after a presidential panel found him guilty of “abuse of office”. The source said Dambazau, who served as

There’s Confusion In Your Camp, Atiku Mocks Buhari Over Wife’s Outburst

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has mocked the Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency over his wife, Aisha Buhari’s recent condemnation of the primary elections conducted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku was reacting to the allegation made by the Buhari Campaign Organisation that he bought his way to emerge the presidential standard bearer of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Buhari had in reaction to the outcome different primary elections conducted by the ruling APC said,…

Afenifere Blasts Buhari Over Anti-Corruption Claim

A leading Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has insinuated that President Muhammadu Buhari lied when he claimed that his administration has curbed corruption. “We are making progress in the fight against corruption and recovery of stolen public funds and assets despite vicious and stiff resistance. The shameful past practice, of the brazen theft of billions of Naira is no more. Shady oil deals and public contracts that were never delivered have become things of the past,” Buhari had said in his speech. But…

Maina Replies Atiku: Be Concerned About Your Imminent Defeat

The former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has asked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to face his imminent defeat at the polls before dragging him into his politics of desperation. Maina in a statement by one his legal aide, Hon. Ngozika Ihuoma, on Friday in Abuja, accused the PDP presidential aspirant of ignorance over the matter of his reabsorption into the federal civil service. Atiku had stirred the hornets’ nest on Thursday when he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of…

Time To Lay Off Maina’s Persecution

Though Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, wrote, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy". I find no joy that I have served my country faithfully but facing persecution. It is now six years since when I was unlawfully disengaged from service by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan following the blackmail of the Seventh Senate presided over by Senator David Mark. President Jonathan was giving the…

Maina: Reps Report On Malami ‘Frivolous, Inoperative’

The report of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee, which investigated the alleged reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina has been described as “frivolous and inoperative”. Sources in the Ministry of Justice, who wish to remain anonymous, said the House committee led by Aliyu Sani Madaki, (APC Kano), got it wrong it its report indicting Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice The 13-page report by the House committee accused Malami as the architect behind the reinstatement…

Ekweremadu: APC Has ‘Wet Appetite’ For Prosecuting Our Members – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the indirect prosecution of its members by the APC-led Federal Government. PDP while reacting to the recent suit filed by FG against Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said the government should focus on fighting corruption and stop harassing members of the opposition parties. The Federal Government had on Wednesday filed an ex-parte application at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking the temporary forfeiture of 22 properties linked to the Deputy Senate President.…