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$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…

Goodluck Not Buhari ‘Defeated’ Boko Haram

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, NSA, has said that the Goodluck Jonathan-led government deserves commendation for defeating Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group. Speaking from the Kuje Prisons, Abuja, where he is being held for allegedly mismanaging about $2.1 billion meant to purchase arms to fight terrorism, the ex-NSA said the 2015 election, which brought in President Muhammadu Buhari was possible because of the previous administration. Mr. Dasuki spoke in a forward he personally wrote to a 308-page…

Sorry, But Buhari Is Not Fighting Corruption, By Ayo Sogunro

Nigerians have an understandable—if somewhat childish and sometimes nasty—habit of singling out a trait in one of their rulers and examining critical arguments from the perspective of that trait every time. Take the Jonathan administration, for example: when critics raised an issue, Jonathan apologists would direct the argument to “But he is a nice (or good, meek, humble) person” or worse: “You are saying this because he is from an ethnic minority”. Or in Lagos, when Fashola’s spending was criticised: “But he is working,…