How Diezani lavished $100m on furniture, artworks – US

  Oladimeji Ramon The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks. According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, […]

Reps invite ex-President Jonathan over alleged $1bn Malabu oil scam

The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged diversion of $1 billion. The committee is investigating the alleged corruption, malpractices, breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, Rep. Rasak Atunwa, Chairman of the committee disclosed this while interacting with journalists on […]

Court Orders Nigerian Govt to Publish Names of Treasury Looters; We’re ready to abide– AGF

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government (FG) to publish the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered as well as the circumstances under which the looted funds were recovered. The Wednesday’s ruling by Justice Hadiza Rabiu […]

EFCC declares Jonathan’s Finance Coordinator wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted, Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairperson, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2015. Olojeme, who was Chairperson of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015, was accused of cornering $48,485,127 from the NSITF, Daily Post reports. The accused and […]

EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

’55 top govt officials, businessmen stole N1.4 trn under OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan’

Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The massive looting of public funds during the administrations of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan came to the fore, Monday, as top government officials and businessmen were said to have illicitly enriched themselves with public funds, amounting to over N1.35 trillion. The chairman of the Presidential […]

How Diezani Disbursed $115m to Abubakar Suleiman, Dele Belgore, Others

An investigative officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Usman Zikari, has revealed to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos how former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke shared $115 million with politicians and influential figures across Nigeria, including former Minister for National Planning Abubakar Suleiman. Mr. Zikari, in his testimony, said the […]

Alleged Wike’s bribe: FCT judge transfers INEC officers’ trial to P’Harcourt

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday transferred to the Port Harcourt Division of the court the charges filed against 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who were accused of receiving N360m bribe from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in connection with the December […]

Breaking: Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu loses bid to retrieve forfeited $9.8m

Moves by former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, to recover his $9.8m seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has hit the rock. The Federal High Court in Kano refused to grant the ex GMD’s application for overturn the interim order of forfeiture given to the EFCC […]

Suspended NIA boss’ wife bought Ikoyi flat with $1.6m cash, says EFCC

By Ramon Oladimeji The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7B, No. 13, Osborne Road, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs. Oke is the wife of the […]

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