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More Dasuki millions traced

Former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki is facing charges of money laundering in relation to about $2.1bn that was diverted from funds that were meant for fighting the Boko Haram insurgency. However, in a new development, a foreign-owned security firm in Abuja has been implicated by how Dasuki operated within the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan. The firm did …

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How the EFCC are “fighting corruption” in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari came to power last year claiming Nigeria needed to “kill corruption before corruption killed Nigeria”. In the nine months of his administration several high profile figures from the Goodluck Jonathan administration, that Buhari replaced in May last year, have been “invited” (or arrested) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of corruption. A senior …

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NIMASA and Tompolo: A marriage made for money

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told the Senate Committee on Marine Transport yesterday: “The responsibility of NIMASA [Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency] is to protect Nigeria’s waterways but it has out-sourced its responsibility to a private firm, Global West, which Tompolo has interest in. We need to first address the contract of Global West with NIMASA. I was …

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Why there should be little sympathy for Olisa Metuh

Olisa Metuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary has been held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since 5 January for allegedly taking 400m naira ($2m) from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, money that was allegedly for the procurement of arms for fighting the Boko Haram insurgency. Many have called for …

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Buhari must reopen Halliburton bribery scandal – Falana

Femi Falana, a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen the Halliburton bribery scandal. Falana spoke to a Lagos TV station about how Buhari went abroad asking President Barack Obama, among others, to help recover stolen Nigerian money stashed away in foreign banks. However, Falana argued that Buhari can’t “tell other countries to …

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Wahala for former NIMASA boss

Patrick Akpobolokemi, the former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was physically bundled into a van belonging to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. He was in court facing charges of looting 3.4bn naira (about $17m). After meeting the bail conditions for that case, Akpobolokemi thought …

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