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Abubakar in hot waters as Italian judge puts him on trial in oil graft case

MILAN, Feb 19 - An Italian judge has ordered a Nigerian businessman to stand trial for alleged international corruption relating to a Nigeria oil graft case involving Eni and Shell, a judicial source and his lawyer said on Wednesday. Milan prosecutors allege that Alhai...

U.S. DOJ Opposes Buhari’s Govt Plan to Hand Nigeria’s Looted Funds to Abacha’s Corruption Partner Governor Bagudu

By William Clowes Nigeria plans to hand $100 million to ruling-party official Former dictator Abacha estimated to have looted $5 billion The U.S. is opposing plans by Nigeria’s government to hand about $100 million the American authorities say was stolen by deceased former dictator Sani Abacha...

UPDATED: Nigeria Arraigns ex-attorney general on Fresh 7-Count Charge over dirty oil deal

Court grants ex-AGF N50m bail By Alex Enumah Nigerian government on Monday arraigned former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke , on fresh charges of money laundering. The Economic and Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Adoke and one Aliyu...

EFCC Arraigns Suspect for N.960m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, on Monday, February 3, 2020 arraigned one Justice Chibuike Watts before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos on a two-count charge, bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and...

Nigeria jails Three cybercrime fraudsters over $215,084.75 Internet Scam

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced Obaro James Omemi, Ehizojie Slyvanus Omokhuale and Eghosa Atekha Osunde to one year in prison each for an offence bordering on transfer of criminal proceeds to a nominee to the tune of...

Two Bag One Year Jail Term Each, Forfeit Properties Over $997,400 Fraud

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has convicted and sentenced the duo of Chukwuma David Chinaka and Quincy Peter Patrick, who were prosecuted for $997,400 USD fraud, to one year imprisonment each. The convicts were arraigned by the Economic...

ICPC Case: Appeal Court affirms 12-year Jail Term for Ex-Kwara Poly Governing Board Chair

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin the Kwara State capital has upheld the judgment of a High Court which handed down a 12-year jail term to a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Saadu Alanamu. Dr. Alanamu who was...

Nigerian court issues warrant for former oil minister in $1.3 billion oil deal

ABUJA - A Nigerian court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former oil minister Dan Etete and two others in relation to a $1.3 billion oil deal scandal. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission lawyer Balance Sanga said the arrest warrant was a precursor...

Nigeria Says Official Got Bag of Cash from ‘Sham’ Energy Firm

New corruption allegations in $9.6 billion P&ID suit in U.K. Nigeria seeking to appeal defeat in case over failed gas deal Nigeria, trying to overturn a $9.6 billion legal debt, is alleging that suspicious payments were made to...

Nigeria’s Presidency dismiss TI corruption index, says its not “fact-based”,

Transparency International’s corruption perception index cannot be taken seriously because it is not “fact-based”, a presidential spokesperson has said. Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, was referring to the latest corruption index report that showed Nigeria scoring lower than it did in 2018, and emerging...