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TI Says Big Money in Elections Spur Corruption as Nigeria Ranks 146 Most Corrupt Nation…

In the just concluded week, the Transparency International (TI) released its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report for 2019, and ranked Nigeria as the 146 most corrupt nation, dropping from the 144 position it held in 2018, out of the 180 countries sampled. The index measured the...

Malabu Oil scam: Adoke, others locked-up in EFCC custody

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants in the custody of the Economic and...

Dasuki appears in court, withdraws applications protesting trial

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from a four-year detention. The ex-NSA was detained in spite of the bail granted him on numerous occasions by various courts. On Thursday, he appeared before Justice Ahmed Mohammed...

Nigeria Seeks U.K. Deportation of Convicted Former-Oil Minister: Report

By William Clowes The U.K. should return Nigeria’s former petroleum minister to face a corruption trial unless it produces its own charges against her, The Cable reported, citing the West African nation’s top anti-graft official. A long-running British probe into Diezani Alison-Madueke, who served as...

Nigeria’s ex-attorney general arrested in Dubai over $1.3 bln oil deal

ABUJA, January 20 – Nigeria’s former attorney general Mohammed Adoke has been arrested in Dubai, his lawyer said, seven months after Nigeria’s anti-graft agency issued a warrant for his arrest as part of an investigation into one of the oil industry’s biggest suspected...

Ex-Nigeria oil minister Diezani top country’s 18 high-profile suspects for extradition.

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke tops the list of 18 high-profile suspects on the watch-list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for extradition. According to a document obtained by The Nation, some of the suspects have been located in...

How NHIS squandered over N6.8 billion on illegal allowances – Audit Report

The staff and management of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) between 2016 and 2017 helped themselves with several ‘irregular’ and unapproved allowances totalling N6.8 billion, a recently released audit report has revealed. These infractions were recorded during the reign of Usman Yusuf, the controversially sacked...

James Ibori’s headache worsens as UK prosecutors seeks to confiscate his London assets

- A British prosecutor launched a fresh attempt on Thursday to confiscate tens of millions of pounds stolen from an oil-producing state in Nigeria by its former governor, who was convicted of laundering his loot in Britain. James Ibori, who was governor of Delta State...

EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara board chair, others for alleged fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned the immediate past chair of the Kwara state Scholarship Board, Hajia Fatimah Yusuf before the state High Court for alleged bursary fraud. Others are Fatai Lamidi and Stephen Ajewole. The count against the defendants reads: “That...

Mompha’s ‘N33b laundering’ trial resumes January 15

By Robert Egbe A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed January 15 to resume the alleged N33billion money laundering trial of a suspected Internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha. The new date was fixed at the instance of the defendant’s counsel, Mr. Ademola Adefolaju,...