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Press Release: DSS Official Statement On Arrested Alleged Corrupt Judges in Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) in the past few days, has embarked on series of special sting operations involving some Judges of the Supreme, Appeal and High Courts. These operations were based on allegations of corruptions and other acts of professional misconduct by a few of the suspected Judges. …

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Forgery Trial: Dr. Saraki, Ekweremadu and The Law

Okoi Obono Obla, Abuja: Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution wrote, It is laughable and ridiculous for the Senate to take the position that the intended arraignment of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and Deputy Clerk …

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Police Corruption: Special police squad ‘get rich’ torturing detainees and demanding bribes in exchange for freedom

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published on 21 September 2016. In Nigeria: You have signed your death warrant, former detainees told …

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Alleged fraud: Ex-governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina state surrenders to the EFCC

Ibrahim Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina State, who was declared wanted on Wednesday for alleged fraud, has turned himself him to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES Friday. Oluwabusola Olawale said Mr. Shema arrived at the EFCC headquarters around 9:30 a.m. Friday, two …

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Money laundering scandal: Houseboy, driver’s names used to open Patient Jonathan’s $15m accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested four domestic servants, including a driver and a houseboy, whose names were used to open bank accounts for Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Sources within the anti-graft agency said on Sunday that the companies’ accounts were …

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Money laundering scandal: Additional $5 million discovered by the EFCC in Patient Jonathan’s Skye bank accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced an additional $5m to the Skye Bank account of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. This brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to the former first lady. As part of investigations into a money laundering …

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Professor Yemi Osinbajo urges the African Union to declare grandeur graft as Crime Against Humanity

Nigeria has formally requested the African Union (AU) to declare corruption a crime against humanity. The country blamed the impoverishment of African people on corrupt leaders. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday at the inaugural JF Ade Ajayi Memorial Lecture held at the University of Lagos, that the request had …

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Why Dogara sacked Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former Chairman house of Reps Appropriation Committee

The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was removed from his position as a consequence of his serial betrayal of his colleagues and other government officials, especially the executive, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, removed Mr. Jibrin’s ouster as chairman of the …

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