• Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

    Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

    Former Spokesman to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati has informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he has no money to refund to the government.

    Abati who was recently arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly receiving the sum of N50m from former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) was quoted by newsmen as telling interrogators that he had no immediate means of sourcing the amount for which he is being held in custody for.

    The ace journalist also […]

  • PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    A delegation of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited the party’s members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    The team, led by Mr. Makarfi, visited former ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode, Bala Mohammed, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati.

    The detainees are accused of corruption, and each has been held for at least a week.

    The PDP delegation also had the National Secretary, Ben Obi, National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, and the National Organising […]

  • What Kukah told Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro, Abati – FFK’s aide

    What Kukah told Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro, Abati – FFK’s aide

    A fresh insight has been given into what Bishop Mathew Kukah discussed with the trio of Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Reuben Abati during his visit to EFCC detention facilities Monday.

    Jude Ndukwe, media aide to Fani-Kayode said in a statement Tuesday that, “On Monday, October 31, 2016, the highly revered Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, paid a visit to the trio of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Dr Reuben Abati in EFCC custody. […]

  • Bishop Kukah prays for Obanikoro, Abati, Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    Bishop Kukah prays for Obanikoro, Abati, Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    According to reports, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev’d Matthew Kukah, on Monday visited the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja, where he prayed for some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, currently being detained.

    Kukah prayed for former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and ex-spokesman to the immediate past president, Reuben Abati.

    The trio are being held for allegedly benefiting from the slush funds said […]

  • Ekweremadu visits EFCC, meets Abati, Bala Mohammed, others

    Ekweremadu visits EFCC, meets Abati, Bala Mohammed, others

    According to reports, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday evening visited four former aides of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who are being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Abuja, four various offences.

    They are the former media director of the Goodluck/Jonathan 2015 presidential campaign, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, former Presidential Media Adviser, Dr. Reuben Abati, former FCT Minister, Mr. Bala Mohammed and for Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

    It was learnt that the meeting […]

  • ‘Dasuki dashed me N50 million’ – Abati tells EFCC

    ‘Dasuki dashed me N50 million’ – Abati tells EFCC

    Mr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, has been granted bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Reports also indicated that he explained that Dasuki `dashed’ him N50 million. According to APA reports, the bail conditions require that Abati should drop his international passport with the EFCC and produce a surety, who should not be below a deputy director on Level 16 in the civil service of the country.

    Abati was arrested last Monday […]

  • Abati honoured our invitation – EFCC

    Abati honoured our invitation – EFCC

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says former presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, honoured its invitation on Monday.

    This is contrary to media reports that Abati was “arrested and brought’’ to the commission’s office.

    “Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Monday, honoured an invitation by the EFCC at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

    “He is currently presently telling operatives of the commission his role in the alleged mismanagement of […]