• $2.2 Billion arms cash: Military rejects Jonathan’s claim

    $2.2 Billion arms cash: Military rejects Jonathan’s claim

    Military sources yesterday rejected former President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim that his administration bought warships and aircraft.

    The former president, who spoke at a lecture he delivered on “Youth Entrepreneurship” at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom (UK), tried to exonerate former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki of corruption allegations involving $2.2 billion voted for arms procurement.

    Jonathan said he did not believe the former NSA stole the money because weapons were bought for the military to fight Boko Haram.

    Jonathan said: […]

  • $15b arms cash: More Judges are in trouble over stipends

    $15b arms cash: More Judges are in trouble over stipends

    More judges are under probe by security and anti-graft agencies for allegedly receiving monthly stipends from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Our Newsmen learnt at the weekend.

    The stipends were allegedly paid from the $15billion meant for arms procurement, which was mismanaged by the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

    It was also learnt that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has received more than 20 petitions against some judges.

    A  Preliminary Complaint Assessment Committee is said to be sieving the petitions […]

  • I didn’t receive Arms cash from Dasuki, Obanikoro – Fayose insists

    I didn’t receive Arms cash from Dasuki, Obanikoro – Fayose insists

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has insisted that he did not receive a dime from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), and former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, for the purpose of funding his campaign in the 2014 governorship poll.

    Fayose who is under fire for alleged complicity in the sharing of N4.7 billion being part of the $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms to fight insurgency in the Northeast alleged that the […]

  • Fayose, Obanikoro clashed over arms cash – Aluko

    Fayose, Obanikoro clashed over arms cash – Aluko

    A former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, on Tuesday said Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the former Minister of State (Defence), Musiliu Obanikoro, clashed over the huge cash deployed for the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in the state.

     

    Aluko, who disclosed this during a live interview programme on ADABA 88.9 FM, said Zenith Bank did not sponsor the governor’s election campaign.

    He explained that Zenith Bank only gave Fayose N200 million after […]