• Arms deal: Jonathan ready to testify in favour of Dasuki – lawyer

    Arms deal: Jonathan ready to testify in favour of Dasuki – lawyer

    It was gathered that the counsel to former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd), Ahmed Raji, has confirmed that former president Goodluck Jonathan will testify in favour of Dasuki in court.

    Dasuki is currently facing charges for alleged misappropriation of $2.1bn arms funds meant for equipping the military fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.

    Following his continued detention despite been granted bail by several Nigerian courts and the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS court‎, Jonathan recently claimed that […]

  • $2.1b arms scandal: ‘I collected N100m approved by Jonathan’

    $2.1b arms scandal: ‘I collected N100m approved by Jonathan’

    Former presidential aide Dr. Doyin Okupe, yesterday admitted collecting more than N100million from the Office of National Security Adviser(ONSA) when Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) was in charge.

    The former Senior Special Assitant (Media and Publicity) to former President Goodluck Jonathan said part of the cash was a N10milion vote to furnish his rented apartment.

    The ex-President approved the release of the funds from his security vote, Okupe said.

    He also faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) for making his heart-related challenge, called […]

  • Arms deal: EFCC quizzes Falae for receiving N100m

    Arms deal: EFCC quizzes Falae for receiving N100m

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, on his alleged role in the $15bn arms scam.

    Falae, who was quizzed on Thursday by the anti-graft agency, had in February admitted to collecting N100m from a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    The money was reportedly given to Falae to get his party, the SDP, […]

  • Arms deal: Looters’ll have themselves to blame, says Buhari

    Arms deal: Looters’ll have themselves to blame, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said although those who shared funds meant for the purchase of arms for the nation’s military are currently regretting their actions, they would regret more.

    He said all those caught in his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war would have themselves to blame.

    According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a delegation of the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eyes Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The President […]

  • Arms deal: I only obeyed Jonathan’s directive, says Dasuki

    Arms deal: I only obeyed Jonathan’s directive, says Dasuki

    Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) has protested his detention for alleged $15billion arms deals facilitated by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    He says the Federal Government should allow his trial to begin, it was learnt yesterday.

    Dasuki is said to have told his associates that he is not disposed to a secret trial.

    He insists that based on service rules in a security system, he only obeyed the directive of the President and Commander-in-Chief, former President Goodluck […]