• EFCC fails to stop bail for Dasuki’s aide and security consultants

    EFCC fails to stop bail for Dasuki’s aide and security consultants

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed at the Federal High Court, Abuja in its bid to stop the court from granting bails to an aide of the former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Mohammad Sambo Dasuki, and security consultants who were accused of corruption by the Federal Government.

    The EFCC lawyer, Ofem Uket, had made frantic moves to stop Justice Gabriel Kolawole from admitting the defendants to bail on the ground that they would escape justice by […]

  • Late Sultan Dasuki was a man of honour and integrity – NASFAT

    Late Sultan Dasuki was a man of honour and integrity – NASFAT

    Nasrul-Lahi L Fatih Society, NASFAT, has described the late former Sultan, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who died recently at the age of 93 as a man of honour, a patriot and a leader who stood for justice.

    NASFAT said Dasuki’s death was no doubt a big loss to the entire ummah, the Sokoto caliphate and particularly his immediate family.

    In a statement, the group said: “We sincerely console and commiserate with the Sultan and the President General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sheikh […]

  • Jonathan visits Sultan, mourns Dasuki

    Jonathan visits Sultan, mourns Dasuki

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki as a nationalist and a patriot par excellence.

    Mr. Jonathan made the remark in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a condolence visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

    He said the late Mr. Dasuki worked and died as a peace maker and a bridge builder.

    “He worked tirelessly to ensure lasting peace and unity in Nigeria, while without peace and unity there will be no development,” he said.

    The former […]

  • Immortalise Sultan Dasuki – Senate tells FG

    Immortalise Sultan Dasuki – Senate tells FG

    According to reports, the Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to immortalise the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, late Ibrahim Dasuki, by posthumously by naming a monument after him.

    Senators also observed a minute’s silence in his honour at plenary, describing his death as a great loss to the country.

    The resolutions followed the adoption of a motion raised by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto) on the death of the traditional ruler on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Abuja.

    Senate’s deputy leader, Senator […]

  • Late Dasuki believed in ”chop I chop” -Useni

    Late Dasuki believed in ”chop I chop” -Useni

    The Senator representing Plateau South and former FCT minister, Jeremiah Useni has stated that the late father of ex-National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, believed in everyone getting a fair share of what is their due.

    The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, made the remark at the floor of the Senate on Wednesday during plenary.

    Useni said, “I remember Dasuki for one thing, he once said: ‘If you chop, I chop, no problem, but […]

  • Former Sultan, Ibrahim Dasuki buried

    Former Sultan, Ibrahim Dasuki buried

    According to reports, the remains of late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, who died on Monday at the Nigeria-Turkish hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness, had been buried.

    Late Dasuki was buried at Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after a funeral prayer at Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.

    Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a condolence message by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, stated that Sultan Dasuki gave his all to ensure communal harmony and educational development of the citizenry.

    “The history […]

  • President Buhari mourns former Sultan Dasuki

    President Buhari mourns former Sultan Dasuki

    President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Buhari also commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the demise of the remarkable traditional ruler.

    The president noted that the deceased devoted his life […]

  • FG blocks Dasuki from attending father’s funeral

    FG blocks Dasuki from attending father’s funeral

    According to reports, former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki will ‎not be available at his father’s funeral in Sokoto state, as the federal government has no plans to release him for the burial rites.

    The former NSA has been detained by the Federal Government since December 1, 2015 in spite of the bails granted him by three different High Courts in

  • Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the federal government to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as ordered by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    Falana argued in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday that this has become necessary to allow Dasuki to enjoy his human right to liberty within the context of the bails granted him by the trial courts.

    “Having loudly proclaimed to operate under the rule […]

  • Dasuki, ex-Sultan of Sokoto, dies at 93

    Dasuki, ex-Sultan of Sokoto, dies at 93

    According to reports, the late Sultan Dasuki, father of ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was deposed in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, after he was installed by Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, in 1988.  He was on the throne for eight years before his deposition and banishment to Zing, in Taraba State.

    Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the House of Dan Fodio. He was a close associate of Ahmadu Bello and […]

  • How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

    How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

    An official of Zenith Bank has told a Federal high Court in Abuja that $40 million was transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) into the account of a company owned by a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife.

    Olabode Farinola, a compliance officer with the bank, is a principal witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the ongoing trial of Mr. Roberts and his wife, Stella.

    He told the court […]