• Dubai properties: Code of Conduct Bureau has cleared Buratai – Lawyer

    Dubai properties: Code of Conduct Bureau has cleared Buratai – Lawyer

    A law firm representing the embattled Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, said the Code of Conduct Bureau had cleared the Army chief of any wrongdoing in the $1.5m properties he (COAS) bought in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

    In a statement, Buratai’s lawyer, Ugochukwu Osuagwu, advised critics to respect the Army chief’s rights to private family life as guaranteed in Section 34 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

    Also, documents obtained […]

  • Group commends CCB for timely action over Buratai’s Dubai properties

    Group commends CCB for timely action over Buratai’s Dubai properties

    A frontline Human Rights advocacy group, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA), has commended the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) for its diligence and forthrightness in the manner it handled the Dubai property saga concerning the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

    Addressing a press conference in Abuja, ASJA national president, Torkuma Venatius, said the timely intervention of the CCB put a quick end to any distraction that a prolonged tussle may have caused the COAS […]

  • Group asks EFCC to investigate Buratai over alleged Dubai properties

    Group asks EFCC to investigate Buratai over alleged Dubai properties

    An anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, over alleged diversion of funds to purchase properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    In a petition forwarded to the anti-graft commission and signed by the group’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the group said such act was a violation of the law of public service.

    According to the group, ‎if the revelation is found to […]

  • Femi Falana urges Buhari to sack ‎Buratai if he fails to resign over Dubai properties

    Femi Falana urges Buhari to sack ‎Buratai if he fails to resign over Dubai properties

    Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, if the army chief fails to voluntarily resign following the revelation that he purchased properties worth $1.5m in Dubai.

    Falana said in a statement that despite Buratai’s commendable feat of leading the Nigerian Army to defeat Boko Haram in the North East, the war on corruption was also a must-win for the Buhari Administration.

    The lawyer ‎described as a […]

  • FG clears Buratai over Dubai properties, others

    FG clears Buratai over Dubai properties, others

    According to reports, the Federal Government has investigated and cleared the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, over his assets and military acquisitions just as the nature of his offshore investments has been shown to be based on capital market principles of shareholding.

    The capital market principle that governed the properties in issue, as it was found by investigators, was akin to having shares in companies instead of wholly owning the properties.

    The government, after investigating a recent media report […]