• Jonathan’s ex-aide: EFCC induced me to make statement

    Jonathan’s ex-aide: EFCC induced me to make statement

    It was gathered that the Federal High Court in Lagos Monday ordered a trial-within-trial to determine if a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Gooluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, made a voluntary statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The judge made the order after Dudafa, through his lawyer Gboyega Oyewole, claimed that the commission “induced” him to make the statement.

    EFCC arraigned Dudafa before Justice Mohammed Idris on 23-counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.

    He and […]

  • Corruption trial of Jonathan’s ex-aide stalled again

    Corruption trial of Jonathan’s ex-aide stalled again

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, fixed November 21 for continuation of the trial of Waripamowei Dudafa, a former special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Mr. Dudafa, alongside one Joseph Iwejuo, is facing 23-counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds, brought against the duo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    They had both pleaded not guilty to the charges during their arraignment.

    Justice Mohammed Idris on Thursday, adjourned the case for continuation on November 21 and December […]

  • Why Jonathan’s ex-aide, Reuben Abati, was arrested

    Why Jonathan’s ex-aide, Reuben Abati, was arrested

    Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on media and publicity was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly collecting about N60 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA under the leadership of former NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, (retired).

    Sources, who confirmed this, said the former presidential spokesperson was still being queried on what the money was used for, hence his detention overnight.

    Abati thus joins a long list of former appointees […]

  • I didn’t confirm source of $4m Jonathan’s ex-aide gave me – Witness

    I didn’t confirm source of $4m Jonathan’s ex-aide gave me – Witness

    A Bureau De Change operator, Murtala Abubakar, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not confirm the source of the $4m cash given him at the Presidential Villa by a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

    Abubakar said this on Tuesday when he appeared as a witness before a Federal High Court in Lagos where Dudafa is being prosecuted for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Standing trial […]

  • Buhari: Obasanjo disowns ex-aide

    Buhari: Obasanjo disowns ex-aide

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disowned his former chief press secretary, Igwe Alex Nwokedi over comments that he warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

    Obasanjo, in a statement issued by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, yesterday, described the report as “completely false and destructive by those behind it.”

    Obasanjo said there has been no communication between him and Nwokedi in the last three years and wondered why any news would be attributed to him, as published […]

  • How PDP founded Niger Delta Avengers – Akpabio’s ex-aide

    How PDP founded Niger Delta Avengers – Akpabio’s ex-aide

    Ata Ikiddeh, a former special assistant on diaspora matters to immediate past Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio has described the Niger Delta Avengers as the military arm of the Peoples Democratic Party.

    Reacting to the ongoing war on corruption by the current government, he said, “this government is a joke”, via a Facebook post.

    When asked by one of his Facebook followers, Edim Asanaenyi, if the militant group was now a military wing of the PDP, Mr. Ikiddeh responded, “I am afraid […]