• Metuh funded PDP publicity during Jonathan’s campaign – Witness tells Court

    Metuh funded PDP publicity during Jonathan’s campaign – Witness tells Court

    A witness, Richard Ihediwa, told a Federal High Court on Thursday that embattled Olisa Metuh, solely funded publicity activities during Jonathan’s re-election campaign.

    Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, is being tried for alleged N400m money laundering.

    Ihediwa, who was Metuh’s Personal Assistant on Media, disclosed this while being led in evidence by the defence counsel, Mr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN).

    He said that it came to a point that the ‘situation room’ was not funded by the party, and […]

  • Fani-Kayode dares Paden to write on how Buhari, APC funded 2015 campaign

    Fani-Kayode dares Paden to write on how Buhari, APC funded 2015 campaign

    Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked the author of the biography on President Muhammadu Buhari, John Paden, to write on how the former General sourced for his 2015 presidential campaign funds.

    Fani-Kayode, was reacting to a section of the book which stated that President Buhari had documents signed by former President Goodluck Jonathan, which proved that the latter sought for what he described as “extra-budgetary funds”.

    He called the claim “a pernicious lie that has no basis in rationality, reason […]

  • How my trip to U.S. is funded — Aisha Buhari

    How my trip to U.S. is funded — Aisha Buhari

    Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday said her ongoing trip to the United States was not being funded with public funds.

    Speaking in an interview with the Hausa service of the Voice of America, Mrs. Buhari said the trip was being funded with personal funds and sponsorship grant.

    “We sponsored even the government officials that came with us on this trip,” she said.

    The president’s wife explained that the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was not funding her office and that her […]

  • Zenith bank top management team have begged me for denying they funded my election, says Fayose

    Zenith bank top management team have begged me for denying they funded my election, says Fayose

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed that a top management team of Zenith Bank Plc has begged him over comment from the bank, denying they funded his election.

    Fayose had on Monday named Zenith bank as one of those who sponsored his election in 2014.

    The governor named the bank as his financiers in a bid to deny an allegation by the Federal Government that he benefited from the $2.1 billion arms money allegedly diverted during the immediate past administration […]

  • My election funded by Zenith Bank and donations – Fayose

    My election funded by Zenith Bank and donations – Fayose

    Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has opened up on how his election was funded two years ago by Zenith Bank Plc, fund raising, donations from friends and associates as well as sales of campaign souvenirs, saying, “I have no financial transaction whatsoever with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, either by cash, cheque or electronic transfer.”

    In a statement signed by his Chief […]

  • Zenith Bank, not Obanikoro or Dasuki funded my election – Governor Fayose

    Zenith Bank, not Obanikoro or Dasuki funded my election – Governor Fayose

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has opened up on how his election was funded two years ago by the Zenith Bank Plc, fund raising, donations from friends and associates as well as sales of campaign souvenirs.

    Fayose said in a statement on Wednesday: “I have no financial transaction whatsoever with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, either by cash, cheque or electronic transfer.”

    In […]