The Federal Government through the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) is to revisit high-profile anti-corruption cases, notably the Halliburton scandal.
PACAC revealed that there will be a scale-up of advocacy against corruption in private sectors and professional associations as part of efforts to fight corruption next year.
PACAC’s Executive Secretary Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye spoke yesterday at a news conference in Lagos to unfold the panel’s plans.
He reviewed activities of the committee in the last one year.
According to Owasanoye, PACAC will scale […]
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon bring prominent Nigerians implicated in the $180m Halliburton bribe to justice.
About four former Heads of State and 89 prominent Nigerians were allegedly linked with the scandal.
In all, 76 prominent Nigerians are listed in the five notebooks submitted by the Halliburton Group to the EFCC.
There were indications yesterday that the anti-graft agency may quiz some of those listed.
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources has admitted collecting inducement […]
A former Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), yesterday said he knew nothing about how an Escrow Account was opened and $32.5 million fines from Halliburton Energy Services paid into it.
He said he was not briefed about the existent of any Escrow Account at any time by a member of the legal team of the Federal Government, Mr. Roland Ewubare, who was National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) former Executive Secretary.
He explained that the team was constituted to initiate […]
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday quizzed a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), for his alleged role in the $182m Halliburton scandal.
It was gathered that Aondoakaa, who served as AGF under the late President Umaru Yar’adua, stormed the office of the EFCC around 10am and was grilled for about eight hours.
A source at the anti-graft agency said that, “Aondoakaa has been in our custody since […]