• 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 […]

  • Jonathan’s Coordinator defects to APC

    Jonathan’s Coordinator defects to APC

    Gombe state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit by the wind of change as it witnessed mass defection of its big wigs to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

    Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Campaign Coordinator in Gombe state, Alhaji Abibakar Habu Mu’azu substantiated rumours linking him to APC as he obtained his membership card at his Kashere Ward in Akko local government area of Gombe state.

    He said he was inspired by his love for the state and […]

  • Lagos, Bayelsa properties worth N1.5bn traced to Jonathan’s former aide

    Lagos, Bayelsa properties worth N1.5bn traced to Jonathan’s former aide

    A former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa has been linked with some properties worth N1.5bn, which he reportedly had not been able to explain where he got the money to procure them.

    As part of investigations into an alleged case of money laundering, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, discovered some properties, among which is a mansion in the Agungi area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, allegedly belonging to Dudafa, said to be worth over […]

  • How Jonathan’s former aide, others committed $31.4m fraud – EFCC explains

    How Jonathan’s former aide, others committed $31.4m fraud – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the companies used by Mr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, and two other persons, in an alleged $31.4m fraud, used companies without addresses.

    The prosecutor for the anti-graft agency, Rotimi Oyedepo, said this while informing the court of the Commissions inability to effect service of the charge on the eighth defendant company (Globus Integrated Services Limited).

    The firm […]

  • Erosion threatens road linking Jonathan’s home town

    Erosion threatens road linking Jonathan’s home town

    Erosion is now threatening to cut off the failed Onuebum Road linking Otuoke, former President Goodluck Jonathan home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

    The road, which straddles Otuoke, Agbura, Azikoro communities and the Julius Berger axis of Sani Abacha expressway in Yenagoa, has been a source of concern to motorists in recent times.

    Though riddled with several craters, it remains the quickest route to Otuoke, which also hosts a federal university.

    Findings revealed that the eroded section of the […]

  • Arms deal: I only obeyed Jonathan’s directive, says Dasuki

    Arms deal: I only obeyed Jonathan’s directive, says Dasuki

    Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) has protested his detention for alleged $15billion arms deals facilitated by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    He says the Federal Government should allow his trial to begin, it was learnt yesterday.

    Dasuki is said to have told his associates that he is not disposed to a secret trial.

    He insists that based on service rules in a security system, he only obeyed the directive of the President and Commander-in-Chief, former President Goodluck […]

  • Only Dasuki can explain $40m pipeline security contract to Jonathan’s cousin – Witness tells court

    Only Dasuki can explain $40m pipeline security contract to Jonathan’s cousin – Witness tells court

    A prosecution witness, Ibrahim Mahe, has said that only retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA)‎, can explain the $40 million pipeline contract awarded to OnePlus Holdings Limited.

    Mahe, the prosecution’s principal witness, made this known when he testified in a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday.

    He said that Azibaola Robert, cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, stated this while being cross examined by defence counsel, Mr Chris Uche (SAN).

    The witness, who recently retired as permanent secretary, Special […]

  • How Dasuki ordered payment of $40m to company owned by Jonathan’s cousin – Witness tells court

    How Dasuki ordered payment of $40m to company owned by Jonathan’s cousin – Witness tells court

    A prosecution witness, Ibrahim Mahir on Tuesday told a Federal High Court, Abuja how former National Security Adviser to the immediate past President, Col. Sambo Dasuki(rtd) authorized the payment of $40m into the bank account of Oneplus Holding, a company owned by a cousin to the former President, Azibaola Roberts.

    Mahir informed the Justice Nnamdi Dimgba-led court that after Dasuki instructed him to prepare a payment mandate of 40 million dollars in favour of Azibaola’s company, the former NSA went ahead […]

  • N5.1bn scam: Dudafa, Jonathan’s former aide, granted N500m bail

    N5.1bn scam: Dudafa, Jonathan’s former aide, granted N500m bail

    A Federal high court sitting in Lagos today admitted to bail the former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, Warpamo Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, to bail in the sum of N500 million with two sureties in like sum.

    The sureties are to swear to affidavit of residence, they must also be landed property owners within the jurisdiction of the court, the title deed of such properties must be deposited with the Chief Registrar of the court.

    He was […]

  • They Didn’t Involve Me In Jonathan’s Campaign Fund Distribution – Sen. Chris Anyanwu

    They Didn’t Involve Me In Jonathan’s Campaign Fund Distribution – Sen. Chris Anyanwu

    Senator Chris Anyanwu yesterday in a statement made available to news agency, Vanguard Saturday said although she was one of the two persons appointed to oversight the President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in Imo State, she was sidelined in the sharing of the campaign funds.

    The senator in her statement confirmed she was invited by the EFCC’s Enugu Office where she cleared her name and stated her innocence of any financial dealings during the campaign.

    In a statement issued by her media aide, […]